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Robert Schick, Instructor
Instructor: Robert Schick, rschick@pausd.org (650) 947-4983
Duration: 12 wks
Date range: September 15 to December 8
(No class: November 24.)
Date(s) of the week: Thursday
Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Quarter: Fall 2022
Prerequisite: None
Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 106
Price: $222
No Longer Available

This class is for beginners and experienced artists wanting to sharpen their drawing and observation skills. Still life, shells, landscape and fruit will be your inspiration. Experienced students may work independently.

Bring a #2 pencil, white paper, eraser, and 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!

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Week 1 Review supply list. Pencil value study
Week 2-3 Pen drawing of a sea shells
Week 4-6 Charcoal drawing of a still life
Week 7-8 Pastel drawing of fruit
Week 9-11 Pastel drawing of a landscape
Week 12 Individual projects

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
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” eraser, pastel pencils

By Robert Schick
Click images below to enlarge.

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

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