EXPERIMENTS WITH GRAPHITE

                               MARCH 7-8, 2020

 

Graphite Grey Wonder300 Graphite Grey Wonder Graphite/ Gesso  on 30”x40”                     © Mira M. White 2019                  

     This workshop is all about graphite and its multiple uses as both a drawing and painting medium. We will be experimenting with graphite powder, water-based graphite pencils, & exploring an exciting array of techniques.  If you are captivated by the subtle richness of delicate grays or the range of powerful charcoal tones you can achieve with this medium,  this workshop is for you.!

  Sat/ Sun 10 am- 4 pm
  Jen Tough Gallery Studio Space
  940 Tyler St. Suite #29, Benicia, CA
  Pre-register: http://www.jentoughworkshops.com
  Tuition: $ 300 ( $ 15 additional materials fee to instructor)

 

MATERIALS LIST:

DRY MEDIA:

Graphite Powder (comes in a 6 oz. jar)
Lyra Water based graphite stick-  set of 3 ( Amazon)comes 2B, 6B / 9B
Art Graf water soluble graphite tablets ( set of  3 or 6 on Amazon)
Black Rembrandt Soft Chalk Pastel ( really dense black)
Your collection of regular drawing pencils ( any brand)
Fine line Marker pens – white & Black
Magic Rub Eraser
Kneaded Eraser
Saral graphite transfer paper- can be a single sheet or a roll

WET MEDIA:
White Gesso
Black Gesso
Black Sumi Ink

SURFACES:
1 sheet 140 lb or 300 lb Rag Watercolor Paper 22”x30” ( Hot Press), cut in 2 pieces
I mixed media sketch book 9”x12” ( at least 80 lb weight) for exercises
1 Claybord  Cradled or Uncradled
1(optional) wood panel at least 12”x12”- best if cradled and primed with white gesso
1 sheet  matte Duralar ( needs to be fairly thick)(.005)(also called matte drafting   film)(Amazon)
1 sheet Yupo- ( can be 9”x12”)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

Drawing Board
Protective gloves
Scissors
Sand paper ( 320 grit)
Masking tape ( 1 ½”
Q Tips/ Blending Stumps/ Tortillons
Citra Solv ( waterbased potent organic solvent)
Rubbing Alcohol ( 70 %)
Trigger Sprayer with variable nozzle
Appropriate brushes- bristle and/ or synthetic
Rags
Dust Mask
Containers for liquid and lidded container for small amounts of graphite powder
Color shapers and/ or color scrapers
Additional Materials fee of $ 15 to be paid to the Instructor for additional materials she will be bringing .

 

 

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