We will start with a discussion of the elements of design including line, shape, form, color, texture, value and proportion. We will focus on perspective and how to create the illusion of space and objects on paper. Each lesson starts with a quick 10 to 15 minutes of sketching the objects we see around us. We will work on skills to have you drawing with more confidence and will continue to investigate different drawing techniques and topics. You will practice in class and receive ideas for continued practice between classes. Please bring the following materials to class: an 18″ x 24″ Drawing Pad of White paper (not newsprint), Pencil HB, Willow Charcoal sticks, and a kneaded eraser. A Materials fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the first class.
Elena Belkova studied Fine Arts in Russia and the University of Kentucky.