Drawing from Nature ~ with Karen LeGault
Anyone can draw!
Have you ever been some amazing or quiet place really inspired to try to capture it in a drawing or sketch? Drawing, colored pencil and pastel, maybe watercolor – from plants, flowers, water, rocks, insects and trees, is the focus of this class. Using a variety of mediums, such as charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, pastel and any other mediums you wish to explore, we will practice seeing and translating forms from the natural world into works of art.
We will sometimes work very loosely and other times with meticulous detail. There is an emphasis on understanding what makes a plant or floral image seem alive and natural. Skills in basic drawing, composition and shading enable you to “draw from your experience.” Whether you want be able to do quick field studies or create masterpieces, this class is recommended for beginners through more advanced participants.
Independent study is available for long practicing art officionados. Feedback and direction is given as is seen helpful or requested.
Spontaneous meditative experiences may occur and we might even surprise ourselves once in a while!
Sketchbook, bristol (smooth) plate, minimum size 11 x 14. Strathmore is a good brand
pencils, 6b, 4b, 2b, fb, 2h, 4h, 6h
soft white eraser, kneaded eraser
drawing pen, .o5 is good
colored pencils, – Blick, Prismacolor or Mars-Staedler brands preferred, the more colors the better
optional: chalk or oil pastels