In week one, Steve Huston will provide you an introduction to starting your journey as an artist. You will join Chris Legaspi and Heather Lenefsky in exploring various tools and materials that artists use to draw.
In week two, Heather Lenefsky and Chris Legaspi will walk you through how to use and sharpen your pencil. You will begin to experiment with different mark-making techniques through multiple drawing exercises.
In week three, Chris Legaspi will introduce you to drawing forms in 3-dimensional space. You will learn how to plot basic shapes in perspective, construct forms from imagination, and break down a household object into simple forms.
In week four, Chris Legaspi and Heather Lenefsky will show you how to apply light to simple forms and use halftones to enhance the sense of 3-dimensional space.
In week five, you will learn from Mark Westermoe the techniques for creating texture in a drawing. You will also study how master draughtspeople such as Charles Danna Gibson and Fortunino Matania utilize different rendering techniques in their work.
In week six, Bill Perkins will show you how to use value to strengthen the compositional designs and readability of your landscape drawings. You will learn how to use value matrix, a powerful tool that allows you to quickly simplify the values within any image.