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Intro to Drawing: Session 1

5 Session Intro to Drawing


5 Session Intro to Drawing meets October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28 and November 4 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. 

Behind many great works of art, whether abstract or representational, lies a strong drawing. Drawing is the bridge that connects seeing and conveying form and space. It is the key towards understanding and translating an idea into a finished piece. Throughout the development of any great work of art, be it painting, sculpture, or design the formal issues of drawing--line, tone, texture, and shape remain at the forefront.

This class will cover fundamental aspects of the visual language of drawing, including: perspective, charcoal tonal drawing, mark making (line, hatching, cross-hatching, etc), still-life, portraiture and much more.   

Materials to bring:

*Please note that this 5 week session requires a one time modeling fee of $10. This payment can be brought directly to the instructor during your first class.*

  • 11 x 14" drawing pad of all-purpose paper (try to paper with a smooth surface) 
  • 11 x 14" pad of newsprint paper (30+ sheets) 
  • Drawing pencils: HB, 2B, 4B and 6B
  • Utility knife and blades or x-acto knife / razor blades for sharpening pencils
  • Charcoal Pencils – ranging from soft to hard
  • Compressed charcoal  
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Regular White Eraser
  • Tortillons (paper stumps) found here

Instructor bio:
Allison Maletz is a contemporary watercolor and mixed media artist. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She has taught people from age 8-80 and currently leads painting, drawing, illustration, installation and professional practices for artists classes at Parsons The New School for Design, Marymount Manhattan College, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the 92nd St Y. She has exhibited various mediums in the Liverpool Biennial, New Contemporaries UK, Zoo Art Italy, The Royal Watercolor Society in London and the Moscow Biennale for Young Artists at the MoMA and the Florence Griswold Museum. You can see her work at

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