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John Muir Laws’ Fundamentals: Pencil Techniques

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You can load your journal kit with expensive and fancy tools but few are as universal, versatile, handy and reliable as a graphite pencil. Learn how to get the most mileage out of your pencils and practice fundamental drawing skills. This workshop will establish a platform for work with any subject. We will investigate pencil techniques with line and value, drawing with a tortillion, and creatively using an eraser. Suggested supplies to follow along with the demonstration:

  • Graphite pencils (HB,  2B, and 4B)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Paper blender (tortillion)
  • Pen knife
  • White plastic eraser
  • Erasing shield

Please note: Park Academy classes are meant as a special perk for volunteers, members, and employees. If you do not work for the Golden Gate National Parks, are not a member, or have not volunteered with us in the past year, a donation is encouraged. Volunteer or become a member today!

Space is limited, register online.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:30 pm
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:00 pm
Park Academy
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1216 Ralston Avenue, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA, 94129
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