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Robert Schick, Instructor
Instructor: Robert Schick, rschick@pausd.org (650) 947-4983
Duration: 10 wks
Date range: January 13 to March 17
Date(s) of the week: Thursday
Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Quarter: Winter 2022
Prerequisite: None
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106
Price: $185
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Learn to draw what your eyes can see! You will use pencil, pen, charcoal and pastels. This class is for beginners and artists wanting to sharpen their observation skills. Still life, small objects, photos and more will be your inspiration. See the website for the supply list. Bring a supply list printout, pencil, erasure and white paper for the first day of class. See the website for the supplies list.

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

Week 1 Review supply list. Pencil value study
Week 2-3 Charcoal drawing of a still life
Week 4 Pen drawing of textured objects
Week 5-6 Pen and charcoal drawing of a landscape
Week 7-8 Pastel drawing of fruit
Week 9-10 Charcoal (or pastel) drawing of your hand

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
3 Blk soft or medium hard compressed charcoal
General’s “white charcoal” pencil
3 BlkE medium or soft hardness vine charcoal
3 Blk white vinyl eraser
3 BlkE sandpaper wand
3 BlkE chamois
3 BlkE 3/8″ to 1/2″ wide blending stump (optional)
3 Blk pencil sharpener (optional)
4 BlkE 1 black ink Uniball fine point rollerball pen
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
8″ x 10″ sketch pad or scratch paper
back 1: 19.5”x25.5” sheet of Canson Mi-Tientes “Moonstone” pastel drawing paper (cut into ¼’s)
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/use as paper mask
8c gray scale card
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, Tombow “Monozero” erasure, pastel pencils

By Robert Schick
Click images below to enlarge.

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