Copy of Charcoal | Heritage Arts

Copy of Charcoal | Heritage Arts

Copy of Charcoal | Heritage Arts

Stratford Perth Museum - Line 34, Stratford, ON N5A 6S6, Canada

The earliest evidence of charcoal drawing is found in cave paintings. That's right CAVE PAINTINGS. Most historians agree the charcoal was created using charred sticks from a fire, not intentionally made charcoal. Most notably used in the Renaissance, charcoal was used as preparatory drawings because it is ephemeral if not fixed properly. It wasn’t until the late 15th century that methods of fixing charcoal drawings began to be used.  And it wasn't really until the 20th century that it became a medium in its own right with any regularity. 


Artist and charcoal maker extraordinaire, Melissa Quinn will teach you how to create your own artist charcoal using a low-oxygen burn. She'll also give you plenty of opportunity to explore how to make marks on paper using charcoal. Sorry to say, we don't have any caves on the museum grounds - but we sure do have lots of safe outdoor space to socially distance. Limited class size to 10.


Ages: Teens-Adults
Date: Sunday, August 23
Time: 10am-1pm (BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH)
Cost: $50 (materials are included)

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Stratford Perth Museum - Line 34, Stratford, ON N5A 6S6, Canada