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A realistic drawing of a tree completed in the Essential Drawing Course for Beginners.
Charcoal drawing by artist Josh Hernandez

Techniques of Charcoal

Wednesday

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May 31

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July 5, 2023

No class on
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6:30 pm

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8:00 pm

Pacific Time

$

260 / 6 classes + recordings

Online via Zoom

Every Tuesday, join anytime
No class on
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6:30pm - 8:00pm Pacific Time

$

260 / 6 classes + recordings

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Ready to elevate your artistry? Join our Charcoal Drawing Course and discover the versatility of this unique medium. Perfect for beginners and those new to art, our course offers a comprehensive learning experience that will help you become comfortable with the art of charcoal drawing. Our skilled instructor will guide you through the entire process. Charcoal revolutionized the way art has been created, allowing artists greater freedom of expression, spontaneity, and versatility in their artworks. Charcoal is a popular choice for both established and emerging artists, however many beginner artists shy away from this wonderful medium because it can be hard to control if they don't know the right techniques. That's why we created this course - to help you harness this medium so you can experience the joy of charcoal.

Benefits of the Course


With step-by-step demonstrations covering six independent charcoal techniques, such as blending, creating texture, and using different tools to create visual interest, you'll learn how to control this medium and bring your artistic visions to life. In the first class, you'll create an informational chart that will benefit all your future drawings, and the rest of the course will be dedicated to hands-on practice, allowing you to experiment and hone your skills. By the end of the course, you'll have created 5 finished drawings, plus one charcoal chart.

It's commonly used for drawing, allowing artists to create detailed studies, sketches, or finished artworks with varying levels of realism or abstraction. You'll experience both ends of the spectrum in this course - from delicate and refined pieces to expressionistic and energetic artworks.

You'll practice utilizing charcoal's blendability and smudgeability, which allows artists to create smooth gradients, soft edges, and atmospheric results. Charcoal also encourages experimentation and creativity in art. You'll use unconventional tools like brushes, erasers, and even your fingers to apply or manipulate charcoal in unique ways, creating interesting and dynamic effects.

Charcoal's ability to create different textures, values, and mark-making techniques makes it suitable for a wide range of subjects. Throughout the course, you'll have the opportunity to draw different subject matter, from the human form to still lifes. The instructor will provide photo references for each technique.

Whether you're a long-time art lover, a high school student looking to improve your portfolio, or an artist seeking to expand your medium repertoire, our course is perfect for you. With nine hours of live instruction, access to class recordings for one year, and personalized guidance, you'll gain a strong foundation in charcoal drawing and develop your own unique style. Don't miss this opportunity to become comfortable with and learn techniques of charcoal.

"Thank you for holding the class. I gained a great appreciation for charcoal."
-Pepito, a student who completed our "Techniques of Charcoals" course.
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