#006-SHADING: Fundamental Techniques and Applications

Class Dates: SATURDAY 1/27 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Class Instructor: Jan Halvorsen

Instructor Email: mimikoyangi@gmail.com

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Price: $65.00
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    Learn how and why to use shading in a drawing.

    Artists use shading (aka value/tone) to:

    • Create the illusion of shape and volume, depth, and structure a composition.
    • Intensify mood

    In this workshop you will explore the language of shadows, how to see and interpret them for drawing, and practice hands-on practical techniques for rendering tone and shadows.

    This workshop welcomes artists of all levels, so put aside any concerns about your drawing ability… Once you understand how to see shadows, practice does the rest!

    8 Students maximum

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

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    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.


    Any drawing weight paper will work. Oregon Art Supply has a good selection of drawing tablets (Robert Bateman, Bee Paper, Strathmore, Canson, etc.). This is a table top class, so a tablet size of 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 x 14 works well. You can also bring any paper you already have. If you are using loose sheets, bring a drawing board for support.

    Paper texture is something to consider. Highly textured paper will not allow fine shading… So stay with semi-smooth drawing paper. However, if you have odds and ends of other papers, bring them! Even very textured paper (for example, cold press watercolor paper) can be exciting to experiment on.


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

    Firm chalk pastel (Cretacolor or Nupastel) or Conte stick. Hue should be medium to medium dark in value, a neutral hue (brown, grey to black, etc.). One stick/color is all you need. Compressed charcoal is also good. This will be used for tone work, so needs to be erasable.

    Good extras: Compressed charcoal, vine charcoal, Carb-Othello pencils.

    Erasers: 2 types:

    White vinyl, either a block or clic type (for example, Pentel clic).

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