Instructor: Bradford Ross
January 18 – February 22, 2018
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $204 Non-members
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This class seeks to simplify that complexity by using simple shapes and simplified head models rather than leaping right into dealing with the full complexity of drawing a live model. The focus is on the foundational concepts and skills, keeping features in proportion and proper alignment to convincingly render form with light and shade. The knowledge and skills learned in this class lead to a much more rewarding experience drawing from life. This class is open to anyone who has taken a basic drawing class and should be taken prior to taking the Portrait Drawing from Life class that follows it in March. Minimum 6, Maximum 10.


January 18 - February 22, 2018


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1p.m.

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)
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 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)
8"x10" piece of non-glare plexiglass ($10 online at Blick)
Old cotton T-Shirt cut into squares, 6"x6" or so.
Optional but Useful

Pencil extender(s) (like General's "The Miser" or Koh-I-Noor's "Pencil Lengthener"
Leather Artist Chamois
Faber-Castell Perfection Pencil eraser (or similar)
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. 443-362-0438