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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

PAD 06 - Introduction to Drawing Workshop

with Suzy Ferriss


A beginning and intermediate one day workshop that presents to students the absolute basics of drawing.  Students will learn to work with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, conte, and ink, while becoming familiar with techniques and styles associated with each. This is the perfect class for those new to art, as well as for those who want to further develop their skills.  Bring a sack lunch.

Supply List:

  • pencils – 1 each: 4B, 2B, HB, 2H 
  • erasers – 1 each: kneaded, art gum, Pink Pearl or plastic eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • paper stump (blending tool)
  • charcoal – 1 stick vine (can be purchased in packets), and 1 stick compressed
  • Conte crayon – 1 each: white, brown, black
  • black India ink (for drawing, not mechanical  pens)
  • pen staff and assorted pen points (Can be purchased in kit. Make sure for drawing, not lettering)
  • brush suitable for ink (bamboo handled brush recommended)
  • small containers for waters (paper or plastic)
  • cotton rag, paper towels
  • ruler
  • 1 sketchbook, approximately 14" x 17" in size (suitable for a variety of media) or
  • Bristol pad drawing paper--medium or smooth finish
  • graphite paper (1 sheet)
  • household items for blending such as Qtips, cotton balls, cotton rag

 Optional:  Any other drawing medium which you are interested in working with. Suggestions include pastels, colored pencil, oil pastels, and colored markers.

Recommended texts: 

  • Itten: Design and Form, Johannes Itten 
  • The Natural Way to Draw, Nicolaides
  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Edwards

About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.

  • Oct 13th, 2019
    Sun from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Carriage House, Ground Floor

980 Briarcliff Road Northeast
ATLANTA, GA 30306 Get directions

Room: Painting/Drawing Studio 1

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