A Nurturing Avenue To Learn Chinese
圣路易现代中文学校
St. Louis Modern Chinese School

Beginning Drawing I 绘画入门 I
(DW04C_19F)

This class will make a survey of the drawing techniques and materials . We will initially discuss and practice organizational line drawing... a formal examination of the basic observations and mark making that we begin to develop as novice artists. Next, we will discuss how our subjects can be simplified, understood, and rendered as a system of planar structures. The intent of which is to the see that subject as a series of successively shrinking planes that reflect varied degrees of light back to the viewer. This is the ‘architecture’ of our likeness. At this point, we will take note of what can be called a ‘light system’ and a ‘shadow system’, and determine which of the planes formerly established lies within each system. Finally, we will discuss the application of relative values to the drawing, and resolve the image into a solid likeness. Basic Materials: #2 Pencil This is a common/simple pencil. Drawing Paper An 18”x24” Strathmore (or other branded) drawing pad. Pink Eraser **The following items are not immediately necessary, as I can provide them. However, if you choose to pursue drawing to a more professional degree, I would suggest that you acquire these. If you are a casual artist, and don’t wish to incur the expense, we’ll manage.** Advanced Materials: Graded Graphite Pencil Set These will come in a tin, and will have an array of hardness… 2H to 9B, generally. Charcoal Pencils General’s soft, medium, and hard. Vine Charcoal Boxed or individually packaged, medium density will be very versatile and acceptable. Chamois A large one from the automotive section of a department store will be a little cheaper that one bought at the art store. ***I will provide additional materials as I feel necessary.***

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