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Basic Drawing Class

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • 12 sessions
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PST)
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (PDT)
  • Painted Sky Center for the Art. 118 S. Washington St. Canyon City
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Learn to draw with career art instructor Robert Rex! Students will learn the concepts of drawing basic shapes and applying shading using vine charcoal, white charcoal, and graphite pencils. Students will practice time-tested techniques, study the works of masters, and complete a detailed still life drawing by the end of this 12-week course. See material list below.

Teacher Biography: My name is Robert Rex, and I am a retired art teacher. I taught for 30 years at the high school level and for 10 years (two nights a week) at the junior college level. I also taught adult education classes at Visalia Unified School District in Visalia, CA. Also, I taught drawing at the local prison for two years (one night per week). I started my art education at Fresno State University, then, later on, I transferred to Art Center, College of Design. From Art Center I transferred to Long Beach State University where I got my bachelors degree. I then moved to the Chico, CA area and got my teaching credential. Then I moved to Visalia, CA and started teaching art at Mt. Whitney High School. After teaching for 10 years at Mt Whitney, I was hired to teach a basic drawing class for the College of the Sierra's (a 2-year college)- this in addition to my daytime duties teaching at Mt. Whitney. I retired in 2000 and moved to the John Day, OR area where I have taught a few art classes in my studio.

Materials list (to be provided by the student) is below. Recommend using  https://www.jerrysartarama.com or https://www.dickblick.com or another art-specific website to shop, NOT Amazon or general retailers. This will help ensure you are ordering the correct supplies.

18.24 pad of rough newsprint paper

sticks of soft vine charcoal (come in boxes of 12)
one white charcoal pencil
small chamois
can of spray affixitive
1 large alvin vinyl erasure
1 large kneaded erasure
several paper stumps or french tortillions
set of graphite drawing pencils (2H; 3H; 4H; HB; 2B; 4B; 6B)
two large clips for holding drawing pad to board
double hole pencil sharpener
sandpaper block
art box (tackle box)
11x14 sketch book

Painted Sky Center for the Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Your support matters. Thank you for supporting the arts. 

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