Observational Drawing: Still Life

Observational Drawing: Still Life with Eric Hibit

Observational Drawing: Still Life with Eric Hibit

Cost: $300.00

4 Wednesday evenings, February 5 – 26, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM


In this 4-week course, students draw from objects such as vessels, fabric, furniture, and natural forms. With graphite and charcoal, students learn how to use line, shape, perspective, and value to render form and create dimension. A new drawing is produced in every class, each with a unique subject and composition. Although traditional drawing methods are introduced, students are free to explore their personal style and preferences. This course is for novices with some experience, and those with more experience. Courageous beginners are also welcome. 

Required Materials

  • 1 pad 18” x 24” white paper drawing (Strathmore or Canson brands)
  • 2 kneaded erasers (any brand) 
  • 1 plastic white eraser (Staedtler brand) 
  • 1 metal pencil sharpener (Maped brand) 
  • 2 large binder clips (to hold pad onto drawing board) 
  • 1 set of drawing pencils including: 6H, 4H, 2H, H, F, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B (Blick brand)
  • 1 pack (set of 4) compressed charcoal (General's brand) 
  • 1 pack (set of 2) #2B Conte crayon (black only) 

Registration for this class opens January 8th. 

Course Code: DRA09

Instructor(s): Eric Hibit

  • 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.