Course Description

Learn to draw and strengthen your observational skill using the techniques of sighting, continuous line and subtractive value study. Working with graphite, charcoal, ink and watercolor on paper, create compositions taken from direct observation.

Course Outline

Class 1 - Introduction. Subtractive charcoal value study

Class 2 - Sighting lecture and demonstration ,line study of still life

Class 3 - Continued line study with value study added to line drawing

Class 4 - Outdoor continuous line drawing with added watercolor

Class 5 - Ink drawing with stick and ink wash

Class 6 - Portraiture


Supplies are not included in the cost of the course. Please click here to view and download the supply list.


  • Register early to secure your spot, using the SMU CAPE Student Portal. Please be aware that insufficient enrollment may cause course cancellation.
  • If you need registration assistance or would like to enroll after online registration has closed, please call 214-768-2273 or contact smuthink@smu.edu.

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