Module 1: Basic Drawing/Value

Learn how to use graphite pencils. Learn basic shading techniques. Learn how to use value to create the illusion of 3-dimensions on a flat surface. All levels benefit from this topic!


This course is especially good for beginners and children to repeat because we draw a wide variety of objects including flowers, plants, animals…even bugs!


Required Materials: Graphite pencils in 4H, 3H, 2H, H, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 6 B; sketchbook, kneaded eraser.


Scheduling: Choose four 1-hour sessions or two 2-hour sessions.
For children under 14, four one-hour sessions are recommended. Classes
can be scheduled with Denise by e-mail: or phone:


Ages 8 through Adult

Basic Drawing/Value


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