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Summer – Foundation Drawing- Learning to See

By October 12, 2019May 19th, 2024No Comments

Thursday, 10:00 – 12:30pm, July 11 – August 8, 2024

5-Week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns


About Just Getting Started: Foundation Drawing Learning to See

Drawing is the foundation of all visual art and in this Art Clinic, we’ll learn to translate our 3D world onto a 2D surface with surprising accuracy. We will explore artist perception, drawing proportions, and using plumblines and intersections to build a composition. So, grab your pencils and join us! You’ll never see the world the same way. Class Level: beginner to intermediate. Please note there is a $10 model fee paid in class.

Schedule of Classes

Class 1) July 11 – Intro, sighting and measuring, plumblines and intersections.

Exercise: Finding the relationships between still life objects

Slides from 9-7 Drawing, 01 Sighting

Class 2) July 18 – Sighting and Measuring, objects in space, scale

Exercise: Finding the relationship between still life objects and the table surface using diagonals

Slides from 9-14 Diagonals – Perspective

Class 3 July 25 –A Line is a Dot that went for a Walk.

Exercise:  Draw an environment the “etch a sketch” way.  One continuous line that moves though spatial planes regardless of foreground, middle ground, or background.

Class 4) August 1– Sighting and Measuring, positive and negative spaces

Exercise:  Draw objects by only drawing the space around them

Class 5) August 8 – Putting the skills to task

Exercise:  Working from the figure, build a drawing using perspective and relationships

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 Art Clinic: Learning to See”, 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

Extra Large Kneaded Erasers

18×24” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad