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Christy Olsen

Fine Artist and Adult Art Instructor

Drawing Fundamentals I (Spring 2014)

Charcoal study. 9x12.

An introduction to four foundational skills underlying the ability to communicate what and how we observe: shape/edge, measurement, light (value), and space (perspective). You will isolate and practice each skill, then begin to put them together in drawings that will surprise you and banish any fear you might have about your ability to observe and draw.

Adult Visual Art Class
Offered via The Drawing Studio (TDS).
No prerequisite, all levels are welcome from beginner to advanced.

‚ÄčAbout the Drawing Studio
The Drawing Studio (TDS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that enriches people's lives by providing artistic inspiration and studio art instruction for people at any age (from 9-90+) at any level of experience.

Christy Olsen

May 24 - June 28, 2014

(6) Saturday Mornings (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) 3 hours per session

The Drawing Studio (Studio No. 1)
33 Sixth Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701

Online ( or phone: +1 (520) 620-0947

Course Code

$185, $160 (Associate Members)

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Materials List for this Class

  • Charcoal – 1 box of Académie Fusains HB Medium ®Nitram or any brand of vine charcoal
  • Pencil - Pure woodless graphite HB (Preferred brands: ® General's, ®Koh-I-Noor, ® Faber-Castell PITT)
  • Eraser - Tuff Stuff Eraser Stick (® Paper Mate, no other brand substitutes please!)
  • Paper – heavyweight (at least 70 lbs or 80 lbs) any size equal to or larger than a 11” x 17” sheet, loose leaf, sketchbook or sketch pad
  • Sandpaper - Fine grit from 300 - 400 works best for sharpening charcoal or pencils

All supplies can be found at an art supply store. If you have any questions, we will go over the supply list on the first day of class.

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