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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Portrait Study (Posed for by My Mother) a.k.a. My Mother Seated in Darkened Room, 1917; watercolor on paper, 25 x 18 1/2 inches (Frame: 28 5/8 x 21 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches); Gift of the Retired Alumni Association, Inc, 1975

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Portrait Study (Posed for by My Mother) a.k.a. My Mother Seated in Darkened Room, 1917; watercolor on paper, 25 x 18 1/2 inches (Frame: 28 5/8 x 21 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches); Gift of the Retired Alumni Association, Inc, 1975

Class / Workshop  |  A Day in The Corner (of Your World)

A Hands-on Virtual Workshop

Sunday, February 28, 2021, 12–2 pm

Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury
Fee: $24 for members / $34 for not-yet members
The workshop will be held on ZOOM

Find an enchanting corner in your home. Then draw the illuminated forms using highlights, core shadows, and cast shadows.  

Where two walls meet, beautifully light your corner with patterns of light and dark, using either natural light or a lamp. A doorway or window might illuminate the details of your furniture and the woodwork of your home, or even a bowl of fruit, a winter bouquet of spring flowers casting long shadows, or a sculpture on a bench or table. 

Whatever interests you in the corner of your world, draw the light and shadow on form. After beginning with a ground of tone, carve out the highlights and mid-tones with a kneaded eraser, and define the shadow's darkest values by drawing in their forms. Participants will enjoy drawing either one or two or three pieces depending on their choice of complexity.

Supply List:

Please print the attached Tonal Chart, 

Find a corner in your world which inspires you with interesting shapes and patterns of light and dark. Then set up the following:

Ebony Pencil with a sharpened point.

Royal Langnickel Essentials Sketching, 21 Piece Charcoal/Graphite Set: Contains varying densities of both graphite- 4H-4B & an 8B and charcoal pencils- hard, med, soft, and sticks of graphite-2B, 4B, 6B and charcoal- hard, med, soft, and two small erasers 

And/Or Varying densities of graphite 2H- 8B and charcoal pencils- H, M, S.

Derwent Charcoal Set: Contains a white blending stump for softening, soft charcoal pencil, 2 tinted charcoal pencils- sepia and white, 3 compressed charcoal blocks, 2 vine charcoal, 1 chunky willow charcoal for broad strokes 

And/Or White and Sepia Conte Crayon/charcoal pencil, White blending stick, Dark / soft charcoal stick.

Stiff backing board to support drawing pressure for mark-making, drawing, and erasing.

Drawing paper: 100% cotton rag is a beautiful surface. 1-3 pieces having a soft, surface / soft tooth to adhere charcoal and graphite, approximately 11 x 14 or larger, such as, Rives BFK, Arches Cover, or Stonehenge, or Strathmore Bristol Vellum Drawing Paper, or Stillman & Birn, Alpha or Gamma- 9 x 12 Premium Sketchpad.

Krylon Workable Fixative- Spray Can

90% - 100% Rubbing alcohol, 2 - 4 oz in a small jar, and an older brush that you won't mind marring and rubber gloves. 

Koh-I-Noor or Prismacolor or Derwent kneaded eraser. The eraser will become dirty during the drawing process. 

Pink pearl eraser or white eraser with a stiff edge.

Printing or copy paper- two to three sheets Ipad or photos to assist you if using changing natural light.

Registration coming soon. Questions? Contact Kathy Gaye Shiroki at shirokkg@buffalostate.edu.