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Learning to See Wednesday, July 29, 9:00 AM  
Lisa Cheney $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Type of Workshop: Process but student will take home drawings.
Prerequisite: None**
Workshop Category: Drawing

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I cannot begin to tell you how often I hear, "I can't draw a straight line," or "I can barely even a draw stick person." I am convinced that anyone can learn to draw, however first you need to Learn To See. See as an artist does. Once you experience this, drawing skills can quickly be learned.

In this class you will learn useful drawing techniques that will help you see the world around you with a new vision, while learning to loosen up and draw without the crutch of an eraser. Together, we will be drawing found and/or everyday objects that are always in abundance. You will learn the difference between what we know about objects and what we see. After completing the ink drawing, you will learn some basic color theory and how to apply watercolor and colored pencil to your drawing to give it a visual punch.

Once comfortable with your new "vision", we will explore a variety of pencil and pen techniques for applying value to our drawings, thus increasing the illusion of three-dimensional form. Some of these modeling techniques may include expressive line qualities, value relationships with the use of continuous tone, hatching, and cross-hatching.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $5 includes:
  • Watercolor palates
  • Cups for water
  • Paper towels
  • Instruction Booklet

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • Blending Stumps
  • Value Finder
  • Assortment of drawing pencils
  • Erasers
  • My supply of Prisma Color pencils and Watercolors, please feel free to try a new color

Student should bring:

  • A personal visual journal book or sketchbook
  • Faber-Castell PITT artist pen - either Small, Fine or Medium or Waterproof India ink pen (Pigma Micron pens)
  • 2-3 different colors of colored pencils or markers
  • A small personal object to draw either brought from home, or found while exploring the grounds at ArtUnraveled
  • Watercolors - small watercolor kit of your choice
  • Watercolor brushes - I prefer the brushes that will hold their shape and point well
  • If music helps you make the shift from left brain to right brain feel free to bring in your headphones

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: lisacheneyart@gmail.com
Website: www.lisacheney.com