Drawing at The Met

Instructor: Bartek Walicki


one 3B, one 6B pencil
one peel charcoal pencil HB
woodless color pencils: white, yellow, orange, red, green, blue, violet
white vinyl eraser
one B conte crayon
16 x 20” pad of drawing paper, 90lbs.
2 sheets of grey-blue paper
2 sheets of light brown paper
drawing board
chamois cloth or other fabric cloth used for smudging
paper smudging sticks
optional: folding stool, 1” blue/green painter’s tape

Suggested Art Supply Stores:

New York Central Art Supply - 62 3rd Ave (212) 473-7705

Utrecht - 21 East 13th Street (212) 924-4136

Dick Blick Art Materials - 1 Bond St (212) 533-2444

DaVinci Art Supply - 132 West 21st Street (212) 871-0220


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


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.