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Mostly Charcoal with a Chance of Pastel
w/ Julia Carpenter

Date/Time: 5 Tuesdays: October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19 / 10:30-1:30

Cost: $250

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020 

In this class we dive into the velvety blackness of Charcoal. This was humanity’s first drawing tool and is still one of our favorites with its rich, matte black, which lends itself to both your boldest, most expressive marks and to the most fastidious precision of photo-realism. Today we can get a variety of charcoal colors with the same properties as black charcoal.

 If you have taken a previous drawing course, with either Julia or Joe or any other instructor who had you working in charcoals, that would be a perfect jumping off point for this 5-week class.  It’s not suitable for those with no drawing experience. You’ll be adding pastels for pops of color here and there. Julia’s supply list from Joy of Drawing part 1 will be the basic materials list for this class, along with a few pastels, etc.

 Dive into the velvety blackness and commune with your prehistoric ancestors; get in touch with your wild side. Come draw big, bold and expressive birds, animals, landscapes, and portraits. Learn the basics of shading and various techniques to unlock this magical medium.  You are guaranteed to get dirty and have fun doing it!

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