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with Stacy Andrews
This class offers basic information and methods to use for improving your technique with pencil. Information that will be covered includes drawing position and hand position, as well as purpose of shaving or sharpening the pencil. Discussion on the amount of pressure applied and learning whether you are a heavy or light handed person and how to work with your disposition, including how to use different pressures with hand positions. Soft to Hard pencil leads and the descriptions and purpose for each will be taught as well as the limitations of graphite compared to charcoal. A variety of paper will be discussed and used to demonstrate what effects you can gain with each technique. Student worksheets will include value strips, use of tools and use of Bargue drawing to practice techniques.