YAM Adult Education: Drawing on a Graphite-Toned GroundWorking with a full range of graphite pencils and other implements, participants will work up a mid-tone ground, create an observed image or invented shape, and develop a full range of darks and lights by erasing for lights and adding more graphite for darks. Beginners are welcome as are accomplished artists who have not tried this approach.
Lynn Thorpe earned her MFA in Painting and Printmaking in 1983 at University of Wyoming. Her work is generally large scale oil paintings but drawing, particularly on toned ground, is a prevailing interest with a life of its own.
All supplies can be purchased locally at any art supply store.
-range of graphite pencils 2H,H, 1B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B (Koh-I-Noor or Staedtler Mars)
and an ebony pencil
-1 totally out of ink, otherwise useless, ballpoint pen or similarly shaped dull but pointed
-range of erasers including art gum, white plastic eraser (any brand), kneaded rubber eraser
-X-acto knife to shape erasers
-masking tape to tape drawing to board
-soft cloth (chamois) to wipe down the drawing
-soft brush to brush off debris
Instructor will provide drawing paper (Rives BFK)
Time: 10:00 am