In addition to canvas, newsprint, or watercolor paper, toned paper may be used to study dark and light accents in a 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 basics of hands and feet. Deeper study of anatomy can be provided as needed. After day one, we will do 20 minutes of warm-up gesture poses before starting each long pose.


Mondays 1–4 PM
April 8–May 27 (8 weeks)
Logan Heights Studio
$260/280 (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 need only newsprint/drawing board; vine charcoal; kneaded eraser; one colored pastel for accents and your preferred paints.


Drawing: 2B, 4B, and 6B graphite pencils; kneaded eraser; 18” x 24” acid-free drawing pad; 18” x 24” smooth newsprint.


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


Pastels: softest vine charcoal; NuPastel, box of 96 pieces; #429, #426, or #431 Canson-brand pastel paper; foam core drawing board cut one inch larger than your paper, with two clips to hold it.


Beginning watercolor: one tube each of Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna watercolor for the first session if you use watercolor; more colors if you have them (additional colors will be discussed at first meeting); large covered Woods or Pike palette; a #12 pointed and a 1” flat brush; Arches or other good quality paper (no Strathmore student-grade watercolor paper).


Oils: up to 18” x 24” canvas board; #2, 4, 8, and 12 Robert Simmons filbert brushes; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits with container; Viva paper towels; disposable paper, wood or glass palette (plastic palette saver to store them); Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Permalba White paint for the first session if you use oils, or 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.


Attention: Artists & Craftsman Supply (3rd & Robinson in Hillcrest) will be able to assist with any materials needed for the class. Bring only what you plan on using.