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Author Archives: Valerie McCaffrey

Observational Drawing Using Graphite: First Session

The first assignment is to sharpen a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil in the electric pencil sharpener, then clean it off with a tissue. A demonstration of sharpening the pencil with a knife, and fine honing it with an emory board – or in our case a pedicure implement – showed two ways to prepare the graphite […]

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Coming in July: Observational Drawing

On July 9th we will begin an eight week foundational drawing class. Foundations! How many ways can you sharpen a pencil? And why does it matter? And how many kinds of pencils are there? Which ones do what? And why is the medium called graphite? The answer, like ‘Who is buried in Grant’s Tomb?, is because […]

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Irish Landscape

For this exercise we chose large abstract shapes from the photo taken in Killarney, Ireland and translated them with colored construction paper.

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