Portrait and Life Drawing



o    medium charcoal pencil or pack of vine charcoal
o    Masking tape
o    Sketch books – 9 “x 12”  , 4″x6″ (preferably wire bound)
o    Pencils – 2B, 3B, 4B, 6B, Derwent pencils are very good o    .9 or .7mm mechanical pencil
o     Handheld pencil sharpener (preferably Staedtler), or battery operated pencil sharpener with spiral cutter
o    Small pump bottle of hair spray Optional: o    Conte crayon, black ink pen, brush and ink, black tempera, oil or chalk pastels
o    Reference books: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards; The Natural Way to Draw by Nicolaides (note:  Our library has an excellent selection of books that can be borrowed for a week at a time.)