In the first week, you will learn about the characteristics of Graphite and Charcoal. Sheldon walks you through the different types of drawing pencils from hard to soft. Afterward, he introduces you to charcoal, which is greatly used in tonal drawing.
In week two, you will learn to work with color pencils and get familiar with the Florentine drawing technique. Sheldon shares his useful tips on how to blend color pencils and use toned paper as the middle value in a drawing.
In week three, you will learn about marker, a very popular drawing medium, especially for illustrators and comic artists. Sheldon specifically demonstrates on water-based markers.
In week four, you will learn about fountain pen, a luxurious and sophisticated drawing medium. Sheldon teaches you how to use the medium to create linear drawings and ink wash.
In week five, you will learn about pastel, a drawing and painting medium with a rich tradition. Sheldon shows you how to blend soft pastels on toned paper, using fingers.
In week six, you will learn to paint with acrylics and achieve a quick-drying result. Sheldon introduces you to his palette. Then, he demonstrates the medium on basic shapes and landscape.
In week seven, you will learn about oil paint, a timeless medium that is widely used by professional fine artists. Sheldon helps you understand the unique characteristics of different pigments in oil paint and the essential approach to this medium.
In the last week of this course, you will explore watercolor, a beautiful yet surprisingly challenging medium to control. Sheldon guides you through the fundamentals of this medium, in order to help you better plan your painting process.
This course teaches you how to use graphite pencils, charcoal, color pencils, markers, fountain pens, pastels, acrylic paints, oil paints, and watercolors.
We recommend that you buy every material in this course, to maximize your learning outcome. However, the supplies for lessons on fountain pens, pastels, oil paints, and watercolors are optional, due to their expensive cost.
Traditional materials are highly recommended for this course.
Yes! This is a great introduction to materials for the beginner level.
This course includes 8 downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Sheldon Borenstein. Although you are required to watch every lesson entirely, the assignments on fountain pens, pastels, oil paints, and watercolors are optional.