Lesson One –White Objects on Dark Ground (only man-made objects) using 6B graphite stick, and 2B pencil, pink pearl eraser and smudge stick on white sketch pad.
Lesson Two – Something from Nature (flowers, a potted plant, a maple branch, a pumpkin, onions or turnips) using a 6B graphite stick, and 2B pencil, pink pearl eraser and smudge stick on white sketch paper.
Lesson Three – One single “sketchpad sized object”. Drawn the size it is, on white sketch paper, with 2B pencil, a 6B graphite stick, a pink pearl eraser and a smudge stick.
Lesson Four – Bowls of different sizes (and other kitchen items) (rolling pin, cream & sugar holders, basters, cup measures, funnel, casserole dishes, Corningware) a variety of solid colors which will translate into various values, with pencil, black charcoal pencils, compressed charcoal, a pink pearl eraser and a kneaded eraser on white sketch paper.
Lesson Five – Fresh Fruit – apples and/or pears, or lemons and/or oranges, (or in a pinch, 6 eggs would work – we get our fruit and eggs from the TP farmers market. Using black and white pastel pencils, black and white pastels on Mi-Teintes grey paper half sheet.
Lesson Six – Things that are shiny – like silver plate or brushed aluminum (+ black) such as a hot water kettle or salt and pepper shakers, cake pans etc. Black and white pastel pencils and black and white pastels on Mi-Teintes grey paper half sheet.