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Bangor Adult & Community Education

Drawing Fundamentals

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani


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Do you aspire to draw like the masters or have you ever wished you could own an original piece of artwork? Unleash your talent and create your own masterpiece! Students will learn how to handle the graphite medium to create realistic, three-dimensional forms. Learn about design, values, textures, edges and composition by employing the Elements and Principles of Design. Learn how to suggest a different mood for each of your still life drawings in this class. Step-by-step instruction includes a demonstration at the beginning of class followed by group exercises. Students will bring props from home to incorporate into their still life arrangements. Students will work at their own pace to develop their individual drawing style. No previous experience is necessary. Following each class, there will be a group class critique. Carolyn Wallace-Zani is the owner of Main Street Studio and maintains her studio in Brewer, Maine. She has conducted drawing and painting workshops for children and adults for over 40 years. Her original work and prints are in both private and cooperative collections. She recently completed a course of study in Natural History Illustration in conjunction with the University of New Castle, Australia. Her work has been displayed in Augusta, Maine at the Capitol as part of the Maine Arts Commission’s Art in the Capitol Summer program, is also in the permanent art collection at Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor Maine, the recipient of numerous First Place Awards regionally including the Bangor Art Society’s Member’s Show “Best In Show” Award 2019 for her Plein Air work. DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS: Items with an * will be used the first class. *Graphite Pencils: 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B *Erasers: Kneaded, White Plastic Eraser (regular and/or “click-pen” style) Erasing Shield *Rulers: (1) 12” Clear Plastic (will need for first class) (1) C-Thru Plastic Ruler (has a grid and numbers on it, available at fabric stores, optional) Sheet of clear Tracing Paper Sheet of Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper) Scissors Single Hole Paper Punch White mat board: 11” x 14” *Paper: 11” x 14” acid free drawing white paper (smooth finish) Support (a panel or board to lean on while drawing) *Clips (to secure your paper to the board you’re leaning on) *Blending Tools: Tortillion, Stump 1 Clear Plastic Page Protector (Letter Size: 8.5” x 11”) Permanent Black Sharpe Marker (Ultra Fine Point) Sewing Gauge (for measuring), Optional (will be discussed in class) Photographs (your pictures/images from home to be used as a referenced). Specifics will be discussed in class. Still Life Props (bring from home to incorporate into students’ work, will be discussed in class). Krylon Workable Spray Fixative (spray at home to prevent smudging) Pre-Class Homework: begin collecting pictures (magazines and photos) of still lifes and landscapes printed only in black and white (and gray tones) for our tone value discussions in class. Items with an asterisk* will be used the first week.

  • Sep 12 - Oct 24th, 2019
    Thu from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

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