Course Detail: PER415 - Drawing Still Life - NEW!
In still life drawing, the artist uses a still object as their subject matter. Think of a piece of fruit for example. Drawing a still object rather than one that can move or change makes it easier to work with. Students interested in learning how to draw, or that would like to improve their artistic skill, will discover techniques that will enable them to draw from life as opposed to a photograph and render more realistic drawings. Throughout the sessions, students will start by drawing simple objects and then progress to slightly more complicated ones. Students will learn the basics of sighting and measuring with a pencil, perspective, and how to use shadowing to assist in accurately translating what they see to their drawing on the page.
There are many additional mind and body benefits to learning how to draw. Students will learn how to be mindful in the present moment as they immerse themselves in the simplest of objects. They'll also start to discover their own artistic style, strengthen their observational skills, and increase their hand-eye coordination. By the end of this course, students will have a few frameable drawings to share.
- All art supplies are included.
- Students should provide a small storage container to store their art supplies (pencils, erasers, sharpener etc.)
- This class is open to anyone, at any level, that would like to improve their drawing skills.
- Art educators can earn 12 PGPs by participating in this course.