Basic Drawing Skills

Drawing is a means of recording the visual world around us. Learning how to accurately document ideas gives one confidence, understanding, and the ability to describe our innermost thoughts. This class is designed for those who wish to hone their drawing skills and for those who want to learn basic drawing techniques. It is structured along the lines of the representational classical tradition. The focus is on composition, proportion, and perspective. You will learn value, line, form and texture using graphite and conte. For each session, the instructor will set up a still life in class from which you will work. Botanical specimens will be included. Weather permitting, you can choose to enjoy a short sketch session in the outdoor gardens.

Reference material handouts will be provided.  The instructor will offer demonstrations and individual guidance. There will be open discussions and dialogue. Questions and answers are welcome as you participate in open critiques.

Instructor

Priscilla Humay

Instructor Priscilla Humay received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her MS in Visual Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and completed Post-Graduate work at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. She has exhibits nationally.

This class requires all participants to complete and sign a university Release and Indemnification Agreement before being considered enrolled in the class. Bring the completed form to the first class meeting and turn in to your instructor.


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