Project Description

This class teaches the basics of drawing in graphite and charcoal. Students will learn how to “see like an artist” using measuring tips as they draw still life arrangements using studio lighting. We will discuss composition, tangent lines, form, value, and texture.

Final Product

Students will take home a finished graphite drawing and a charcoal drawing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn how to measure what they see in order to transfer a three-dimensional still life onto a two-dimensional drawing surface.
  • Students will learn about value and different types of light.
  • Students will learn how to render dynamic drawings in graphite and charcoal.

Suggested Grades

6th-12th grade

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1.5 hours per classroom
  • Materials: $3.50 per student
  • Travel from Oakridge

Why I teach:

“I want to create an avenue for students to explore ideas with freedom while helping guide them toward success. Uninhibited imagination can surprise us with results not yet discovered. I never think there is one way to achieve something. Art is a practice of creative problem solving and fun—what better way to grow and learn?” – Barbara Counsil

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