Expressive Charcoal Drawing

I had a great group of students at the Gregory Heights Library. While the class was titled expressive charcoal drawing I typically form fit my teaching to the group. When I started teaching my intention was to bring forth a bit of the studio practice. As artists we are constantly influenced by everything around us. For many students the idea of free expression is learning basics of drawing to express what is in their minds eye or in this case in the mirror. I often bring a mirror for each student-as subject matter most people have looked at their own face more than anything. I let students try and choose from a variety of paper textures and colors as well as a mix of charcoal pencils, vine, stick and blocks. The students did excellent work.

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