Intro to Drawing--SECTION C

  • April 13, 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • June 15, 2019
  • 11:00 AM
  • 3614 SE Division, Portland, OR


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Section C: This 10 session, two hour class meets Saturday mornings at 9am from April 13, 2019 through June 15, 2019. 

For absolute beginners. This class is also great for experienced drawers who don’t love to draw, or haven't drawn in a while, or want to loosen or open up their drawing. Emphasis is placed equally on seeing and expression, description and the pleasure of making. Exercises break down students’ preconceptions about how drawings come about, so that drawing becomes a matter of truly human scale exploration and experimentation, rather than the product of giant leaps of talent and inspiration.

All students who are new to Phil's teaching should start with this class, even if experienced. I've had exhibiting artists with MFAs take this class and say that it wasn't like anything they had previously done and that it really helped their work.

Materials: Please bring the following materials to the first class meeting and wear clothes you don't mind getting charcoal on:

two 4b or 6b graphite sticks (rectangular shape, not pencil shape)

one white vinyl eraser

two soft charcoal pencils

one soft charcoal pencil with peel off wrapping

six to twelve sticks of compressed charcoal (Alphacolor Char-Cole if the store has it)

Paper, drawing boards, clips, drawing horses and easels will be provided by the studio.

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