Drawing Fundamentals | Annette Raff Bienarté

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Drawing Fundamentals | Annette Raff

Drawing Fundamentals | Annette Raff

About this class

Over five consecutive Monday mornings, we will draw simple subjects from supplied photographs and still (inanimate) objects.  You will be supported with ongoing demonstrations, guided practice, frequent Q&A sessions, handouts and diagrams, supporting references, and weekly revision.

What will I learn?

  • Practice effective mark making using graphite pencils and erasers in building confidence
  • Discover the benefits of contour drawing (drawing what you see; not what you think you see)
  • Using ‘Block-in’ method (applying simple construction lines) to begin your drawing
  • Using angles, sight comparison, thumb, grid methods to check accuracy and amend your drawing
  • Identifying shapes and the importance of negative shapes
  • Work with light, shadow and value (shade) to describe form (3 dimensionality)

Who is this course suitable for?

This course would suit beginners, as well as intermediate artists wanting to solidify their fundamental drawing techniques.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your own materials, or purchase the Bienarté  Drawing Kit to keep and use in class

It includes:

  • Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, Mars Lumograph 7B
  • Paper stump
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Kneadable Eraser
  • Battery Eraser
  • Timber skewer

What else is provided?

  • Paper for the course will be included in Studio
  • 45cm ruler
  • Easels, Tables, Chairs
  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

Meet the Artist

Annette is a professional artist with a Bachelor of Fine Art and Advanced Certificate in Art and Design, teaching a variety of mediums for over 25 years.

She is particularly interested in drawing and has developed a unique approach with emphasis on teaching observation skills, ensuring students’ ability to see and interpret what they see using graphite pencil onto a two dimensional surface. Her workshops address different learning styles and include practical demonstrations and media application.

Annette encourages her students to explore possibilities, make mistakes and extend their learning while in a relaxed, friendly environment.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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