Drawing in Color

Peter Schroth

Required Materials:

Pencils: Berol Prismacolor pencils (the best and only reliable brand) Graphite Drawing pencils: HB, 2B, or # 2 writing pencil. Hand held pencil sharpener.
Paper: Paper: a pad of 11x14 in Strathmore Drawing 300 series or any smooth, medium to heavy weight paper. Bristol is another option, a smooth hard surface paper with a bright, white surface. The choice of paper is very influential and one may like to leave open the possibility for future experimentation with a variety of papers that may be purchased by the sheet; to be discussed.
Erasers: Staedtler Mars white “plastic” eraser. This is a preferred eraser for its strength and effectiveness but you may use any rubber eraser. Click Eraser or Eraser Stick (an eraser in the form of a pen, smaller and round is preferred; good for detailed work and all around handy tool.
Optional: Drafting tape (applications will be explained at first session).

Suggested Art 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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