We began this drawing class by learning to “see”, drawing objects, blindly, with what is called blind continuous line. We, then, drew continuous line drawings while looking, paying careful attention to the cross contours in our subject material.
We studied negative space and began to recognize when we could use the shape and space behind an object to help us describe the subject.
The students worked very hard to begin to see perspective and to measure the angles of lines with their pencils. They used a corner of a room as their subject.
During the fourth week, they cut photos in strips and practiced laying in three values. They worked from black and white as well as color photos to do this.
They studied the values they saw in a glass, still life study.
They learned to grid a photograph and measure and enlarge that photograph by creating a proportionate grid on their drawing paper.
They studied drawing their self portraits. If you wish to view a larger selection of their drawings you can find them by clicking here or by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the small label Student Art: Beginning Drawing. If you click on each drawing, they will enlarge. Thank you to all the fine artists who took this class!