Drawing Classes

Drawing Classes

Observational & Advanced

Observational Drawing Class – All levels are welcome

This class focuses on the development of basic observational skills and drawing techniques, such as line, shape, contour, light and shade, introduction in perspective, and tonal drawing. Students will develop both drawing technical abilities and comprehension of drawing material and subject matter through life drawing and image imitation.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Observe and accurately render three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface by the use of line, value, and texture.
  2. Utilize a variety of lines and mark-making in drawing. Interpret the structure of forms using cross contour, and planar construction drawing.
  3. Create drawings that demonstrate the basic principles of empirical/ observational perspective.
  4. Accurately describe forms and space through gradations of value.
  5. Utilize and apply a range of dry drawing materials and techniques, including graphite and charcoal.

Supply List:

  • 1 pad of DRAWING paper, 18” x 24” Strathmore 400 or equivalent
  • 12” x 9 Sketchbook (Strathmore or equivalent) White or toned(tan)
  • * 1 Drawing board with clips – large enough to hold 18” x 24” paper (23×26 tote board)
  • * Kneaded eraser and regular rubber eraser
  • * Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B and 4B
  • Charcoal Pencils HB and 4B
  • Soft Vine charcoal, 1 pack minimum
  • 1 Sandpaper pad or Medium (#100) sandpaper to sharpen drawing tools
  • 1 Safety knife (X-acto knife)

NOTE: The supplies that show an asterisk (*) are required on the first class meeting.


Life Drawing Class – Advance drawing

Increase your curiosity and engagement in drawing and a visual world by observational practice through the analyzing and rendering of form, space, structure, value, light and shadow. Students will develop drawing techniques, such as basic linear perspective, composition, chiaroscuro, and sfumato, while employing a wide range of drawing media and surfaces through still life drawing and studying of master paintings.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Accurately describe forms and space through gradations of value and convincingly draw light and shadow utilizing light logic.
  2. Create drawings that demonstrate the principles of empirical/ observational perspective.
  3. Understand when to use hard and soft edge relationship when observing differences in light and shadow.
  4. Utilize and apply a wide range of drawing materials and techniques, including charcoal, white charcoal, and various tones of papers.

Supply List

  • 1-2 sheets of tracing paper
  • 3-5 sheets of DRAWING paper, 18” x 24” Strathmore 400 or equivalent
  • 3 sheet of Canson Mi-Tientes paper, 19” x25” (2 Steel Gray #431, 1 Black #425)
  • 1 White Charcoal Pencils
  • 1 Blending stump
  • 1 Artist tape
    • 12” x 9” Sketchbook (Strathmore or equivalent ) White or toned (Optional)
    • 1 Drawing board with clips – large enough to hold 18” x 24” paper (23×26 tote board)
    • Kneaded eraser and regular rubber eraser
    • Graphite Pencils: HB, and 2B
    • 2 Charcoal Pencils 4B and 6B
    • Soft vine charcoal 3 packs
    • 1 Sandpaper pad or Medium (#100) sandpaper to sharpen drawing tools
    • 1 Safety knife (X-acto knife)

Drawing Classes with Sansanee Boonyad

May 22 and 23, 2018 will begin a new direction toward building our drawing skills. This new classically trained but contemporary in vision, drawing instructor will embrace the beginner in solid foundational skills while helping the more experienced artist find his or her vision for conceptual artwork. This is the perfect class for those who love to draw and want more practical skills, those who are applying to art high schools or fine art colleges; and artists working in other mediums who want to develop more original ideas into their art. Be prepared to unleash your creativity. Learn more about Sansanee Boonyad