Drawing for Children Classes

Drawing classes for Children

SPRING 2021
– Realistic Drawing: Learn to See: 9 Tuesdays, 3/16-3/9 (no class 4/20), 4:00-5:00 PM;
– Drawing With Color: 9 Thursdays, 3/18-5/20 (no class 4/22);
No classes will be held during April vacation.

In the Realistic Drawing: Learn to See class students will be introduced to the basic foundation of realistic representational drawing. Guided projects and exercises will cover the use of line (edges), tone (light and shadow), spaces (negative and positive), and relationships (perspective, composition, proportion, etc.). As to materials, we’ll use most affordable supplies, like graphite pencils or charcoal. During the classes, we’ll be drawing mostly from references, that will be both examples of great master’s drawings, and photographs. Also, I will emphasize the importance of observational drawing, and students will be encouraged to draw from real observation, especially when working on their home assignments. The projects include compositions with geometrical objects, still life, things from everyday life, gesture and/or nature sketching, and more. We will really learn to see and capture the structure, movement and dimension in many things around us.

Drawing With Color class is designed to introduce children to the foundations of drawing through easy and fun projects, as they study line, tone and color. We will explore various ways and materials (pretty simple and easy to use at home)to create a series of beautiful drawings. This class is great for beginners and those who like colored drawing materials such as pencils, markers, etc. Book illustration and comics lovers are especially welcome!

Suggested supplies list for Realistic Drawing class:

  • Pencils. Graphite pencils of various hardness: 6B, 4B, 2B, B, HB, H, 2H. (Starting pencil set will be great). Best brands to buy are: Derwent, Faber-Castell, Caran d’Ache, Gretacolor;
  • Erasers;
  • Pencil sharpening tools;
  • Black fine markers or pens, Sharpie-like;
  • Drawing paper pad, min size 9×12″;
  • Folder or portfolio to keep the artwork.
  • Optional :

  • Vine charcoal of different hardness (in sticks);
  • White chalk pencil or just chalk stick;
  • Blending stumps, or tortillions.

For the Drawing with Color class:

  • Graphite pencil: HB (School pencil #2)
  • Erasers;
  • Pencil sharpening tools;
  • Black fine markers or pens, Sharpie-like;
  • Drawing paper pad, min size 9×12″;
  • Folder or portfolio to keep the artwork.
  • Set of colored pencils (Suggested brands: Prismacolor, Derwent, Faber-Castell, and many more), 24 colors or more
  • OR: colored markers, 36 colors or more (the more, the better)
  • OR: colored oil or dry pastels (pastels pencils will also work)

All the materials mentioned above may be purchased on Amazon, any art supplies chain (Blick, Michael’s, Staples and such), or at any local art supplies store.

Classes are 60-min long and are offered via Zoom.