Drawing Basics: Exploring Fundamental Drawing Techniques through Still Life

August 15 and 16

Postponed to a later date

There will be various drawing exercises the first morning and demos by the teacher, as an introduction into classical drawing skills.
In the afternoon, students will do line drawing studies of a still life set-up.
On day two, we will look at light and shadow, adding shading techniques, as students draw subjects in the still life set-up.

List of materials  subject to change

Drawing will be done at tables provided at the Stone School.

There are some easels there, if you prefer to draw upright at some point — perhaps for long drawing. If you use an easel, I recommend you bring a drawing board  (or a sheet of foam core) and two alligator clips to hold your paper or pad in place


  • Sketchbook — about 11″ x 14″ with medium-weight (70, 80 or 90 lb.) white paper, smooth to medium surface. This will be for our better drawings
  • Sketch pad — about 9″ x 12″ with white bond paper. This is thinner, cheaper paper, for our drawing exercises. Can be newsprint or manilla.
  • Pencils: graphite: H, HB, 2B 4B I recommend good quality pencils (Derwent Graphic, Staedler, Mars, Lumograph, Koh-i-Noor Hardmuth)
  • Pencil Sharpener (a good metal one) or X-acto knife and sandpaper — to sharpen your pencils
  • Erasers: 1 grey kneaded eraser and one hard white eraser
  • a few stumps and/or tortillons
  • Masking tape (I prefer the green painters tape, as it better lifts off the paper without ripping it.)


(Things to bring in case you want to use them, or try them out)

  • vine charcoal
  • charcoal pencils (hard and/or medium)
  • Conté sticks or pencils in sanguine and/or brown
  • a pad of tracing paper
  • a ruler
  • An item for the still life set up
  • Your own easel — if you prefer to draw at it.

Lauren Foster
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