• Drawing with pencil


Learn to draw like a pro

Students will learn the basics of observational drawing. Topics covered will include gesture, line, light and shade, light logic, perspective, and proportion. Each session will include a critique and feedback on the student’s work. The course will conclude with an exhibition of the students’ work.


Every Thursday from 20.00 to 21.30.




The teacher

Native of the Los Angeles area, Nick Skoug is a figurative painter who lives and works in Berlin. Before moving to Germany, he studied drawing and painting in California.
After graduating with a BFA from the California State University, Long Beach, he came to Europe, drawn to its history and art. This interest also increased thanks to a short period of study abroad in Florence and thanks to an ongoing study of the German language.
With a foundation in traditional observational techniques, he explores a variety of subjects. Although these subjects are often contemporary, the past continually reasserts itself.
Self portrait 2



->Introduction – Free trial class

During the first lesson you will look at a drawing that you have brought and the teacher will give you some feedback before starting a demonstration for the rest of the class. This will demonstrate what you will be learning in the next lessons.

-> Lesson 1 – Gesture

This lesson will focus on basic sketching and capturing the gesture or ‘feeling’ of what you are drawing. This is the first step to create a complete drawing, and gives a sense of life and movement to the subject.

-> Lesson 2 – Line

Lesson 2 will cover line drawing. You will do some exercises focusing on the lines and contours of the subject, training the eye to follow the outside edge and the ‘inner corners’.

-> Lesson 3 – Value

This lesson will focus on light and shade. You will look at the range of value (chiaroscuro), from the lightest to the darkest parts of the drawing, and how to organise them and put them down.

-> Lesson 4 – Light logic

This lesson will take a closer look at light and shade. You will now look at the different types of light and dark (highlights, cast shadows, reflected light, etc.).

-> Lesson 5 – Perspective and proportion

Finally you will look at perspective (one and two point) and how it figures into a drawing. You will also look at proportion, and how to effectively measure when drawing and show depth and space in 2D space.

-> Lesson 6 – Outside drawing

For the final lesson, you will go outside and do some drawings. This will be a great opportunity to apply everything you have learned in class.


Graphite drawing pencils (2B, 4B, 6B)
One kneaded eraser (Knetradiergummi)
One drawing pad (A2 size recommended) or a sketch pad

Our contacts:

Berlin Italian Communication UG

Gryphiusstr. 23, 10245 Berlin
Inhaber: Andrea D’Addio

E-Mail: info (at) berlinoschule.com
Tel.: + 49 (0) 30 36465765

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