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Drawing - Beginning   

Class Overview

Drawing is the basis of all visual art, and it can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. In this class for beginners, increase your imagination, creativity, and perception through the practice of drawing!

Learn the fundamentals of drawing: light, shadow, proportions, details, perspective, and three-dimensionality. Practice drawing many subjects including animals, nature, people, and still life.

You’ll be surprised how quickly your skills will improve by observing and drawing along with a step-by-step class presentation! This process will make it easy to understand and put these techniques into practice.

Once you learn these skills, you’ll find them becoming second nature. This practice will greatly increase your ability to represent the world around you with a pencil or pen.

 

Supplies Needed

  • Pencils (graphite):
    • 2B pencil
    • 4B pencil
    • 6B pencil
    • 8B (Optional)
    • Woodless Pencil (6B or 8B) optional
  • Drawing paper pad - either 9"x12" or 11"x14"
  • White vinyl eraser
  • Mechanical eraser, or pink eraser on the back of pencil (for detail erasing and drawing white lines on gray areas)
  • 3-4 (variety sizes) Paper blending stomps (or paper towel/ tissues for blending, if you can't find these for the first day)
  • Pencil sharpener (preferably with shaving collector)
  • Set of colored pencils (24 to 48)

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the various uses for the tools and supplies for drawing
  • Draw representational objects and scenes
  • Represent 3-dimensional space through the use of light, shadow, and detail
  • Learn various blending techniques
  • Draw 3-dimensional objects -- the building blocks of all other drawings
  • Combine three-dimensional objects to make more complex drawings
  • Expand your use and understanding of form and line
  • Gain a good understanding and ability to use proportions
  • Represent three-dimensional objects and scenes using a simple perspective
  • Utilize light and dark details
  • Maximize the use of value, contrast, line, mark making, and details to draw with expression

 

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Anyone interested in learning the joy of drawing
  • People who would like to improve their drawing skills
  • Anyone who would like to learn to express themselves through drawing
  • Everyone who would like to gain the foundational skills of drawing to apply to any visual art medium in the future
 

Welcome to Continuing Education

Continuing Education is the non-credit department of Seattle Central College.  Our classes are for professional development/career enhancement or personal enrichment and are designed for adults in the community.  Upon completion of classes, students may request a certificate of completion.  Our classes do not appear on student transcripts, earn college credit or qualify for financial aid or tuition waivers.

 

 

Drawing - Beginning

We recommend registering early!  Many of our classes will fill up, and we are unable to process registrations within 2 hours of the start time, 

on 4/9/2024.  

Item: Spring36896 Peter Barth
6:30 PM - 8:45 PM 20.25 Class Hours
Sessions: 9 Tu Room: SC - FA - Gen Cls - FA0405, 801 E. Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122
4/9/2024 - 6/4/2024 Fee: $299.00
  • Format/Location: FA 405
  • Schedule Notes: None
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