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January 12 - March 02, 2023

Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting Beg/ Int/Adv

Columbus Cultural Arts Center • 139 West Main Street ColumbusOH  43215 Organized by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
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Instructor: Kyle Bice

For this class students should have both drawing and painting materials. You can choose graphite or charcoal, and oil paint or acrylic paint. Or a mix of whatever you like. Don't worry about having everything on the first day- at first we'll be working in just black and white, so that can be drawing materials or painting materials, your choice. Whether you’re new to art or just need to brush up on/expand your creative skill set, learn to accurately and expressively draw and paint in this crash course covering all the fundamentals of artistic design in a 2d format, in a variety of wet and dry media, as specific or expansive as you’d like. Gain a grasp on the rules of design and technique, so you can later bend and break them! Topics covered include color theory, the elements of design, building form through value and temperature, how to capture perspective and proportion, and more. All skill levels welcome.

Students will be introduced to or reinforce their understanding of the theoretical fundamentals of creating images with dry media and paint, including elements of design, perspective and accurate proportion drawing, and foundational techniques of applying dry and wet media. Techniques will include observational drawing informed by constructive methods, sight-size method, grid method from photo reference, how to transfer a drawing, and various applications of dry and wet media like scumbling, glazing, and impasto, etc. Projects will include still life drawing and painting from life, and drawing and painting from photo reference, subject matter student’s choice. Students will be encouraged to explore expressive mixed media aesthetics while demonstrating a grasp of fundamentals.

We can work with whatever materials you have, but these are strongly suggested

Essential materials

A pad of white drawing paper

Artists choice of surface to paint on - canvas paper pads suggested

Kneaded and hard erasers

Blending stumps/artist chamois


Drawing mediums


Soft Vine charcoal

General’s charcoal pencils, soft medium and hard

Optional: Charcoal sticks, charcoal powder, black pan pastel with applicator tool, white charcoal


Any artists brand, 6b, 2b, hb, 2h pencils

Optional: graphite sticks, graphite powder, lead holder

Recommended Paint: colors are the same for oils or acrylics

A limited palette of 5 colors does wonders. Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Pyrrole

red or alizarin crimson, Burnt Umber. Suggested Additional colors: cad red, yellow ochre, pthalo blue,

cobalt or cerulean blue, ivory black

Also welcome are watercolor, gouache, acrylic ink, pastels, toned drawing paper, color pencil

Optional: masking tape, ruler, large newsprint pad and tracing paper

Activity Age Category



CAC - Painting Studio at Columbus Cultural Arts Center


Kyle Bice


January 12 - March 02, 2023

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed


Columbus Cultural Arts Center

139 West Main Street ColumbusOH  43215

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