Tom Sarmo – Drawing Basics: Methods for Creating Three Dimensional, Realistic Art!

Duration of Class: One Day (6 Hours) // Medium: Pencils and Marker Pens, sketchbook // Skill Level: All

Cost: $240-$270


No matter what you want to draw, creating pictures using these 3-d techniques opens up a whole new art experience! Learn to draw and manipulate basic forms and give all your artworks more depth, dimension, and unique character. We’ll explore drawing from sight, from memory, and from imagination! You’ll soon be easily drawing anything you want; creating amazing works of art!

This Class is for: Anyone who has never drawn but wants to learn; artists who want to draw more three-
dimensionally; teachers who want exciting drawing techniques for their students; anyone who wants to expand and apply their drawing skills to any art medium!


1. The Four Forms Explored
2. The Four Forms Manipulated
Size and Shape
Stretch and Squash
Curve and Twist
“Sculpting” with forms on the paper surface
Creating 3-d textures on the paper surface
3. Non-Mechanical Perspective and Depth
4. Imaginative Drawing
5. Sight Drawing and Drawing from Life


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Day 1 (8/2/19)

Class Size

Min # of students: 4
Max # of students: 20

Supply List

Drawing tools:
  • Pencils
  • marker pens
  • erasers
  • sketchbooks
  • any other dry media of choice
Provided by Instructor:
  • Resource Packet, link and book information
  • More on this artist