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Expressive Drawing
Robert Schick, Instructor
Instructor: Robert Schick, rschick@pausd.org (650) 947-4983
Duration: 10 wks
Date range: March 25 to June 3
(No class: April 8.)
Date(s) of the week: Thursday
Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Quarter: Spring 2021
Prerequisite: None
Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)
Price: $184
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During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

Create dynamic design using real and abstract images. Returning or advanced students may work on independent projects.

You will need a pencil, eraser, sandpaper, paper towel, white paper and a printout of the supply list for our first class.

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

Week 1 Review supply list. Value study using:  pencil, erasure, sandpaper, paper towel on white paper
Week 2-3 Graphite drawing of bird nest using cut and torn paper masks, erasure shield
Week 4 Hans Hoffman inspired abstract charcoal drawing
Week 5-6 Complementary color floral still life drawing
Week 7-8 Distort a newspaper photograph using:  graphite, charcoal and pastel
Week 9-10 Color paper/cloth collage self portrait

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

Store Row number; Color of Row number (Blk=black, C=colored, E=endcap), Back=back of store)
3 Blk 2H, HB, 2B graphite pencils
3 Blk white vinyl eraser
3 Blk kneaded erasure
3 BlkE sandpaper wand
3 BlkE chamois
3 BlkE 3/8″ to 1/2″ wide blending stump (optional)
3 Blk pencil sharpener (optional)
2-3 Blk soft pastels:  black, gray, white, ocher, burnt sienna, raw umber, red, yellow, blue
 5 Blk 9” x 12” to 11” x 14” drawing pad
5 Blk 8” x 10” sketchpad
Back 1: 19.5”x25.5” sheet of Canson Mi-Tientes “Moonstone” pastel drawing paper (cut into ¼’s)
5 Blk white plastic multi-well watercolor pallet or small clear plastic salsa containers
3 BlkE medium or soft hardness vine charcoal
3 Blk soft or medium hardness compressed charcoal
7 Blk ¾” wide artist tape
3 Blk assorted colored paper
9 Brn “UHU stic” (or other brand) of glue stick
Home scissors to cut paper and cloth
3 Blk container to carry supplies (optional)
4 Blk drawing fixative (optional)
Back portfolio to store art (optional)
Window (top drawer) 1 sheet glassine paper to separate drawings in your portfolio
8 C gray scale card
Other Optional Items plumb line, pilot SCA-UF black pen to label supplies, 4”x6” mirror, Masonite panel (or drawing board) with #4 bulldog clips, 50 sheets of newsprint (“blanket”), camera, eraser shield, Tombow “Monozero” erasure, pastel pencils, illustration board, 9” x 9” piece of cotton cloth, charcoal pencil, Q-tips

By Robert Schick
Click images below to enlarge.

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