Online class | Drawing with the Masters #5

June 1st - July 6th, 2021
Tue for 6 weeks from 6:00 to 9.00 pm

250 US$

This 5th edition of Drawing with the Masters is dedicated to the expressive power of the line, be it in graphite, charcoal, pen and ink, brush or silverpoint.

Drawings by Masters like Van Gogh, Schiele, Kollwitz, Giacometti, Canaletto, to name a few, will be the focus of our technical and artistic exploration.

This will also be a good occasion to practice with unusual tools that can expand and stimulate your creativity, such as the bamboo sketch pen used by Van Gogh, the spontaneous, free flowing lines of Schiele, the silverpoint, often used by Leonardo da Vinci, or the combination of ink wash and pen and ink crosshatching used by Kollwitz and Canaletto.

This 6-week online course, will run from Tuesday June 1 to Tuesday July 6, 6:00-9:00 PM.


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.