The Intuitive Hand: Drawing Exercises to Enhance Focus

Category: Seminars & Workshops

Event Date:

Monday, March 26, 2018


6:00 pm


The Art Supply Depo
29 S Saint Clair St.
Toledo, OH 43604

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Instructor: Yusuf Lateef
Ages: 17+
Skill level: Any. All experience levels welcome and encouraged.
Dates: Four Consecutive Mondays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 6:00-8:00 PM
If popular, this course will be repeated every other month, with different topics to be covered each session. This class is also offered for younger teens.

This workshop will provide an overview of basic drawing materials, and expose students to exercises that will challenge the way process information that we "see" and transpose it on to the two-dimensional plane. This class will provide basic drawing instruction as well as inspire curiosity for drawing from life. Weekly instruction will focus on drawing from a still life set up specifically designed to engage students and reinforce concepts that will be demonstrated in class. Yusuf will review strategies for looking and seeing, as well as demonstrate how value and line can be used to represent objects, as well as convey emotion. Focus will be placed on helping artists to draw and make marks in a way to to bring out deeper meaning within the drawing. The lessons of each week will build on topics and concepts covered in the previous class.

Students should bring or buy basic drawing tools and a pad of 18x24" paper. Recommended materials include:

an Ebony pencil
a kneaded eraser
18x24 Newsprint, Sketch, or Drawing Paper Pad
charcoal pencils, one each 4b, 6b, and white
Students are welcome to bring other materials if desired. An toolbox for transporting materials, and an inexpensive paper portfolio for transporting the pad and finished drawings would be very helpful, but are not required. Drawing boards and high quality paper for "finished drawings" will be supplied by The Art Supply Depo.

About the Instructor: Yusuf Lateef is a visual artist, muralist, poet, videographer and musician who has been highly active in the greater Toledo Art community for over a decade. Yusuf has been included in numerous art exhibitions, painted many community based murals, and has artwork hanging in many a Toledo residence. Yusuf is passionate about art, creativity, and life in general. He has served as a mentor to youth artists and musicians, co founding Radiant City Arts in 2013. More info on Yusuf can be found here.

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