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Robert Schick, Instructor
Instructor: Robert Schick, rschick@pausd.org (650) 947-4983
Duration: 6 wks
Date range: June 9 to July 14
Date(s) of the week: Thursday
Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Quarter: Summer 2022
Prerequisite: None
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106
Price: $111
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This class is for beginners and experienced artists wanting to learn how to combine color with tonal rendering of observed objects.

Butterflies and flowers will be our inspiration.

Bring a #2 pencil, white paper, eraser, and a printout of the class supply list for the first day of class.

Let me know your drawing interests, so that I can serve you better!

Week 1            Review supply list. Pencil value study.
(students only need pencil, eraser, white paper, and supply list)
Week 2-3 Color pencil and pen drawing of flowers.
Week 4-6 Color pencil drawing of a butterfly.

Recommended art store: University Art, 2550 El Camino Real, Redwood City, (650) 328-3500

(For printable supply list, click here.)

Store Row number; Color of Row number (Blk=black, C=colored, E=endcap), Back=back of store)
3 Blk 2H, HB graphite pencils, H hardness mechanical pencil (optional)
3 BlkE medium or soft hardness vine charcoal (optional)
3 Blk white vinyl eraser
Tombow “Monozero” eraser (optional)
3 BlkE sandpaper wand (optional)
3 BlkE chamois or paper towels (optional)
3 BlkE 3/8” to ½” wide blending stump (optional)
color pencil colorless blender and color burnisher (optional)
3 Blk color pencil sharpener (Faber Castel) and/or Excel Safety Scraper (razor blade)
bullet point black felt pen (Sakura PermaOpaque (preferred) or Sharpie (non-permanent)
** color pencils: black, gray(s), white, ocher, burnt sienna, raw umber, red, yellow, blue and orange, pink, peach, light blue, earthy green
5 Blk 9” x 12” to 11” x 14” drawing pad
8” x 10” sketch pad or scratch paper
3 Blk container to carry supplies (optional)
4 Blk drawing fixative (optional)
back portfolio to store art (optional)
8c gray scale card
window (top drawer) 2 sheet glassine paper to separate drawings in your portfolio/use as paper mask
back (optional) Strathmore 500 series Velvet Gray or Canson Mi-Tiente “Moonstone” pastel drawing paper


** Options other than color pencil: water soluble color pencils, Caran d’Ache crayons, pastel pencils, or pastels

Other optional items: plumb line, pilot SCA-UF black pen to label supplies, Ziploc snack bags, 4”x6” mirror,  18”x24” Masonite panel (or larger drawing board), #4 bulldog clips, 50 sheets of newsprint (“blanket”), camera, eraser shield, 9” x 9” piece of t-shirt to swat charcoal lines, tracing paper, ball pin stylus, scissors, mylar

By Robert Schick
Click images below to enlarge.

Old Shoes (graphite) Tree with Clouds (pen) MV Heritage Park Illustration (watercolor)