Class Description:

This course is designed as an introduction to the various different materials and tools used for drawing.

To give students a chance to explore drawing through the use of different mediums including graphite, charcoal, sanguine, colored pencil, markers, watercolor, white chalk and silverpoint. Learning from old master drawings, photos, life and from imagination students will learn how to bring these materials into their own practice. This course is intended as a jumping point for exploration. Each week students will be shown examples through history in lecture format, along with a demo of the material.

Spring Session Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next session of this class are as follows:

Week 1:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 2:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 3:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 4:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 5:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 6:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 7:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 8:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 9:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 10:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 11:
2 pm - 5 pm ET
Week 12:
2 pm - 5 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Week 1: Graphite Drawing & how to create Light on Form

  3. Week 2: Charcoal & Master copies

  4. Week 3: Subtractive Drawing with Charcoal or Graphite

  5. Week 4: Why B&W?

  6. Week 5: Red Chalk & Sanguine

  • $520.00
  • In-Person
  • 12 Weeks
  • Beginner to Intermediate

Meet Your Instructor

Anita Clipston


Anita Clipston is a British/Canadian artist based in NYC, having earned her B.A (Hons) from Norwich School of Art and Design in the UK in Classical Animation. She then went on to work as a propmaker and set builder for Aardman Animations, as a theatre costumier and as a VFX artist for companies such as Industrial Light and Magic, Disney, & Blue Sky Studios on projects such as the Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the Harry Potter franchise, Pacific Rim and Jurassic World. On returning to her traditional art roots she studied the Florence method of drawing in Canada, where she also worked as a teacher and studio assistant. After the sudden loss of her Mother she channelled her energy into her own artwork and went on to complete her MFA at the New York Academy of Art. She now is full time faculty at FIT for their Illustration and Interactive Media Dept, teaches Drawing for the School of Visual Arts for their BFA in Illustration and is a teaching assistant at the Art Students League in New York.

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