FOUNDATIONS OF DRAWING with Chula Beauregard
Guided by “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards
When: 9 am-12 pm Thursdays in the month of March (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th), 2015
Where: The Steamboat Art Museum Studio (upstairs)
Drawing is fundamental to the pursuit of representational art. Once we can quiet the critic in our minds, we can truly see what is before us, and let the information flow from our eyes to our hands. This class is designed for individuals with little or no prior drawing training. The global skill of drawing a perceived object, person, or place is not dependent upon “talent.” Instead, it is a skill that can be cultivated through the study of edges, spaces, relationships, light and shadows, and the whole. Though it may start as a struggle, just like learning how to drive a car, these perceptual skills can integrate and become part of our artistic tool box as we pursue the visual arts. Meeting once a week, there will be take-home work to complete individually.
Drawing pad 14″x17
Graphite pencils (drawing pencils) set or at min. 4B, 2B, HB, 2H
Drawing stick (jumbo graphite or conte crayon)
Tortillion (blending tool- buy or make)
Non-permanent felt tip marker
Kneaded eraser & pink or white eraser
Pencil sharpener, unless you want to use the pencil sharpener in the atelier.
ALL OF THESE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH THE STEAMBOAT ART MUSEUM GIFT SHOP.