Category: Advanced Studios

Drawing Day

If you’ve ever written your name on a piece of paper, you’re prepared to learn to draw.

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Try This: Drawing Still Life

Drawing can be as easy and complicated as you choose it to be. Still Life is a good way to hone your skills. Set up something you can draw many times in different styles. Keep working until you’re happy with the results.

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Try This: Encaustic

All painting is pigment plus a binder. Many paints, like watercolor and acrylic, are liquid at room temperature. Encaustic is a pigment mixed with wax. The paint needs to be heated to be viscous enough to apply to a paint surface. The media is challenging, requiring a fast hand. The rich surface, however, makes this media satisfying.

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Try This: Silverpoint

Silverpoint is an age-old form of drawing, using a metal point on a gessoed surface. The contrast in the fine details of the drawings increases over time as the image oxides in the air.

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Try This: Using Drawing Fluid

This type of printing is effective to make multiple screenprints. You’d need the basic silkscreen materials (screen, squeegee, ink) plus drawing fluid and screen filler. This style of printmaking is wonderful for line drawings.

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Try This: Silkscreen Printing Using a Vinyl Stencil

This type of printing is effective to make multiple screenprints without many specialized tools (like when transferring a photograph to a silkscreen). You’d need the basic silkscreen materials (screen, squeegee, ink) and vinyl. You can cut a pattern with scissors or with an Exacto. This style of printmaking is wonderful for simple, bold images.

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