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Introduction to Drawing for Beginners – May 6th

May 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Drawing New York


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This class is for beginner’s who want an organized approach to drawing, to speed up the learning process and prevent wasted and frustrating efforts.

Students will learn the fundamentals of drawing including, paper and pencil basics, how to use shape and form to create depth, measuring and proportion, and rendering form with shade.

What we will cover:

Paper: We will look at the difference between Sketch and Drawing paper, smooth and rough surfaces as well as those designed for pencils v. charcoal.

Pencils and Charcoal: Students will learn what different grades of pencils are designed for and how to use them to create better drawings. We will work with charcoal for a portion of the class to learn about this amazing tool. We will practice cross-hatching and shading with pencil “washes”.

Erasers: Using both kneaded and plastic erasers, students will create different drawing effects in their drawings.

Drawing: Students will engage in several exercises to create different drawings. Topics will cover, contour line, line quality and weight, negative and positive space, drawing with shape v. drawing with form, rendering with shade and measuring proportion.

Supply List:

Graphite pencils 2h, 2b, 6b https://amzn.to/2HcDsal

11×14 inch Strathmore series 400 drawing pad https://amzn.to/2HaURQR

Medium Vine Charcoal https://amzn.to/2GV2kWy

Kneaded eraser (provided)

Drawing New York’s goal is ‘to meet the student where they are’. Our instructors are able to work with each student at their level, including advanced students.

If you would like to know if this class is right for you please feel free to email info(at)drawingnewyork.com with any questions and we will get back to you.

Instructor Biography: Simon Levenson teaches oil painting at The Art Students League, and teaches drawing at The Morgan Library and Museum, The Museum of The City of New York and The National Arts Club. His oil paintings are represented by Cavalier Galleries Inc. in New York City, Greenwich Conn. and Nantucket. His work is permanently installed in the Beach 60th Street A Train Station as a large-scale commission for the MTA Arts for Transit Program. He is the founder of Drawing New York.


May 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003 United States
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