with Mike Duffy
This class will be for beginners and intermediates and focus first on the basics then expand to how to draw people and animals, as well as learning perspective, tonal value and pen and ink. To learn and understand drawing, we must start with the basics like understanding line, form, value and shading. Any drawing will have in it at least one of those elements so it is important to learn how to apply them to a drawing. Learning shading helps understand form. Learning to use lines and shapes help define a drawing. Once the basics are understood, then learning how to draw an object, animal or a person will make a little more sense. Drawing from real life, using ones imagination and studying the drawings and sketches of the masters, the three things that will help an artist become better at drawing. Henri Matisse once said: “A line is simply a dot that went for a walk.”
There is no material fee, however students are asked to bring at least one drawing pad no smaller than 9X12 preferably bigger, drawing pencils HB, 2B and 4B or whatever is available ( an HB pencil is like your #2 pencil from school. 2B, 3B or 4B means that it is a shading pencil, the higher the number the darker the shade) and an eraser preferably a kneaded eraser and a white eraser (no pink erasers).
Jan 28 - Mar 11th, 2019
Mon for 6 weeks from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Mt. Desert Island High School
1081 Eagle Lake Rd.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 Get directions