Registration opens April 5th, 2018
Cost: Member $150.00 Non Member $175.00
Maximum of 16 people in the class so register early
For beginners and intermediate drawers, where we build on and reinforce basic and important drawing skills through angles/proportion/basic shapes/etc. while discovering the uniquely expressive quality charcoal.
Over the centuries, charcoal has been favoured by the masters for everything from quick studies for paintings to finished and subtlety beautiful works of art on paper. If you are looking for new skills or a fresh way to approach your art making, want to learn how to use this medium beautifully, or wish you could put the pencil down for something faster, dramatic, and more expressive than this 2-day workshop is for you.
In this immersive workshop, we will spend some time in front of still life objects working on observational drawing skills that strengthen your art practice (triangulation, proportion, recognizing shapes, etc) and then couple this with an exploration of the expressive power of charcoal. We will explore the different types of charcoal and how to use them effectively together, the tools you need to manipulate the medium properly, tricks and tips for success, how to achieve textures, and how to do fun things like pouring and painting with the medium!
Demonstrations included, students, can expect to work through 2-4 larger drawings that will both re-enforce observational drawing skills and explore techniques that lend themselves to the expression of visual ideas with the medium.