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Figure Drawing on Toned Paper

  • September 06, 2023
  • September 27, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • September 06, 2023, 7:00 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 13, 2023, 7:00 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 20, 2023, 7:00 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • September 27, 2023, 7:00 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • BFAC studio, 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA 02145


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This class will open a window on the classic technique of using black, red and white charcoal in combination with toned paper.  Kev Fang, a graduate of Art Center College of Design and now working for Hasbro, will demonstrate how he creates beautiful sheets of figure studies using this technique.   Students will learn about simple anatomy tricks, tips for using the media most economically and effectively, and page composition. The goal of the class is for each student to go home with some beautifully composed pages of figure studies worthy of framing. 

Time: Four Wednesday nights in September, 7:00 to 9:30

Cost: $120 for four classes.

Location: 6 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA


Please bring 5 sheets, 18 x 24 inch toned paper (Canson Mi-Tientes Dark Gray for charcoal, Strathmore Blue or Tan for colored pencils)

A regular white sketch pad/sketchbook for notes

General's 6B charcoal pencils, Generals white charcoal/chalk pencils, Prismacolor premier Tuscan red pencils

Kneaded eraser

Session 1: Figure drawing basics, basics of rendering, short poses (colored pencil)

Session 2: Short poses continued, rendering continued (charcoal)

Session 3: Long pose basics and two one-hour poses

Session 4: 2hr long pose final

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