Drawing at The Met

Instructor: Eric Hibit

Supply list: 

(1) 6x9 inch spiral bound sketchbook, unlined paper

(1) 11X14 pad white drawing paper 

(1) set of graphite pencils, including the following: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B, Ebony

(1 each) graphite stick: 2B, 6B

(3) kneaded erasers

(1) manual pencil sharpener


Meeting place:

The group will meet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the lobby of the school group entrance, to the left of the main entrance staircase.

Please remember to bring $5.00 for every admission to the MET

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