6) Observational Drawing and Still Life

Introduction to drawing using pencil, ink and colored pencils. This short course will teach students how to measure and draw accurately. They will learn pencil drawing techniques and produce a final art piece in colored crayons.

Class Outline

Students will . . .

  1. be introduced to basic measuring skills - how to measure an object. They will all draw a line drawing of an object.
  2. learn a variety of sketching techniques using measurement, 20-min. sketches.
  3. draw a group of objects together and set up a still life. They will be shown how to use tone and shade.
  4. complete a still life setup and shade it using pencils.
  5. use various mark-making techniques, such as cross hatching, to try shading. They will look at light and shade.
  6. be shown how to use colored crayons and inks. They will practice color techniques on paper.
  7. arrange a still life setup to use for a colored pencil crayon piece. They will start the still life.
  8. add details to the artwork using in-tones and mark-making. 

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class

  • Still life objects (for the first class bring three pieces of fruit: apple, orange and banana)
  • HB, 2B and 4B, Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Drawing paper pad A3
  • Set of black and colored inks/pencil colours
  • Brush set
  • Watercolor paper pad A3
  • Water container

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Tue, 17 Oct, 2017
Thu, 9 Nov, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:15 pm to 9:15 pm
VCUQatar, Room 255
QAR 850


Yang Soon Ju

Yang Soon Ju is from the Republic of Korea. She is an alumna of Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar with a Major in Fashion Design minoring Art History.

Ju has had experience in watercolor painting, drawing, oil painting, and fashion illustration for many years. Recently, she worked for the Hazawi project by Doha Film Institute, and she has been painting seascapes around Qatar. Ju has various teaching experiences around the world as an artist, designer, and applied scientist.