This course introduces beginning students to basic studio and plein-air (outdoor) drawing techniques in charcoal, graphite and ink. Students will learn from direct observation from a variety of still life objects. Exercises will develop the students' skill in creating line, tone, volume and composition. Typical class exercises will include quick sketches or gesture studies and long poses. Vine charcoal (medium) and 18X24" medium weight drawing paper pad are required for the first class.