Come and learn the fundamentals of drawing portraits with charcoal.
(Please note the FAQ's at the bottom for more details)
Even painting masters revisit their charcoal and paper pads to brush up on their skills. Working only in gradients from dark to light, you can focus on the form of your subjects. While painting allows you to play with colour and texture, drawing in charcoal trains your eye to pick up on light play, which is essential to any art composition- especially if you want to take it from 2D to 3D.
Feel free to bring your own sketchbook. However, we will be providing newsprint and charcoal for the drawing exercises.
The drawing exercises will be 10 min drawings working up to a sustained drawing of 1 hour.
The subject will be Portraits and The Artist Instructor will draw and teach each lesson. However- we do encourage participants to bring a photo or subject of their own interest and we will try and incorporate them into the session based on suitability of course.
What is included?
Art Supplies as outlined below.
Light snacks- please email email@example.com with any dietary restritions at least 24 hours in advance. Orders for food can only be made the day before the session. Any food orders that need dietary accomodations recieved within 24 hours of the session may not be able to be accomodated and therefore a refund for the cost of food will be given to you once you come into The Studio. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to sort out all the details :)
Is this one-on-one instruction?
No, this is a public drawing class, and there will be other participants. So everyone will be participating in the short lessons. However, the artist will come around and provide one-on-one feedback to class participants.
Can we drink during this class?
All those who are 19+ are welcome to partake in our licensed bar during the session. We also carry non-alcoholic beverages.
Should I wear anything special for this class?
Yes- please do not wear light colours. It is advisable to wear all black. This is because charcoal gets on ERRTHANG.
(It doesn't stain and it washes out, but you will look like a Chimney Sweep if you are wearing white for a date after, know what I'm sayin'.)
What Drawing Materials will we be using?
Vine Charcoal, Kneadable Eraser, Newsprint, and our fingers. These will be provided to you at the session.
If you have any questions or comments, please use the form to get in touch!