Learn to draw what you see! Perspective, B&W sketching, line, tone, texture, shading, grid enlargements, anatomy, study composition-and more! Learn to use pencil, pen/ink and charcoal. Work on your sketch book. Everyone CAN learn to draw!
Drawing with Colored Pencils
Start drawing with color pencils. They allow you a variety of technique to achieve different styles. Experiment with various papers and boards as well as several types of colored pencils. Focus on line, tone and composition.
Drawing with Pastels
This is a very powerful medium, especially when you learn the different techniques such as scrambling, sfumato, resists and more. Layers of color are put down allowing exploration of lights and darks in relation to one another. Drawing (line, tone, texture, value, composition) will be practiced to enhance your pastel work. Compare different pastels - oil and chalk - as well varied papers.
Figure Drawing, Anatomy and Portraiture
Emphasis here is on surface anatomy and proportion. Students work in black and white from a photos and use shading pencils or charcoal. Learn how to study and render proportion. Exercises range from gesture studies to poses. Learn to draw portraits through learning about facial proportion, development of depth with light and shadow and capturing a likeness.
Watercolor and Tempera Painting
Everyone can master the theory behind watercolor. Explore the various watercolor techniques to enable you to create your own art. Practicing various exercises with washes, bleeds, frisket, wet on wet, dry brash, sponge, salt, color mixing and use of different brushes, will all contribute to the quality your paintings.
Learn the versatility of this multi faceted medium. May be applied in a translucent way reminiscent of watercolors or in a thicker, opaque application. Specific exercises will be practiced to raise your level of painting skills. Color mixing will come into play, awareness of composition, as well as various texture applications.
Students will learn to use this wonderful medium, mix the colors and create different tones of the same color. They will learn how to create gradation, model the subject matter and make their paintings as realistic as possible.
Use different types of paper, found objects, textures and patterns to create the most unusual collages.
Linoleum Block Printing
You will learn to cut a linoleum block based on your design, creating images on a variety of papers, color and composition offer opportunity to address your creativity while practicing this process oriented art.
Learn about different types of sculpture, working with paper, clay, polymers, wire and soapstone. Artists, tools, materials and styles are explored.
Study the Masters
Through art history, and individual artists, from Pollack to Van Gogh, Matisse to Mariam, Monet to Britto, learn about them and work in the style and techniques of these artists among others. Use the different techniques to achieve the effects of their artwork.