Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Introductions to Spring 2011

Welcome everyone to the Spring 2011 Semester of Art 7A and 7B.  This blog will contain posts for Art 7A Monday and Wednesday Evenings, Art 7A Tuesday and Thursday Evenings as well as posts for Art 7B Tuesday and Thursday Evenings so read the post titles closely to be sure they pertain to you.  Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings are dedicated to the course syllabus and materials.  Note on the materials list the items at the top in bold print are the materials needed for the first drawing session.  All of the materials should be purchased and brought to class by the second meeting.  In addition to the items in bold it would be a good idea to purchase the required sketchbook as well as there will be notes to take on the second night of class. Above is a snapshot of the materials needed for the second night of class - our first drawing session. The list follows:
1. 18 x 24 in. Newsprint pad (no smaller)
2. Compressed Charcoal Sticks ( get the big pack made by Char-Kole)
3. Vine Charcoal Sticks (medium or soft - avoid the hard variety)
4. Charcoal Pencils ( 4b or higher - avoid 2b as they are too hard.  I prefer those pictured above, the orangish, wood pencils as opposed to the draw string because it rarely works properly but it will suffice.)
5. Large White Plastic Eraser (mine is that black thing on the left pictured above.)
6. Knead Eraser (the soft battleship gray, lumpy ball above.)
7. And Lastly, it's a good idea to purchase a box cutter or X-acto blade for sharpening pencils and cutting erasers.

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