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Draw with Red, Black + White Chalk Pencils on Coloured Paper with Dominique Millar

Course Overview

Interested in the drawings of Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt? Then this is the drawing class for you. Red, black and white chalks were the materials employed by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rubens and Rembrandt. Learn how the Old Masters employed this sensual material on a coloured paper ground, to describe so-called “warm” and “cool” values. All aspects of the lesson will include one on one tuition and regular group demonstrations. Suitable for beginners to more experienced.

Image: Carp Fish by Dominique Millar

Is this course right for me?

Suitable for beginners to more experienced with an interest in learning classical drawing techniques.


Please bring the following items to class:

Red chalk sanguine pencil (preferably hard oil based) (Faber-castell Pitt OIl Base is a good brand to look for)
Black chalk pencil
White chalk pencil
2 paper stumps
Stanley Knife (chalk cannot be sharpened with a pencil sharpener. Your tutor will show you how it is safely used.)
2 sheets of A2 coloured paper. Buff and blue-grey.
2 metal clips to support your sketchbook

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

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