Black & White Drawing Workshop: Part 1

With Van James 

Artist, Author, Educator

Hawaii, USA

These sessions for adolescents and interested adults will introduce various techniques in the art of black and white drawing in order to develop themes that arise out of the dynamics of light and darkness. Basic exercises will lead on to more challenging compositions and individual projects.

Materials Required


Black Wax Crayon or Soft Pastel or Charcoal and black colored pencil (thick)

*White Drawing Papers: 12” x 18” (approximately 200 gsm pastel paper)


*Optional: White Chalk and black Drawing Paper

Total Fee for Individuals


Total of 4 Sessions

Rs. 9,000 INR (For Indian/Nepali Participants) 


$135 USD (For International Participants) 


Van James is an international advocate for the arts and a guest tutor at numerous teacher training colleges and Steiner-Waldorf schools. He is a council member of the Visual Art Section of North America, land representative for the Anthroposophical Society in Hawai’i, mentor for the Academy of Himalayan Arts and Child Development, and a former long-time teaching artist at the Honolulu Waldorf School. He is editor of Pacifica Journal, as well as an active artist, graphic designer, and author of numerous books on culture and the arts, including:


  • Spirit and Art: Pictures of the Transformation of Consciousness

  • The Secret Language of Form: Visual Meaning in Art and Nature

  • Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart: A Natural Approach to Learning the Art of Drawing

  • Painting with Hand, Head and Heart: A Natural Approach to Learning the Art of Painting

  • Teaching Art History: Engaging Adolescents in Art, Cultural History and

the Evolution of Consciousness

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