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Realistic Charcoal Drawing Class

Realistic Charcoal Drawing

Tuesdays 6-8:00pm 1/08-2/12

Fee per student: $215

Class description:

This class is great for beginners as well as for artists who want to increase the sense of depth, form, and accuracy in their drawings or paintings. Techniques for creating a proportionally solid drawing will be covered before moving on to the subject of light logic and how to create the illusion of depth and space. We will use photographs, master artist’s drawings, and and still lives to learn how to apply these concepts to both 2D and 3D references.

While lessons will be focused on charcoal, skills learned in this class will be applicable to any medium. Subject matter offered will include man-made and natural still life objects, landscapes, portraits, figures, cityscapes and interiors. In addition to numerous studies, students will have the opportunity to produce large finished charcoal drawings with step-by-step guidance.


About the instructor: Instruction is provided by Lacey Lewis, a recognized figurative painter who has been teaching her craft for 10 years. Lewis describes her teaching methods as "Classical Atelier Inspired," combining elements of traditional techniques with more contemporary concepts. She believes that incorporating a variety of philosophies in her teaching gives her students multiple tools to choose from when solving visual problems.

Lewis is sought out for her expertise in painting and drawing the figure but also instructs beginning through advanced students in still life, landscape, and all aspects of realistic drawing and painting. Most work in the studio is done in charcoal or oil paint though graphite, pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel are also media of study.

Earlier Event: January 7
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