05) Still Life Drawing

This is an introduction to drawing primarily using pencils, expanding to ink, color pencils, or oil pastels. Participants will learn tips for measuring relationships in scale and space. The topics covered will include basic color tips, effective compositions, and setting a still life.

Class Outline

Please note that this schedule is flexible and may change according to needs arising.

  1. Introduction to observational drawing techniques and materials – view a wide variety of drawing examples. Introduction to basic measuring skills, varying line weights (line drawing)
  2. Discussion on art elements and principles (value scales and mark making)
  3. Practice setting up a still life and tips for making preliminary sketches (20-min sketches with pencils)
  4. Project 1: Complete one still life drawing with pencils (contrast)
  5. Discussion on color theory and how to create realistic shadows (color pencils, oil pastels, and ink)
  6. Project 2: Complete a still life drawing with color medium
  7. Project 3: Complete a still life with mixed media
  8. Tips for adding details, varying tones and shades with color medium such as inks, pencils, and oil pastels

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

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises, please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

- Still life objects (Bring three objects: preferably fruit, for example, a banana, an orange, and a pear or an apple)
- A3 drawing paper pad
- A3 watercolor paper pad: cold-pressed 140lb, approx. 20 pages slightly textured
- Watercolor brushes: No.12 or No.14 synthetic round, 1- or 2-inch flat (a large hake), No. 2 or No.4 flat synthetic with stiff bristles for scrubbing, a rigger or one of No.2 or No.4 round synthetic

- A watercolor palette for color mixing (ceramic or plastic with wells, with a lid if possible)
- Drawing pencils (2B, 4B, & 6B), a soft eraser, 2 plastic water containers (with a lid if possible)
- Artist-quality color ink including black
- Set of color pencils and a set of color pastels

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:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • 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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Participants must buy their own materials

Thu, 20 Feb, 2020
Thu, 12 Mar, 2020
5:30pm - 8:30pm
VCUarts Qatar
QAR 800


Yeon Geong Hwang

Yeon Geong Hwang is a rigorous hard-worker and workaholic awarded with graduating from VCUartsQatar as Valedictorian with a BFA in Graphic Design. 

She is a driven and organized designer with a range of experiences from interning at Al Jazeera Media Network to creating illustrations. She is skilled in communication to a diverse audience through a global background, with the understanding of different cultures and languages. 
Her artworks awarded with the Qatar Foundation (QF) Scholarship of Creative Innovation following her artistic portfolio. As a constant, quick observer, she produces artworks with rigorous details. She also investigates her endless creative potentials, not limited to format, from Adobe CC to 3D prints.

With all her creative talents and hard works, she has been actively participating in teaching through VCUartsQatar’s community classes over four years.

She is an active artist and designer, showcasing her designs at her website:  www.yeongeonghwang.com and her illustrations at other website www.whatisabsurd.com.