On February 18th 2018, at 9:15 fourth graders took part in drawing workshops which was hosted, as previously, by Ms. Beata Radzikowska, an interior designer and an artist.
Graphite pencil drawing is a relatively new technique dating back to the 16th century.
Various types and varieties of paper are the most common material used for drawing. The rougher the surface of it the darker the pencil’s line.
Graphite pencil consists of the following parts:
STYLUS made out of finely ground graphite and binding agent, most commonly clay without sand and calcium. All ingredients are mixed with water and kneaded into a dense dough which in turn is placed in metal forms. Ready graphite rods are encased in a cover protecting it from breakage.
Cover – is made of alder, maple tilia wood while premium quality pencils are made of cedar or juniper wood.
Graphite pencils vary from very soft to hard, the level of hardness is marked by an international symbols:
- B – soft (used for art drawing)
- F- medium hard
- HB – medium hard
- H- hard (used for technical drawing)
Kneaded eraser is the most popular kind of eraser among students and artists. It is kneadable and soft like a modeling clay, it doesn’t smudge and erases more precisely when compared with regular eraser.