Course curriculum

  • 1

    1 • WELCOME TO THE COURSE

  • 4

    4 • DEMONSTRATIONS

    • Start to finish demonstration

    • Charcoal stages demonstration poster

    • 'Bravura process' demonstration

  • 5

    5 • PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE IMAGES

    • Create your renderings from these images

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    6 • STEPS: LAY THE FOUNDATION

    • Identify your central motivator

    • Make your guide marks

    • Quiz – test your knowledge

    • Assignment - Lay the foundation

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    7 • STEPS: BUILD WITH VALUES

    • Use the sanding block to drop charcoal

    • Use the brush to ‘paint’ with charcoal

    • Lift with the eraser

    • Rub with your 'built in tool'

    • Assignment - Build with values

    • Quiz - test your knowledge

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    8 • BONUS SECTION

    • The Pollyanna talk

  • 9

    9 • STEPS: DEFINE AND REFINE

    • Create edges with vine charcoal stick

    • Refine - toggle back and forth between adding and subtracting

    • Assignment - Define and refine

    • Quiz - test your knowledge

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    10 • STEPS: BRING IT HOME

    • Take stock of what you have done

    • Add bravura line and spark: charcoal pencil

    • Experience the deep jet of compressed charcoal

    • A finishing touch?

    • Assignment - Bring it home

    • Quiz - test your knowledge

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    11 • STEPS: PRESERVE AND PRESENT

    • Spray fixative

    • Crop and mat

  • 12

    12 • MASTER ASSIGNMENT – Submit your work

    • Three's the charm

  • 13

    13 • THE BIG PICTURE

    • Know yourself

    • Looking forward

  • 14

    LIVE Q&A with artworks review - SEPTEMBER 6, 2020 • 10 AM Pacific

    • How to set up Zoom

    • Live interactive session

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    14 • SURVEY PLEASE

    • Your thoughts and feelings matter