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Drawing for Beginners 3: Composition Basics

Course number : 2544   
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Learn how to advance your drawing techniques through the use of composition. We'll explore the concepts of object placement on the page and how they can lead the viewer’s eye, engage them and even set a mood. Learn about foreground and background, patterns, shapes, focal points and direction. Experiment with different kinds of traditional composition concepts that help you place your objects on the page and crop them. Drawing for Beginners 2 helpful, but not required. Materials: $3 at class. Students must supply additional materials listed on confirmation and website: LINK HERE

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Roseville Center

Sheldon Carpenter 



Please read:  Students must supply materials listed on confirmation and website: Scroll down to bottom of the page on the left hand side under ‘Quick Links’ and click on ‘Material Lists’ or click the link entitled, LINK HERE, located in the course description. | *Students will be given 1/2 hour for a lunch break. ________________________________________________________ Materials Required: (Michaels, Aaron Brothers, or Academy Art will have all the materials, or you can order them online): – Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad (or similar), 12"x18" – Derwent artists pencils (or similar), at least 3 pencils with 2H, HB, 4B hardness. As an example, the Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils tin has 12 pencils of varying hardness and is perfectly suited for all types of drawing. – Kneaded rubber eraser – Pink Pearl artists eraser (or similar) – 12" ruler (any type) – Feel free to bring in any other monochrome drawing material you'd like to use or experiment with, such as charcoal or conté crayons. - Woodless graphite pencil - This is a solid graphite pencil wrapped with a plastic coating.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/18/2020 - 4/18/2020 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Roseville, Roseville Center  Map, Room: RVC-255 Sheldon Carpenter