Online class | Drawing with the Masters IV: from Leonardo da Vinci to George Seurat

drawing with the masters 4 2021 roberto osti new renaissance atelier april 13 May 18
April 15th, 2021 - May 20th, 2021
Thu for 6 weeks from 6:00 to 9.00 pm

250 US$

The Old Masters continue teaching us even after centuries their artworks were produced.

Let’s take advantage of this great wealth of drawings to improve our technique, learn art history and have fun copying some of these timeless masterpieces.

In this course, we will copy and understand Leonardo da Vinci’s exquisite line work; Pontormo’s energetic and fluid mark making; Melzi’s subtle use of chalk and charcoal, Seurat’s exploration between line and value.

In addition to these, other drawings will be chosen in accord with the participants of the workshop, to practice a variety of aesthetic, expressive and technical aspects.

You don’t need to have attended previous courses of the Master’s series to sign up for this course.


Drawing paper: a pad of Strathmore Drawing, series 400, 12” by 18” or 11” by 14” or Strathmore Bristol vellum surface series 300, 11” by 14”; Strathmore charcoal paper toned, 12” by 18”.

You can also use or experiment with any other brand and type of paper you like or have: Canson, Fabriano, etc. or buy paper by the sheet.

Compressed Charcoal in sticks and pencils. General's is a good and cheap brand.
White chalk in pencils or sticks, General's again makes a very good and cheap chalk pencil.
Vine charcoal in square sticks, preferably Nitram in soft and medium gradation (B and HB).
Graphite pencils in HB-2B-4B gradations will suffice.
Pen and Ink (black or walnut color) and one watercolor brush n°6 or 8
Blending stump, erasers (mars plastic, kneaded eraser, Chamois, General’s Factis mechanical eraser or Tombows Mono Zero mechanical eraser.

Red, black and white Conte crayon pastel or colored pencils. The red should be an earth red such as Venetian red or Indian red.
And finally, sharpening tools and sand paper.