Drawing with pencil, the brand new workshop of Berlino Schule held by an American artist

Drawing with pencil is the brand new workshop that is going to start at Berlino Schule

On the 4th of October, starting from 8 p.m., Berlino Schule (Gryphiustrasse 23) will host the FIRST TRIAL CLASS of the drawing with pencil course – basic level – held by the American figurative painter Nick Skoug.

For the first lesson, you’ll be required to bring one or more drawings in order to discuss them during the class. After it, the teacher will do a demo in order to show what you will be learning in the next sessions.

 If you would like to participate, please send an email to info@berlinoschule.com

COURSE DATES

After the first lesson, the course will take place every Thursday from 20 to 21:30 until the 15th of November. The lessons will be held in English. The price of the whole course amounts to 140€.

COURSE AIM AND STRUCTURE

Students will learn the basics of observational drawing. Topics covered will include: gesture, line, light and shade, light logic, perspective,and proportion. Each session will include a critique and feedback on student work. The course will conclude with an exhibition of the students’ work.

THE PROGRAMME

Introduction – Free trial class
For the first lesson, you will all look at a drawing that you have brought, the teacher will give some feedback and then do a demo for the rest of the class. This will demonstrate what you will be learning in the next sessions.

Lesson 1 – Gesture

This lesson will focus on basic sketching, and capturing the gesture, or ‘feeling’, of what you are drawing. This is the first step that lays the foundation for a finished drawing, and gives a sense of life and movement to the subject.
Lesson 2 – Line
Lesson 2 will cover line drawing. You will do some exercises focusing on the lines and contours of the subject, training the eye to follow the outside edge and the ‘inner corners’.
Lesson 3 – Value
Following the line drawing, this lesson will focus on light and shade. You will look at the range of value (chiaroscuro), from the lightest to the darkest parts of the drawing, and how to organise them and put them down.
Lesson 4 – Light logic
Continuing on from the last lesson, this one will take a closer look at light and shade. You will now look at the different types of light and dark (highlights, cast shadows, reflected light, etc.).
Lesson 5 – Perspective and proportion
Finally you will look at perspective (one and two point) and how it figures into a drawing. You will also look at proportion, and how to effectively measure when drawing and show depth and space in 2D space.
Lesson 6 – Outside drawing
For the final lesson, you will go outside and do some drawing from life. This will be a great opportunity to apply everything you have learned in class in real space.

MATERIAL

Graphite drawing pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
One kneaded eraser (Knetradiergummi)
One drawing pad (A2 size recommended) or a sketch pad

THE TEACHER

Originally from the Los Angeles area, Nick Skoug is a figurative painter that lives and works in Berlin. Before moving to Germany, he studied drawing and painting in California.
After receiving his BFA from the California State University, Long Beach, he came to Europe, attracted by the history and the art. This interest was encouraged by a brief study abroad in Florence and an ongoing study of the German language.
With a foundation in traditional observational techniques, he explores a variety of subjects. While these subjects are often contemporary, the past continually asserts itself as well.

TO SUM UP

From the 4th of October tll the 15th of November – each Thursday from 20 to 21:30. 
Berlino Schule, Gryphiusstr. 23, 10245 Berlin
Price: 140 €
Info and registration: info@berlinoschule.com
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