Still Life in Charcoal and Pastel

This is a focused introduction to still life drawing. Students learn to indicate simple form with a single light source and then learn to paint form lights, various forms, and cast shadows. Emphasis is on composition, cropping, overlapping and placement in the picture plane.

Duration Topic
Topic 1 Chiaroscuro, Value and Mark making with charcoal
Topic 2 Objects with Values
Topic 3 Drapery in Charcoal
Topic 4 Metal Objects
Topic 5 Glass Objects
Topic 6 Rough Textures In Still Life
Topic 7 Introduction To Pastels
Topic 8 Composition of organic and geometric objects
Topic 9 Floral arrangements
Topic 10 Drapery

Required Art Supplies

  1. 20 Cartridge or charcoal sheets , A2 size
  2. Charcoal Pencils 6b,4b,2b,Hb any brand
  3. Charcoal Sticks
  4. Kneaded Eraser
  5. Cutter
  6. Dry Pastels, we are using Camel for the demo. Any brand can be used.
  7. Stomps

Teaching Method

Teaching is done through pre-recorded demo, online notes, assignment and discussion forum. Each subject consists of Topics. Each Topic is opens as you complete the earlier topic respectively. To complete a topic you need to login, watch the demo, read the notes and submit the assignment. To submit an assignment, simply take a picture or scan the homework assignment and upload it in the assignment forum for feedback. Instructors may provide your with a review with 24-48 hours.

How and who can apply?

Any one can apply and become an Artist! Students may apply online or by phone. For more information about admissions at the Academy, please fill-in the mail-me-information form available on all course pages or click here.

The International Fine Art Academy maintains an open admissions policy for all persons who wish to obtain an education in fine arts. Any one can apply for our courses. You may register, pay tuition, and apply for admission online. For Admission please fill in the admission form.

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