Advanced Drawing with John Ribble
Sat-Sun, May 2-3, 2020 | 9am-4pm, might finish early second day | Ages 16+
590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Class Fee: $150/person (“Family” level members and up save 10% on classes! Enter member coupon code at checkout. For more info about becoming a member, click here)
John Ribble returns to push your drawing skills to the next level in Advanced Drawing. Students in this class should have a good amount of drawing experience, or have taken his previous class at River Arts, Intermediate Drawing.
This class will be an exploration of different media and surfaces used in the drawing process, as well as the introduction of more complex drawing concepts and practices.
Topics will include:
-Basics of perspective
-Drawing with mixed media
-Drawing from a photo reference
-Drawing outside, on location
Supplies students should bring with them:
-Portable sketchbook (part of the class will be outdoor observation, weather permitting)
-Camera to collect image inspiration. Can be a phone camera, or a digital point and shoot
-A variety of media, tools, and surfaces that you would like to explore and work with. This can include, but is not limited to:
- -Drawing pad size 18” x 24” or larger.
- -Mi-teintes pad of paper, any size
- -Watercolor paper (Strathmore, Canson, BLICK, or Arches recommended brands)
- -Variety of several 2B and 4B charcoal pencils
- -Variety of erasers (be sure to include at least one rubber and one kneaded eraser)
- -Charcoal sticks (Vine is fine. Generals or Winsor & Newton recommended brands)
- -Ballpoint or rollerball pen
- -#8 or #10 water media brush
- -Pen and India ink
- -Pan pastels
John Ribble has worked as a professional graphic designer and art director, as well as a freelance illustrator, for over 30 years. He was a full time faculty member in the Graphic Design & Illustration Program at Madison Area Technical College for 32 years.
He has been a plein air landscape artist for the past 25 years and is represented by the Abel Contemporary Gallery in Stoughton, WI. John is married to artist Cynthia Quinn, and together they have two very creative daughters and two naughty corgis.