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Still Life

As an introduction to working in color, students completed still life studies from life, using colored pencil on toned paper. Emphasis was placed on the use of cool hues: green, blue, violet, and on rendering a variety of textures and surfaces.


Our concentration on color culminated in full color landscapes rendered from observation, using soft pastel on toned paper. Students explored the use of foreground, middle ground, and background, as well as blending, layering, and a variety of mark making approaches.

Linear Perspective

Key elements of perspective drawing: vanishing point, and horizon line, were used to create works, which illustrate one-point perspective. Students applied practical strategies to convincingly depict space and depth on a flat surface.

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