Drawing Basics: Seeing and the Three Kinds of Memory with Carl Jackson, October 21-22

Drawing Basics: Seeing and the Three Kinds of Memory with Carl Jackson, October 21-22



This workshop deals with acquiring and/or refining the ability to accurately depict what you see. It is for beginners to get you started on the right foot and for the more advanced who may have some issues that need explanation and exploration. It will explore the basics of how our perceptions both external and internal effect the drawing result. Seeing, as an artist sees is not a magical ability only a few possess, but a process one learns, and through practice refines. Exercises will examine Measuring, Negative Space, Relationships, developing Touch, The four Stages of a Drawing, and personal skill building.  There will be one Homework after the first day which will provide the basis for a discussion on day two, and a final day drawing project.  The objective of the course is to give students a clearer understanding of how to develop accuracy and skill while avoiding the common mistakes and missteps which befall most of us when developing our drawing skills.

Required Supplies: 

  • 8 1/2 x 11 or 11 x 14 sketch pad.

  • Four or five Drawing pencils of various grades: recommended 4 Ticonderoga yellow w eraser, 1 H and 1 3h pencil. I

  • If you have drawn and have your own favorites That's fine also.


Carl Jackson has been an artist and art instructor for over 40 years. Along the way, he has been an Illustrator, Arts Administrator, Gallery director, and Fine Artist with work in numerous public and private collections. A graduate of Annapolis, he served aboard nuclear submarines; upon leaving the Navy he attended Rhode Island School of Design. He helped in the founding of a school for delinquent youth in Massachusetts, was director of a Community Arts Center in New Hampshire in the mid 70’s, and in the mid 80’s was a drawing instructor, and co-chair of the Foundation Department at the New England School of Art and Design in Boston. For the past twenty years he taught Computer Graphics and Drawing at the Art Institute of Seattle.

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