Large Format - Extra Soft Fine Art Charcoal

Perfect for Lifesize Work

" I use a combination of chalk and charcoal for preliminary sketching when beginning a painting and Nitram's larger sticks are perfect for lifesize work. They encourage broad and energetic marks when blocking in my subjects and unlike typical vine charcoal, Nitram's structural integrity holds up to the abuse that comes from drawing directly on the rough surface of canvas.”

-Matthew Almy, Ravenswood Atelier

Matthew Almy

Award winning artist, Matthew Almy, graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago with a BFA. He later turned to The Florence Academy of Art to further his training, where he became an assistant instructor in the Intensive Drawing Program. After teaching a summer program and life drawing in Florence, Matthew returned to Chicago and founded the Ravenswood Atelier where he is the Director and Principal Instructor.


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