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Drawing for Beginners 3: Composition Basics

Course number : 2544   
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Learn how to advance your drawing techniques through the use of composition. We will explore the concepts of object placement on the page and how they can lead the viewer's eye, engage them and even set a mood. Create compelling drawings by learning about foreground and background, patterns, shapes, focal points, and direction. Experiment with different kinds of traditional composition concepts that help you to understand where to put your objects on the page and how to properly crop them. Drawing for Beginners 2 helpful, but not required. Students must supply materials listed on confirmation and website.

Class Details

1 Sessions

Roseville Center

Sheldon Carpenter 



Please read:  Materials needed for the class (Michaels, Aaron Brothers, or Academy Art will have all the materials, or you can order them online): – Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad (or similar), 12"x18" – Derwent artists pencils (or similar), at least 3 pencils with 2H, HB, 4B hardness. As an example, the Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils tin has 12 pencils of varying hardness and is perfectly suited for all types of drawing. – Kneaded rubber eraser – Pink Pearl artists eraser (or similar) – 12" ruler (any type) – Feel free to bring in any other monochrome drawing material you'd like to use or experiment with, such as charcoal or conté crayons.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/14/2018 Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Roseville, Roseville Center  Map, Room: RVC-255 Sheldon Carpenter