Beginning Drawing

For people who haven’t drawn in a while or want to get started. Learn fundamentals and gain confidence as you draw with a variety of media and approaches. Limit 10 students

This class will be appreciated by beginning artists as well as those who used to draw but have let their skills lapse. Follow it with Intermediate Drawing, Drawing for Pleasure and get an excellent immersion in drawing.

Consider also trying Figure Drawing Intensive, one-day workshops that encourage experimentation with representation, abstraction and materials.

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level





  • soft and extra-soft vine charcoal, 1 package each
  • kneaded eraser
  • hard white eraser
  • newsprint pad 18” x 24”

The following materials will be discussed in class. You do NOT need to purchase these before the first class:

  • 18” x 24” pad of white drawing paper (Your choice: smooth or textured. We recommend smooth paper. We will discuss paper choices in class.)
  • 1 box Char-koal
  • 1 stick of white chalk or charcoal
  • chamois
  • can of spray fixative 
  • roll of masking tape

Optional (to be discussed in class):

  • a container of waterproof drawing ink
  • a few watercolor brushes to be used with the drawing ink (at least 1 large roundhair brush for washes and one smaller brush for line work)

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost



Section 1: 6 Thursdays
, 7–9:30pm

1S: May 23–June 27 

Instructor: Bob Collins

$295. FULL

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