Instructor: Brad Ross
September 21 – October 26 (no class October 19)
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $165 Members, $198 Non-Members
(Plus modeling fee)
To register click HERE.

New Class! Brad will walk the student through the principles of drawing the human head – proportion, planes, gesture and detail – that will enable you to achieve a likeness of the model. There will be demonstrations, hand-outs and lots of personal attention so that the student will develop accuracy and confidence in this fun and challenging class. This class is open to all levels and is appropriate for beginners who have taken a basic drawing class.


September 21 - October 26, 2017


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Thursdays 10am - 1pm

Class Information:

Materials List

•Drawing board with clips, 23"x26"
•News print pad, 18"x24", rough texture (smooth is fine if you already have it)
•Willow Charcoal, a box of assorted sizes (important to have thick and medium)
•Charcoal pencils:
General's HB, 2B and 6B
or Primo HB, B and 3B
or Wolf Carbon, 2B and 6B plus a General's Soft Carbon Sketch pencil
•Paper blending stumps: assorted small, medium and large (not tortillons)
•Kneaded eraser
•Snap-off utility knife or razor blade to remove pencil wood
•Some good quality paper towels
•8.5"x11" or 9"x12" Sketchbook; Strathmore Sketch 400 series is good and not expensive
•Graphite pencils, B and 2B or mechanical lead holder and 2B leads
•Sanding block or a 150-180 grit, Large Sanding Sponge (from a hardware store, home center)
•Inexpensive classroom compass

Optional but Useful

•Compressed charcoal sticks (round),hard, medium and soft
•Pencil extender(s) (like General's "The Miser" or Koh-I-Noor's "Pencil Lengthener"
•Leather Artist Chamois
•Old cotton T-Shirt cut into squares, 6"x6" or so.
•Faber-Castell Perfection Pencil eraser (or similar)
•White charcoal pencil
•Soft paint brush. I like to use an old watercolor wash brush.

Most materials on this list are available at Ben Franklin in Easton, Art Things in Annapolis or online.