Set Your Creativity Free drawing workshops by Ellen Rice
Course dates will be available in the new year when I have finished some very large commissions.
Each workshop is limited to four students so I can give close personal attention to you. Private lessons are available by contacting me directly. With all levels of workshop, you will come away with a better understanding of how to see your subjects, compose a balanced drawing and portray your subjects realistically. This is the foundation of becoming a proficient painter, no matter your style or chosen medium.
Level I - 2 days, 3.5 hours each Covers the basics of drawing using simple shapes. Concentration is on drawing with graphite pencils using one hardness. We will initially work from arrangements of real objects like eggs, less complex shells or other found objects. You will come away with a better understanding of "seeing" form, shape and shadow and translating what you see to paper. Cost $150
Reviews: ***** "Class 1 was very interesting!Relaxing and Therapeutic." TF, Millsboro
Level II - 4 days, 3.5 hours each - Completion of Level I is required Whether your chosen subject is a scene with rolling waves, trees and marshes and/or a figure, this class will take your skills to a higher level, achieving increased depth and luminosity, using shadow, light and perspective to draw the viewer into your work of art. Further instruction on ways to observe your subject will be given. Questions will always be welcome. Cost $300
Level III - 4 days, 3.5 hours each - Color - Completion of Levels I and II are required With this 4-day course, working in color will be taught, still using dry media. More information will be provided after enough students have successfully completed Level II to fill a class. Everything learned in this class can be employed with various types of dry media, as well as water and oil media. Cost $300
Materials - Levels I and II Canson smooth surface 11" x 14" drawing paper. This paper erases cleanly and provides an even surface that can be used for beginning to advanced drawings in black and white, colored pencils or watercolor pencils. Available on Amazon here. Set of graphite pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener. I like this set because the graphite pencils are especially nice and the set also includes charcoal pencils and sepia pastel sticks, which can be used in Level II drawing classes, in addition to a pencil sharpener, a sanding block, two kinds of erasers and a blending stub.
The paper surface is important. Please don't use another brand or type. It will affect the results of your work. If you'd prefer to use my supplies, there is a $10 rental fee.
Materials - Level III Colored pencils or watercolor pencils. Recommendations will be posted on this page at a later date.
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