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Student Gallery: Introductory Drawing and Painting Classes
DRAWING HIGHLIGHTS. All drawing classes begin with an exploration of drawing "keys" — methods artists use to see more accurately: line, gesture, angles and proportion, measuring, negative space, and value. Students are also encourged to think about composition from the start. They "take charge of the picture plane" by using the entire sheet of paper and engaging what's in the background.
PAINTING HIGHLIGHTS (jump below). In "Drawing into Painting" students do two 3-week paintings. The lessons of value and composition learned in drawing are carried over to the paintings. Each painting begins with an underpainting, an atonal version of the composition that works out issues of value, composition, and drawing. The subjects are kept simple so students can focus on color and paint handling.
Donna Combs, Study: Angles and Measuring, vine charcaol on paper.