Basics of Drawing w/Hamid Zavareei

Monday | 4/8-6/10 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.



Old master techniques and materials have been the main inspiration and drive in Hamid Zavareei’s pursuit of art education.

Through decades of independent research and scholarship he has built up a body of knowledge and experience accessible through investigation and research into the available resources in the vast field of conservation as well as historical documents and transcripts passed down from ancient periods to middle ages and renaissance and baroque period.

The focus of his research has been centered on materials and techniques of early renaissance through Baroque era through extensive study and reconstruction of details of master pieces based on documented research within the conservation institutions throughout Europe and the United States.

Hamid Zavareei

The scope of his research encompasses various materials including oil, watercolor, encaustic, egg tempera, acrylic and more recently fresco, within different historical contexts following the evolution of techniques throughout the last two thousand years.

Hamid is self taught and has drawn and painted since childhood by studying the old masters, from early Renaissance to Baroque and he has taught the old master’s techniques for more than a decade. He extends the knowledge of the old techniques and materials to contemporary application to create work that brings the old and the new together in a unique format.

Hamid has shown his work through various venues throughout the United States and abroad including residency, awards and reviews.

4/8-6/10 (no class 5/27)
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
The material list below is available as a kit at Blick Art store at a discount and you can ask for it.

  • One pad of 18″ x 24″ newsprint paper
  • One pad of 11”x14” or larger Bristol paper(Strathmore 400 Series Bristol Board Pads would be good)
  • Faber-Castell Drawing set of 6;
  • Staedtler Mars Lumograph Charcoal Pencil Set;
  • Winsor & Newton Vine Charcoal Pack;
  • General’s Wide Compressed Graphite Sticks;
  • Faber-Castell sanguin Crayon;
  • View finder/catcher
  • Kneaded eraser
Gain crucial skill in drawing by learning the basics. The most elemental part of drawing is line – without line, contours and edges do not exist. In this course, students will start with the simple study of line as contour and step by step expand to value studies and a brief study of perspective.

Students will extend that knowledge into the creation of form and space within simple compositions. All of these techniques are to help pave the way for more complex combinations and areas of drawing.
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