Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing

Regular price $135.00

  • $675 (à la carte  tuition per class)
  • - $135 (20% tuition deposit required to secure a seat in class)
  • = $540 balance of tuition (invoiced as monthly payments)

Class Description:

This is a course designed to teach students to learn and love the language of art. Students will learn the seven Elements of Art: line, shape, color, value, space, texture, and form. Using these elements the students will learn to create and communicate with images from what they observe around them. Each element will be explored individually and then added to another as students advance. Students will use pencil, charcoal, ink, oil pastel, and colored pencils to learn various drawing techniques.
(This class does have some overlap with the General Studio Class. There are about 8 out of 30 lessons that are a repeat from the General Studio Class with slight variations. The rest of the lessons will be new material for the students going more in-depth into drawing.)

Credits: 1 (Elective--please note that this class is NOT an honors-level course; the unweighted grade will affect the overall GPA)

Prerequisite: None

Mtg. Days:  Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thur (4 days each week)

2022-23 Mtg. Time (Pacific Time):

  • 9:00-9:50 AM  Kimberly Swait
  • 10:00-10:50 AM  Kimberly Swait

Required Materials: 

2 Ebony Prismacolor pencils
1 charcoal pencil set with white pencil
1 pencil sharpener
1 white eraser
1 black fine point ink pen (waterproof)
1 set Prismacolor colored pencils 12 color set or more
1 sketchbook approx.( 8 x 11” or 9 x 12”) ( spiral or hardbound, your preference)
1 drawing pad of white paper approx. (11x 14”)
1 drawing board (optional)
1 set of 12 or more oil pastels
1 water pen
1 container of ink
1 set of watercolors

Note: Please buy brand-specific items if a brand is noted (for example, “Prismacolor”). Otherwise, any brand is acceptable. Some suggested places to buy materials: Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, amazon.