Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #16: Basic Drawing
Instructor: Elissa Lieberman
Sat.–Sun., 10 AM–4 PM
Mar. 9–10 (2 days)
Limited to 12 students
La Jolla Studio
$140 member/160 nonmember
See the world through new eyes. Become fluent in the language of drawing. Appreciate form, contour, light, and negative space in a new way. In this class, we explore pencil, charcoal, and ink drawing while building skill and confidence in our ability to accurately depict objects, interiors, and ourselves. These exercises are engaging and life changing. Elissa will use demonstration, still-life setups, the interior of the Athenaeum, master copies, and the class to pose for gesture drawings. Work in a supportive nonjudgmental environment and enjoy the growth you see in yourself and your peers each day.
Materials: 18" x 24" pad of quality drawing paper, 60 lb. or heavier; charcoal paper, five pieces—heavy tooth finish; soft cloth or felt; one box softest vine charcoal sticks; one box softest compressed charcoal sticks—cubed; one white charcoal stick; four graphite pencils, 2B–4B; two Conté crayons—terra cotta or brown—later; pencil sharpener; Pink Pearl, gum, and kneaded erasers; unscented hairspray; 18" x 24"—or larger—Masonite drawing board; India ink; two round watercolor brushes #5–8 or a Sumi brush; unlined sketchbook; push pins; ruler; masking tape; gray charcoal paper.
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REGISTRATION BY PHONE: Class registrations can also be done over the phone by calling the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 or in person during normal library hours. The library is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.
ENROLLMENT: Art classes are limited to approximately 18-20 students for adult classes and 12-15 students for children’s classes. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CLASS POLICY: Visitors are not allowed in the classroom. If you wish to sit in on a class, you must enroll.
SCHOOL REFUND POLICY: No exceptions made. A full refund will be given only if a class, workshop or tour is cancelled, filled prior to the receipt of your registration, or if the teacher does not accept you as a student. A credit for another class in the next Athenaeum’s School of the Arts season will be extended to students who are unable to attend and have notified the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts staff at least one week prior to the beginning of the class.
CANCELLATIONS: The Athenaeum reserves the right to cancel classes and workshops prior to or at the beginning of the first class meeting. A full refund will be given automatically or tuition may be applied towards another course during the current session depending on availability.