All About line: Gesture Drawing and Beyond
Barbara Fugate received her MFA in painting from Miami University of Ohio. She has exhibited in Kentucky, Washington and New York and is published in “The Best of Drawing and Sketching” by Terry Sullivan, “Landscape Painting” by Mitch Abala, and “Contemporary Drawing” by Margaret Davidson. Barbara teaches at Gage Academy of Art, and conducts art workshops in Washington and abroad. “Drawing and painting is about discovery, revealing a reality that is ever more authentic and genuine to me. What is most inspirational is the transient nature of life; things dynamic, moving, and in transition.” –Barbara Fugate
Gage Capitol Hill
Gage Capitol Hill
- 15 SHEETS Inexpensive Drawing Paper 24×36″ (80 lb weight): The best value is mail-ordering a 100-sheet pack through Dick Blick (Dick Blick White Sulphite Drawing Paper, 80 lb.). The class may want to make a group order to share. We will review this during the first meeting.
- 3 SHEETS Good Quality Drawing Paper—choose from any or all of the papers below:
- Lenox, 26 x 40”
- Legion Coventry Rag, 26×40” (at Dick Blick)
- Domestic Etching, 26 x 40”
- (1) 12-stick pack: BLACK CHARCOAL STICKS. Brands: Sargent or Dick Blick’s “Blick square charcoal sticks” box, item # 20016-2129. (I do NOT recommend Alphacolor brand).
- 1 stick COMPRESSED CHARCOAL, soft or medium (3B recommended). Recommended brands: PITT, or Generals Brand JUMBO COMPRESSED CHARCOAL (rectangular and flat shaped) type—soft.
- 1 bottle BLACK Drawing Ink (a color is OK): The drawing ink brands I recommend are Dick Blick brand, sumi ink, Pelikan, or Speedball (do NOT purchase Higgins or Winsor & Newton inks, they’re too weak in pigment).
- 1 WHITE PLASTIC ERASER–STAEDLER / MARS BRAND is best.
- 1 Small CHAMOIS
- 2 LARGE CLIPS to hold paper to your board. I recommend extra-large black binder clips found at office supply stores.
- 1 medium or large ROUND BAMBOO BRUSH. Or, a large watercolor round brush if you already own one.
- 1 LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINER to hold water for drawing ink (quart size yogurt containers work great)
- 2 SMALL PLASTIC CONTAINERS for ink washes (cups or jars)—with lids are best (or just bring one large lidded jar to keep and transport home ink washes).
- DRAWING BOARD, around 30X40”. Half-inch thick Foam Core Board is highly recommended. These are available at art stores pre-cut. They are very durable, inexpensive, and lightweight. (Note, do not purchase GatorBoard)
Expressive figure drawing begins with the Gesture. The study of Line and all its variations is an artist’s visual vocabulary. This course is designed to expand your practice of gesture drawing and your use of Line. While this course emphasizes the quick drawings of Gestures, it also explores how to integrate the Gesture into longer studied drawings, with an emphasis on Line. Various media will be used to produce different textures of line, both wet and dry. You will work on 24×36” paper. Some drawing experience is highly recommended.