In addition to canvas, newsprint, or watercolor paper, toned paper may be used to study dark and light accents in chiaroscuro treatment. Attention will be given to the creative use of color and value, and intermediate or advanced students may use their favorite medium. In addition to portraiture, attention will be given to the basics of hands and feet. Deeper study of anatomy can be provided as needed. Each week one of the five main features— eyes, nose, mouth, ears and neck—will be discussed. (Videos and notes of each will be sent to your email.)





$385/405 (includes model)


MATERIALS: You do not need to buy everything on this list. Only buy materials that relate to the medium you plan to work with or if you are more advanced, bring your own supplies. On day one you only need newsprint, drawing support (a piece of foam core 3/16" thick drawing support cut to 19" x 25" with four bulldog clips to hold everything together); vine charcoal; kneaded eraser; and one colored pastel for accents.


Pencil: Two mechanical pencils, a 2 mm mechanical holder with 4B leads and a 0.5 mechanical pencil with 2B leads; a kneaded eraser; blending stump; small sanding block; rag; drawing pad, 18" x 24", Strathmore 300 Series (or any brand you already have); foam core 3/16" thick drawing support (cut to 19" x 25”) with four bulldog clips to hold everything together.


Attention: Artist & Craftsman Supply (Hillcrest) will have two discounted kits for students hand-selected by the instructor. Buy both, combined, or buy either one singly if you already have the materials provided in the other kit. Kit #1: drawing board, clips, drawing pad. Kit #2: pencils, eraser, stump, sanding block.


Charcoal: 4B charcoal pencil; softest vine charcoal; rags or Viva paper towels, kneaded eraser.


Pastels: soft vine charcoal; NuPastel, box of 96 pieces; Canson brand pastel paper, #429, 426, or 431; foam core drawing board cut 1" larger than your paper, with four bulldog clips.


Beginning Watercolor: One tube each of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna for the first session, more colors if you have them. (Additional colors will be discussed at the first meeting.) Large covered Woods or Pike palette or your favorite travel palette; a #12 pointed and a 1" flat brush; tissues or Kleenex; Arches or other good quality paper (no Strathmore student grade).


Oils: up to 18" x 24" canvas board (prime with single light wash of Golden Acrylic Gray Value #6); Robert Simmons filbert brushes #2, 4, 8, 12; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits with container, Liquin; Viva paper towels; disposable paper, wood or glass palette (plastic palette save); Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Permalba White paint for the first session. (If experienced, also bring a warm and cool of each primary color or whatever colors you normally use.)


Acrylics: Same as oils, except no mineral spirits, just a container for water


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