Analytic Pencil Drawing course. Beginners. ZOOM. September 29, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT

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This Analytic Pencil drawing course is a basic program for the absolute beginner level.

For those who feel that something is missing in their knowledge base.
For those who want their drawings to have more air, atmosphere, correct tonal shades and a strong perspective.

If you want to draw and not just trace, then this course is for you!

ZOOM package for online study with full teacher support.

START Tuesday September 29th, 2021
10AM to 12 PM EDT Montreal

6 ZOOM classes with private access to class video recordings;
6 homework reviews (text or video) 
12+ pencil drawings;
30+ practical exercises.  

Video access: 
6 weeks with teacher support 
Lifetime for self-studying

What this course gives you?

This 6 week course is the foundation for future drawing and painting work. This intense program covers themes from the material choice to the basics of light and shadow.

You will learn:

how to hold a pencil so that your drawing stays clean and un-smudged;

how to set up your work space;

how to create a strong and balanced still life composition and how to set up the light for the composition;

why the contrast of light and shadow is the most important aspect of your work;

how shadows form the shapes and values of subject; and much more

Zoom will be used to host live interactive classes. After the class you will get a private access to Zoom class recordings. The online study process will be simple, stress free and understandable for every student. There will be a lots of exercise that will help you to become confident in pencil drawing.

You will get access to all support materials previous of the first day of the course. Please print them or make sure that they will be available at your device(s) for use during the class.
The homework reviews will be provided weekly according the schedule.

The Schedule:

ZOOM class 1.
Line of horizon. Frontal and aerial perspective.Line. Stroke. Tone.

September 29, 2021 10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by October 5th, 2021.
Review by October 8th, 2021.


ZOOM class 2.
Simple geometrical forms.

October 6, 2021 10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by October 12th, 2021
Review by October 15th, 2021


ZOOM class 3.

Still life.
Composition theory.

October 13, 2021 10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by October 19th, 2021
Review by October 22nd, 2021


ZOOM class 4.

Theory of holes. Shadows.

October 20, 2021 10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by October 26th, 2021
Review by October 29th, 2021


ZOOM class 5.

Drapery. Folds forming.

October 27, 2021 10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by November 2nd, 2021.
Review by November 5th, 2021.


ZOOM class 6.

Flowers. Bouquet. Composition.

November 3, 2021 10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by November 9th, 2021.
Review by November 12th, 2021.


Student’s work:

Materials that I am going to use during the course;

This list is only for your information, there is no need to get exactly what I am using:

  • Printer paper for photo references (optional);
  • Drawing paper, at least 15-20 sheets Format A4 (printer paper)  plus 1-2 sheets Format A3 (double printer paper). You might need more, depending on how many home work exercises you will be doing. You can use any type of paper for your class and home exercises, even printer paper would be acceptable to use. Although for the better result the drawing paper with weight 80 lb. (130g/m2) or more is recommended.  My recommendation is Strathmore 400 series Drawing paper, 80 lb;
  • Pencils; 2H, H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B. You can use any type of pencils. My recommendation is  Blackwing; Derwent, Staedtler Mars Lumograph;
  • Artistic tape;
  • Eraser. You can use any type of erasers. My recommendations are: black eraser, electric eraser and kneading eraser;
  • Paper towel and Kleenex;
  • Drawing board (the board which you will tape your paper to); You can use a clipboard or any smooth surface board big enough to place you paper on it;
  • Ruler;
  • Pencil sharpener or Craft knife;
  • Dust brush (optional);
  • Blending Stumps and Tortillons (optional);
  • Q-tips (optional);
  • Sharpening bloc (optional);
  • Geometrical solid blocks (optional)


The list of subjects you need to have for the visual exercises (optional):

Lesson 1.

  • A small box (light weight, preferable square);
  • Transparent glass with water or some other liquid or/and small transparent plastic (glass) bottle with liquid;
  • Marker.

Lesson 2.

  • any round subject (ball, apple, orange)
  • Printer paper - a few sheets;
  • Tape and scissors;
  • Table lamp.

Lesson 3.

  • Cube model. Any cube shape box. Or make it using the pattern (file attached). Print the pattern, cut it and glue it together. (optional)
  • Table lamp.
OVAS APD L3 Cube Template

Lesson 4.

  • 6-8 medium size books, at least 2 cm thick;
  • Printer paper, a few sheets;
  • Scissors;
  • Tape;
  • Shoe box (optional) 
  • Table lamp.

Lesson 5.

  • Soft fabric, solid colour
  • Soft fabric, striped pattern, with equal lines;
  • Printer paper, a few sheets;
  • Scissors;
  • Tape;
  • Glue or double side tape;
  • Card stoke, 1 pc;
  • Shoe box (optional)
  • Table lamp.

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