Level: all

May 16 - June 27, 2017


6:00pm - 9:00pm

7 weeks

Instructor: John Grieco

Fee: $290 (incl model fees)


This class will focus on rendering a finished portrait in charcoal.  Techniques will include manipulating charcoal as a transparent and opaque medium, learning to observe values and proportions accurately,and exercises for using charcoal for a variety of subject matter.  The class will be working from live models.

Supply List

  • Medium vine charcoal
  • White conte drawing pencil
  • General charcoal pencil (HB or 2b)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Sharpening blade
  • 18×24” Borden & Reilly Sketch vellum
  • Paper stump (used for smoothing and blending)
  • Paper towels
  • Drawing board (at least 18×24)
  • Fixative spray for charcoal

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