Friday, July 1, 2011

Magic with Toned Paper--A new drawing class at Old Town Artists

Want to learn to do this? It is so much easier than you'd think!

Upside Down Dog, sketch from life in black and white on brown paper, by Tracie Thompson
For years Tracie Thompson, a member of Old Town Artists, has been drawing with this technique, using black and white (and various earth colors) on tan paper. It's a drawing method that dates back at least to the Renaissance, when artists commonly used tan, grey, blue, and even pink paper, drew on that in charcoal or other dark media, and then put the highlights in with chalk or white paint.

The class will run Tuesday evenings in the Old Town Artists studio from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, July 19 to August 30. Tuition is $120, materials fee is $20.

For more information or to sign up for the class go to the full course description on Tracie's blog.

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