Class Dates: SATURDAY 5/18/24 1:00p.m. 4:00p.m.

Class Instructor: Jan Halvorsen

Instructor Email: mimikoyangi@gmail.com

Instructor instagram: janhalvi

Price: $65.00
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    Students will need to supply these materials

    Working small is intimate… Small drawings can convey a quiet focus on details that are often overlooked. Everyday objects can become magical and intriguing.

    Working small is a great way to explore all stages of a drawing in a short period of time:

    • Preliminary sketches (thumbnail skills)
    • Composition options
    • Volume and texture: Shading
    • Expression and interpretation

    For all levels, this workshop presents key practices and techniques to help you build skills in drawing from observation. Because you will work in a small format (no bigger than 6 x 6 inches), you will have time to actively apply concepts and end up with a finished drawing.

    Drawing is a natural process that engages our imagination, connects us to the world around us, and enriches our creative lives. Drawing can be practical, to figure out something, to design something. It can be a powerful way to communicate feelings, visualize a story or idea. Whatever your purpose for drawing, there are skills to build, and that can be so absorbing and rewarding that you find the real reason to draw… Because you enjoy doing it! One 3-hour session. 8 Students maximum

    *To reserve your place in any class, payment must be received at the time of registration.

    *For a refund on any of our classes, we will need to be notified at least 48 hours in advance of the first class.

    Please see materials list below! (All students get 20% off purchases made while enrolled in a class)


    Note: All students get 20% off purchases at Oregon Art Supply while enrolled in a class… What a great time to try new stuff! The list below is enough to participate in the workshop, but you can bring any media you already have and see how it can be used.

    You are always welcome to email me if you have any questions!

    Paper: Any drawing weight paper will work. Oregon Art Supply has a good selection of drawing/sketch tablets (Robert Bateman, Bee Paper, Strathmore, Canson, etc.). You will be working small, so you might have paper already, scraps from other projects. For the sketching portion of the class, any paper is appropriate. For the final drawing you will want strong paper that can withstand erasing. Drawing weight paper, smooth to semi smooth surface is good. Look at the single sheet options as well as tablets. Depending on your budget, consider good bristol or hot press 90lb watercolor paper (there are other options too).

    Media: Drawing pencil, soft: Choose from: General’s Draughting #0314, General’s Layout, Ebony pencils… they are all wonderful soft graphite pencils. Woodless pencils are also good. There are also the “graded” pencils… The higher the number with a “B”, the softer the lead, so 3B or softer is good (the higher the number with “B”, the softer the lead).

    If you don’t want to mess with a sharpener, try a 0.7 or 0.9 mechanical pencil. Replace the original lead with softer lead (2B or 3B, available at the counter).

    Erasers: 2 types:

    White vinyl, either a block or clic type (Pentel clic, General’s). The small clic style is useful for precise erasing.

    Kneaded eraser: Faber Castell #127220 is the BEST kneaded eraser.

    Optional: Depending on your experience, if you want to use another medium for the final drawing, that can work… As long as it is appropriate for the classroom. Watercolor, pen, marker, color pencil can all work beautifully. The focus in the workshop is on using graphite, but other media is welcome. Email me if you want to ask questions about this option.