Drawing with Red, Black & White Chalks on Coloured Paper
Before the invention of the modern graphite pencil in the late eighteenth century, the most common dry medium employed by artists to draw with came from naturally occuring chalk deposits. Red, black and white chalks were the materials employed by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens and Rembrandt. Learn how the Old Masters employed this sensual material on a coloured paper ground, to describe so-called “warm” and “cool” values. All aspects of the lesson will include one on one tuition and regular group demonstrations. Suitable for beginners to more experienced.
- Red chalk sanguine pencil (preferably hard oil based) (Faber-castell Pitt OIl Base is a good brand to look for)
- Black chalk pencil
- White chalk pencil
- 2 paper stumps
- Stanley Knife (chalk cannot be sharpened with a pencil sharpener. Your tutor will show you how it is safely used.)
- 2 sheets of A2 coloured paper. Buff and blue-grey.
- 2 metal clips to support your sketchbook
Monday 7 January 2019
9.30 AM - 3.30 PM
Art Est. Art School (Main Studios)
Unit 4/67-69 Lords Road, Leichhardt 2040