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Getting Started with Charcoal & Chalks

with Mary Jane Begin

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    06:11
  •   08 Demo: Pull Pigment From Non Spray Fixed Surface

    06:22

Class duration: 1h 15m

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About The Class

Start working with charcoal and chalks today!

Are you interested in drawing with charcoal or chalks but not sure how to get started? In this course artist and illustrator, Mary Jane Begin will introduce you to charcoal and chalks. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of the medium in order to begin a drawing practice. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the know-how to start experimenting and drawing with charcoal and chalks!

In this class you’ll learn:

  • All about the different types of charcoals and chalks and how they work
  • Which supplies and papers to use when working with charcoals and chalks
  • How to begin making simple marks and shapes to familiarize yourself with the medium



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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    06:11
  2. 02

    Types of Charcoals

    07:44
  3. 03

    Demo: Stumps for Charcoal

    05:48
  4. 04

    Demo: Erasers to Create Lines in Charcoal

    05:48
  5. 05

    Demo: Add Chalk to Charcoal

    06:10
  6. 06

    Surfaces for Charcoals & Chalks

    11:42
  7. 07

    Demo: Tonality on Spray Fixed Surface

    07:01
  8. 08

    Demo: Pull Pigment From Non Spray Fixed Surface

    06:22
  9. 09

    Demo: Charcoal & Chalk on Colored Paper

    19:10

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Mary Jane Begin

As an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s picture books, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor in the Illustration Department at RISD…Mary Jane feels INCREDIBLY lucky; she gets to do all the things that she loves to do ... read more

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