Magpie, 2014, silverpoint on prepared paper, 11 x 14 inches

Silverpoint Drawing Workshop

Workshop

Ages: 18 - No Limit

Ability: All

Expertise: Drawing, Specialty Workshops, ASLD Lecture

Students will learn the old master technique of silverpoint, or drawing with soft metals on specially-prepared papers. Practiced by Leonardo and Albrecht Dürer, this technique was nearly lost for 500 years but has gained in popularity in the last 20 years. In week one, Instructor will begin with a brief history and examples of work, then a materials overview, followed by time to draw from still-life materials. For week two, more technical and stylistic instruction will be given, focusing on drawing from the live model, with instructor availability for aid and critique.

Prerequisites 
Basic drawing skills

What to Bring
sketchbook for notes, prepared papers for Week 2


Materials List 

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