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Continuing Education at PAFA

Drawing with Charcoal and Graphite Pencil (Online)

with Alicia Mino


Mondays, 6 - 8 pm

Gain a firm foundation in classical drawing instruction using charcoal and graphite pencil. Working from still life subjects and natural forms through photo references, learn how to render texture, light, and contrast to create a sense of realism.  Instruction will address not only line quality and shading, but also expressive addition and subtraction methods with brushes and kneaded erasers and techniques for mixing charcoal and graphite together for varied effects. Improve your drawing skills to encapsulate the world around you or to establish a firm grounding for further artistic study. 

 Learning Objectives 

  • Students will learn about graphite pencil and charcoal pencil techniques 
  • Students will learn how these two techniques can be mixed for a more interesting effect 
  • Students will learn how to render realism though the study of texture, light and contrast with graphite pencils and charcoal  
  • Students will learn how to utilize the addition and subtraction technique with brushes and kneaded eraser

Image: Mary Kollock, House on Water with Dock and Boat, n.d., charcoal on rough-textured heavy-weight watercolor paper. Collection of PAFA.

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CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

Zoom Technical Requirements

  • Session 1: Jul 11 - Aug 15th, 2022
    Mon for 6 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Will run


    only 4 seats left

Online Class

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