Drawing at the Zoo (6weeks/Outdoors)
Instructor: Homer Yost
Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm EST
September 15 - October 20 (six weeks)
This class will meet at the National Zoo.
Animals at the zoo are fantastic models! They are large, small, graceful, awkward, on the ground, in the air, active, and still – they swing, leap, slither, climb, flap their wings, and sometimes they are sound asleep. Combined with the varieties of vegetation, the architecture of the structures, and the gestures of the people who come to visit the zoo, there is enough out there to easily fill a sketchbook or two with exciting marks. Enjoy capturing the gestures, movement, structure and form of a variety of animals in their zoo habitat. Students will work with drawing materials in their sketchbooks. Master drawings will be examined. Masks are required, and there are plenty of indoor locations if the weather is inclement.
Who is this class for: While previous drawing experience is recommended, students of all levels are welcome to explore the free and varied models that surround us at the zoo.
2-3 black ballpoint pens, e.g., Bic
Ebony or #8 pencil
Koh-I-Noor Hardmuth Giaconda charcoal pencils—#8802 (Red Chalk) and #8803(Sepia Light)
Packet of Soft vine charcoal sticks
several sketchpads, 9” x 12 "
Image: Homer Yost