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Drawing Basics – Graphite

Wednesdays, August 28, September 4,11,18 & 25, 12:00 (Noon) to 2:00 pm (5 class series)

Start learning the drawing skills you’ve always wanted in this beginner friendly class.  Learn about the simple tools of graphite (pencil) drawing.  Practice using line, shape, value and texture to represent the world around you and boost creative thinking.  Whether you wish to support your painting practice. reduce anxiety, improve focus, or simply try something new, consider drawing.  If you can see, you can draw!

$155 FRAA member / $175 non FRAA member
(4 student minimum / 10 student maximum)
Students of all levels

Pre-registration is required.  Register in person, via phone or online.  Payment required when registering.  Click here to register for this class online.


Supply List:

-Drawing paper pad. 9”X12”, white or off white, 80 lb. minimum paper weight,
          Good brands include: Strathmore 400 series, Bee Paper Co, Canson, Fabriano
-Graphite drawing pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
          Good brands include: Faber Castel, Prismacolor Turquoise,
-Woodless graphite sticks: 6B, 9B
          Good brands include: Koh-I-Noor, Faber Castel, Prismacolor
-Assorted tortillions & blending stumps
-Sandpaper block (for sharpening)
-Mars plastic eraser
-Kneaded eraser
-Pencil sharpener
-Ruler (12 inches)

-Pencil & tool bag or box
           (something for carrying your tools that will protect pencil leads from breaking)
-Chamois (used for blending)
-Drawing tool set (sold at Beaux Arts)
           Set includes: asst. stumps & tortillions, sandpaper block, kneaded eraser, which are on required list above and might be cost-saving.*

*Note – sometimes kits can be purchased that contain multiple items at a reduced cost.


About Peggy:
If Peggy isn’t in a classroom, art studio or her garden, she might be found at a garage sale or wandering around a hardware store imagining artistic uses for the objects she sees. Lines, shapes, textures, and glorious color can be found everywhere. Peggy loves to translate the world around her into painted, collaged & woven art.