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Developing your Drawing

The Entrance


This class started as a comprehensive introduction to drawing with colour pencil, but it has become broader-based. While the focus is developing drawing techniques and exploring the colour pencil medium, we explore other mediums and a variety of artistic styles. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate students who are wanting to improve their technique and try new challenges.

Materials List   

BASIC LIST: Graphite pencil materials, which are also useful for all other mediums. Graphite pencil(s). My top recommendations: HB, 2B, 4B, 2H, 4H. B pencils are softer, darker and smudgier, and range from B (1B) to 9B (softest). H pencils are harder, lighter in value, and retain their point much better. They range from H (1H) to 9H (hardest). HB and F are right in the middle.
Sketch paper- You can use any white paper for sketching. However, sketch paper is not ideal for a finished artwork. It is best to make preliminary sketches and experimentations on sketch paper and then transfer finalized sketch outlines to better paper to then be worked on further (e.g.: painted, inked, details added, etc.).
Tracing paper- Can be individual sheet or in a pad. Handy for transferring image to better paper and for planning composition.

GENERAL: Eraser (kneaded and/or white plastic), mono pencil eraser (optional), small bit of fine sandpaper (not black), Sharpener, container for shavings, measuring tool, e.g., ruler, protractor (optional), Divider tool or compass, Mobile phone with app for taking colour photos and for converting into grey scale, better art paper for final drawing/painting.

OPTIONAL: Light box. For Molly's classes at the Gallery, she has light tables on hand. For Molly's Entrance classes, she doesn't always have one available. You might wish to invest in a portable and inexpensive A4 (or A3) LED lightbox (optional). We also have access to windows! You can also use old school methods with tracing paper or with a pencil rubbed on the back of the image to be transferred.

Term 2
09 May 2024 to 27 Jun 2024
12:30pm - 3:30pm

The Entrance

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$270.00 - $285.00


Must be booked in advance. We recommend booking at least four weeks before the event.

Molly Gill