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Spring – Foundation Drawing- Shading and Volume

By May 18, 2020May 19th, 2024No Comments

Thursday, 10:00 – 12:30pm, May 30 – June 27, 2024

5-Week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns


About Just Getting Started: Shading and Volume

This Art Clinic aims to improve your observational drawing skills and teach you how to create realistic subject matter using graphite and charcoal. Explore shading techniques, from understanding light and shadow to rendering lifelike objects on paper. By the end of the class, you’ll have the skills to bring your drawings to life, giving them a natural, three-dimensional quality. Class Level: beginner to intermediate. Please note there is a $10 model fee paid in class.

Schedule of Classes

Class 1) May 30 – Sighting and measuring, objects – For our first class, we will have a refresher on how sighting and measuring works.  This is important for accurate proportions.

pencils, 18×24” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, and erasers

Class 2) June 7 – Value, egg drawing- This class takes a simple object (the egg) and allows us to practice creating a volumetric rendering of it’s likeness using graphite, erasers and blending stumps.

pencils, 18×24” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, blending stump, and erasers

Class 3 June 14 Paper on Paper- Exercises designed to rewire how we think about drawing.  Only draw the shadows.

pencils, 18×24” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad, blending stump, and erasers

Class 4) June 21 Fabric Drawing – We’re switching gears to see how we can create illusionistic volume using vine and willow charcoal.

Vine charcoal, 18 X 24 Strathmore News Print Paper, and kneaded eraser

Class 5) June 27 –  Working from the Model- We’ll do a series of drawings designed to combine sighting and measuring and creating volume.

Vine charcoal, 18 X 24 Strathmore News Print Paper, and kneaded eraser

Click to Register

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class.  For this session of “Just Getting Started”, the materials pass is $15.    Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know ASAP.  You can always email with any questions.

Supply List:

Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B

White Plastic Eraser

Vine or Willow (soft) charcoal 3 pack

1 Extra Large vine charcoal stick, willow stick

2 Extra Large Kneaded Erasers

18 X 24 Strathmore News Print Paper

18×24” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad

Blending Stump

Pencil Sharpener