PLEIN AIR DRAWING FOR TEENS – Ages 13-17

$130.00$170.00

Instructor: Melanie Ponchot
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00-11:30am
Dates: April 17 – May 22, 2021 (6 weeks)
Fees:  $130 Members + Supply List / $170 Non-Members + Supply List

$130.00
$170.00

Making art outdoors — “en plein air” — comes with its own joys and challenges. This class will focus on observation, quick gesture studies, value, and perspective. The first two weeks will focus exclusively on drawing. (Returning students are welcome to continue their color studies from Week 3 forward.) Students will gather in the MCMA studios for initial instructions, then walk as a group to that day’s drawing location. Guardians can pick students up from MCMA after class.

May 22 is the scheduled end date, but please keep your schedule clear for a few more weeks — we expect to be rained out at least once. All dates cancelled due to weather will be added to the end of the session until we get to six actual classes.

** Even though ventilation is better outdoors, masks are still STRONGLY ENCOURAGED during class. The Square is a public place and many visitors are not diligent about social distancing. **


OUTDOOR SUPPLIES:
hat or visor (to reduce glare, squinting, and eye strain)
sunscreen (if you tend to burn)
comfortable, durable shoes
a towel, blanket, camp pad, or camp stool (if you plan to sit)
a sturdy bag to carry everything
DRINKING WATER

DRAWING SUPPLIES:
drawing paper or sketchbook (choose any size from 5″ x 7″ to 18″ x 24″)
rigid support (like a drawing board or french easel) large enough for your paper
CLIPS! large binder clips, bulldog clips, or mini clamps all work (paper is remarkably flappy outdoors)
drawing pencils (4B, 2B, HB, H, 2H)
sticks of soft vine or willow charcoal
charcoal pencils (6B, 4B, 2B)
kneaded eraser
white vinyl eraser

OPTIONAL FOR RETURNING STUDENTS:
soft chalk pastels (not oil pastels!)

Supply List

SUPPLIES:
Drawing Paper (18″ x 24″)
Drawing Board (22″ x 25″ with clips)
Drawing Pencils (4B, 2B, HB, H, 2H)
Compressed Charcoal
Generals Charcoal pencils (6B, 4B, 2B)
General’s White Charcoal Pencil
Soft / Extra Soft Vine or Willow Charcoal
Kneaded Eraser
White Vinyl Eraser

OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:
Chamois Cloth
Blending Stumps
Sandpaper Sharpening Pad
Masking Tape

RETURNING STUDENTS (FOR COLOR STUDIES):
Soft Chalk Pastels
Mi-Teintes Paper in Flannel Gray

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