tuesdayss | 7.14 - 8.18.2020 | 6 - 8 pm | 6 weeks



Build upon basic fundamentals and learn to push creative and technical components of making a drawing with an emphasis on line, form, space, value, color, and composition. Students will be guided through the use of different mediums and will explore how they affect the overall success of a piece. Projects include working with layered line networks, colored grounds, Prismacolor pencils, clay board, and more. Some prior experience in drawing is recommended.


Drawing: Beyond the Basics Supply List


1 pad 11x17 bristol board paper

Small set of Prismacolor pencils (just primary colors and a few extra is fine)

Rubbing alcohol


1 roll low tack artist tape



1 set with black, white and sepia Conté crayons

Blending stomps

Kneaded eraser

1 bottle of Black Ink (Higgins black magic)

Small box of wax crayons (non-washable)

1 soft 2” brush or similar for applying washes

soft ¼” and ½” flat brush for detail (other brushes optional)

X-acto knife and extra #11 blades

Small bottle Matte medium

Black, blue and red micron pens (size .03 or .05) other colors optional

Gold and silver gel pens or fine tipped markers

1 sheet fine grit sandpaper

Sealed jar for water/liquids

A few colors of watercolor paint or acrylic ink of your choice

1 clayboard any size

1 small bottle of masking fluid (optional)

Scissors (optional)

Drawing: Beyond the Basics | tuesdays 6-8 pm with Kara Bender

  • Pre-registration is required for all classes and students are only registered when payment has been received. In order for instructors to plan properly, students should register at least one (1) week before the start date of the class. If you register less than one week before class, the class fee will increase by $10.

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saturday - monday | closed to the public

tuesday-friday | 10am - 5pm

200 e saint john street spartanburg sc 29306


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