Graphite: Experimentation and Expression
May 18, 2023 - June 22, 2023
Enhance your drawing vocabulary through an in-depth study of graphite. By taking a contemporary approach to this classic drawing medium, you will be encouraged to build upon technical and conceptual skills to create a new body of work. Different drawing surfaces and forms of graphite will be explored to encourage experimentation. Group discussions, exercises, and suggested readings will add depth to weekly drawing assignments. Contemporary artists to be studied include Vija Celmins, Lucy Skaer, David Musgrave, and Ciprian Muresan. Suitable for all levels.
This online course will be held via Zoom. Students will receive a link one week ahead of the start of the course.
Visit the Vancouver Island School of Art website to register online, or phone 250-380-3500.
- Graphite Pencils (range from 4H - 6B, consider purchasing a set)
- Pencil sharpener
- 1 sheet of black drawing paper (18”x24” or similar)
- 1 photograph printed black and white on computer paper
- White vinyl eraser
- Kneaded eraser
Other materials to be discussed:
- X-acto blade
- Blending stump
- Cotton rag (for blending, scrap of an old t-shirt is fine)
- Graphite powder
- Graphite sticks (one or two of different hardness such as 2B and 4B)
- Lyra watersoluble graphite crayon
- Graphite transfer paper
- YUPO synthetic paper (min. 1 sheet)
- Assorted sheets of drawing paper (22”x30” or similar size, min. 3 sheets)