Imaginative Drawing

Saul Chernick

Required Materials for the FIRST class:
-5-7 images that contain one or more figures
-Figures can be photographed, drawn, or painted.
-Animals can be substituted for figures.
- Please print images they will be less useful to you on a device.
-Images that take up most of an 8.5 x 11 inch page will be more useful than tiny images.

2h, hb, 2b
1 Graphite stick

5-10 black permanent markers of varying thicknesses
*For thin markers Micron pens are recommended
*For thick markers, Sharpie, Chartpak, Prismacolor, and Copics are all good brands

Pad of tracing Paper 11” x 14” or larger,
Pad of Bristol Board Paper 11” x 14” or larger

Masking tape
Pencil Sharpener
White or pink eraser

Materials for the Subsequent classes:

As the course progresses students will work in a variety of color and black and white mediums. In many cases students will choose what they wish to work with. We will discuss this further on the first day of class.

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

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