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Museum Education at PAFA

Pre-College: Drawing I

with Roger Chavez


Strengthen your drawing ability and build your college portfolio. Learn to draw what you see with confidence! Work from still life arrangements, PAFA’s renowned collection, interior spaces, and the human figure, to master foundational elements: shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture, and perspective. Students practice sight-drawing and measuring techniques and learn ways of defining form and space. This course teaches important skills for all artmaking, including for painting and other disciplines. Live model fee is included in the tuition.

For this class, students will need to bring their own supplies. Please have all of your materials with you at the beginning of class on Monday, June 24. The supplies list is below:

  • Pencils (#2 and 4B)
  • Plastic film eraser (STAEDTLER Mars plastic eraser is ideal)
  • Medium size sketchbook (9 x 12 inches)
  • 18 x 24 inch newsprint pad (50 sheets)
  • 18 x 24 inch regular drawing paper pad (a pad of 24 sheets is fine)
  • Vine charcoal
  • Charcoal pencil
  • Chamois
  • Workable fixative (to spray and preserve your drawings)

Please email if you have any questions about the materials.

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  • Summer Intensive 2024: Jun 24 - 28th, 2024
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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(215) 972-7600

128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

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