Basic Drawing

Course #2000002

Model fee: $35*

Please bring cash to the instructor to your FIRST CLASS SESSION. 

*This fee does not cover the cost of materials listed below. 

Materials:
soft pencils (2B and 4B) Ebony-Jet Black-extra smooth
compressed charcoal or soft vine charcoal or charcoal pencils
chamois cloth—used for blending and erasing charcoal and pastels
Faber Castell kneadable eraser
matte fixative (optional)
18"x24" rough newsprint pad
22"x30" drawing Bristol sheets (optional)

Suggested supply stores:
New York Central Art Supply: 62 Third Avenue
Utrecht: 111 East 4th Avenue
Dick Blick: 1-5 Bond Street
Pearl Paint: 308 Canal Street
DaVinci Art Supply: 137 East 23rd St.

Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union Continuing Education registration receipt.

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