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Fundamentals of Drawing

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

$85.00 – $115.00

The fundamentals of drawing are challenging, but can be made clear with regular practice. During this six-week course, we will divide our time equally between structure and value.  We will discuss the use of perspective and various types of line to understand how to make your drawings more volumetric and convincing. We will then use this understanding of structural form to introduce the effects of light and shadow.  This class is designed for beginners as well as more advanced artists who want to revisit drawing fundamentals in their artwork. Class dates: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 and 25

Materials list:

  • HB, 2B, 4B artist pencils
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 18” x 24” Drawing quality paper (such as Strathmore 400)
  • Willow charcoal (medium width)
  • 18” x 24” Charcoal Paper (such as Strathmore 500)
  • Retractable eraser (3.8mm General’s Factis or Tombow Mono Knock)
  • Blending Stumps
  • Chamois Cloth
  • Spray Fixative
  • 8”x10” photo mat for viewfinder
  • Masking Tape
  • Bulldog clips

About the instructor: Tim Conte isn’t originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, though he lived there longer than any other place. He was born in the suburbs of Chicago, worked toward a B.A. in Fine Arts at Indiana University, and then went on to earn his MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  

Today, Tim lives and works in Midcoast Maine in a former Cannery warehouse with his family. He teaches drawing at the University  of Maine and also runs two weekly life drawing sessions at Waterfall Arts. He previously served as Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at Arizona State University.  Tim has also taught Drawing and Painting at Drexel University and the  Community College of Philadelphia, and co-founded an Artist residency in Umbria, Italy.



April 20
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
$85.00 – $115.00
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Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Waterfall Arts


Skill Level
Good for Beginners, Intermediate


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