This one year class will cover learning basic drawing and shading with graphite pencils. We will learn shapes, and how shapes build virtually anything we see and wish to draw. We will draw from still life, nature and photographs. We will learn to create form by using light and shade, to compare objects to their surroundings to accurately draw them, to consider line weight as well as shading to transfer what we see into pencil drawings. Students will learn at their own level of skill, each improving from where they start. Drawing experience is not necessary but would prove helpful.
My teaching method is mainly hands on, spending some one-on-one with each student during each class session. I will introduce what we will spend our time for that class, demonstrate and then quickly get the students working on their projects. Often more teaching is done to the group as I notice where students are struggling. I work my way around the room, helping each student individually. Since art skill is not based upon age, but ability and experience, my classes are open to grades 6-12. Students wanting high school credit should inform me prior to classes starting. I will assign homework to all students; credit seeking students must complete home work in order to receive credit. I urge my students to practice as much as they are able.
If you have a student who is interested in my classes but have maybe already had these classes or you feel they may be more advanced than the class description implies, please contact me to discuss how/if the class can be made to accommodate them. I always work with students at their skill level, even a student who has had this material can be assigned more challenging projects that are still within the general scope of the class.
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