Through observation of various subjects we will explore the basis concepts of drawing including line, contour, volume, value, perspective and composition. We will explore the figure through gesture drawing. The demonstrations and exercises are designed to build or reignite your drawing skills and techniques while freeing yourself from your inner critic. Beginning Drawing will give you a technical foundation for drawing for enjoyment and expression.
Supply list for Beginning Drawing - (Links are suggestions)
Hb, 2b, 6b pencils
Koh-I-Noor Progresso Graphite Pencil Set (a nice but optional set)
Graphite Stick, medium
Elizabeth Massa is an interdisciplinary artist and documentary photographer based in Lawrenceville, NJ. She is a storyteller and teaching artist. She makes work about food and food culture, both near and far. Utilizing concentrations in photography, painting, illustration, Suminagashi, printmaking, and book arts, her work is a celebration of the everyday, of daily ritual, of the land and the water. Elizabeth holds a BA in American Studies from Smith College and a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Photography and Ethics from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She studied at the Herron School of Art and Design, Sculoa Internazionale di Grafica, Venezia, as well The Institute of Culinary Education. (That’s right! Elizabeth is also a trained pastry chef.) She studied with Karen Baldner, Shelby Lee Adams and Penny De Los Santos. She got her start in the field working for Thatcher Cook and Corbin Gurkin. She is the owner of the pop up and soon to be online shop, The House That Liz Built.