Drawing & Sketching with Marlene Bezich

Drawing & Sketching with Marlene Bezich


Fridays / 1-3pm

This time honored medium is essential to any artist’s education. Class will cover the many types of papers and techniques surrounding Charcoal and Pencil rendering. Still Life subjects will be available and if possible a portrait sitting. The art of the “Quick Sketch” will be explored as well as many other drawing exercises. Students will leave the class with a better understanding and appreciation for creating in black and white.

Session 7: Oct 27,  Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 2023

Session 1: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 2024



Sketch Pad or Sketchbook (ensure it is for charcoal or pencil drawings) 9”x12”, 11”x14”or 16”x20” is fine
Small selection of charcoal and drawing pencils (will be covered in depth during class)
Vine or Willow Charcoal
Kneaded Eraser
Pencil Sharpener
Blending Stump or Tortillon
Sand Paper Pointer or Sand Paper for attaining a point on the pencils
Drawing Board (must have smooth surface)
Wax Paper or Spray Fixative to protect finished artwork

Materials helpful but not required:
Powdered Charcoal
Battery Operated Eraser
Papermate Eraser
Cotton Balls
Pencil Extender





Founded in 1976, the Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. Our goal is to present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse  Long Island community.


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