New Instructor:  Daniel Riesmeyer
5 weeks: September 20 -October 25 (no class October 18)
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members
To register click HERE.

In this exciting intermediate drawing course students will explore still life and interior space motifs.  Working out of the tonal tradition of Charles Hawthorne and Edwin Dickinson, students will work directly from observation while learning to employ value-spot notation.  Students will focus on working holistically while capturing a sense of light and atmosphere in a variety of locations.  Emphasis will be placed on drawing as a process of translation. This class is highly recommended as a perfect follow-up to any of Katie Cassidy’s drawing classes.


September 20 - October 25, 2017


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Class Schedule:

Wednesdays 10am - 1pm

Class Information:

Materials List for Intermediate Drawing: Interior and Still Life

Although some materials are necessary, whether you work with graphite or charcoal is your choice. You may choose one, the other, or both. I strongly advise using charcoal and working larger but, smaller graphite drawings are easier to transport to and from non-studio locations.

Materials List – These are necessary

Drawing paper Pad, 18x24” – NO SMALLER, Strathmore 400 is good
Kneaded Eraser
Staedler Mars Plastic eraser or white plastic eraser
Eraser Pencils – I suggest you find those made by Faber Castell
Pencil Sharpener (w/ extra blade made by Kum)
6” Architects Triangle
Portfolio, 22”x30’ – for transporting work. If you have one already that is good.
Roll of artists tape

Charcoal Option

Vine Charcoal – Soft, we will be using a lot of this so buy a descent amount
Either a Charcoal Pencil (soft) or a Compressed Charcoal stick
Fine sandpaper

Graphite Option

Drawing Pencils – a small rang of hard and soft, 4H, HB, 4B, 6B/8B
Blending stumps – variety of sizes
X-Acto Knife and extra blades for sharpening blending stumps
Fine Sandpaper

Suggested but not required materials for on-site drawing

A piece of 20”x30” or 30”x40” foam core – this is to be used as a drawing board for larger charcoal drawings while on-site. This is for your convenience; foam core is light and durable. If you purchase this, please select the ½” variety – black or white.

An 11”x14” or 16”x20” cradled wood panel – this is to be used as a drawing board for smaller graphite and pencil drawings while on site. I would suggest getting the 1” thick Ampersand unfinished variety.

Larger paper for charcoal drawings – try printmaking paper, ~30”x40”. RIVES and ARCHES Cover are two good brands.

An easel – this is not necessary for the smaller graphite drawings (I usually just prop the board on my lap and a nearby table or chair). If you are interested in doing larger charcoal drawings you may want to consider purchasing a suitable and stable easel that is transportable. The Academy will have easels available for work done in the studio classroom.