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Fundamentals of Figure Drawing and Painting For Adults (with Emily)
Wednesdays, September 12 - October 17 (drawing) October 25 - December 6 (painting) 6:00-8:00pm Teen/Adult $120 for one session, $200 for both Learn the basics of the human form in this class targeted for adults. We will begin by looking at our own faces, breaking down the planes and structures as we begin to understand how to depict volume on a two dimensional space. We will create a series of self-portraits during the first half of the course to learn these elements. For the second half of the course, we will have a nude model to learn formulas on how to create a human form. We will do gesture sketching to warm up before settling in to longer, more observed poses.
These courses are designed to make the artist deeply observe their subject. We will fight against preconceived notions of how humans look and old tendencies - while embracing our natural instincts to learn how to make a piece our own. The drawing classes will use charcoal, conte crayon and pencil to learn the basics of drawing and to familiarize a value scale and how value creates form. The painting course will begin with a reduced palette, but students will have the opportunity to expand their color range in the later classes as we will also discuss the basics of color theory.
Thursdays, September 13 - October 18, 4:30-5:30 Grades 7-10 $95 Learn practical and easy methods and techniques to build up your drawing skills. In this class you will learn how to create images from photos, your mind, and from observation. It does not matter if you're a beginner or more advanced. This class is for you if you're trying to learn or improve your drawing skills. Areas covered - graphite transfer, grid drawing, perspective, the art of sketching, doodling, observation drawing, and composition planning.
Ongoing beginning Thursdays, September 20, 6:00-9:00pm Adults $5 plus shared cost of model Open to anyone seeking time and space to work on figurative art, being most conducive for painting and drawing. These sessions will span from 6 - 9 pm, with the first half hour devoted to 5 minute gesture drawing and the remaining time on a long pose. The pose will be agreed upon among the group, and the group can democratically choose how many sessions each pose gets. Cost of the model will be split equally among the group members, plus $5 towards the house. There will be a cap of fifteen people. We ask that students register in advance and let us know when they intend to come so we can be sure we can cover the model.
Saturdays, September 15 - October 20, 10:00am-11:00am All Ages $95 From the mists of our past to the first parts of our modern history this class explores the art of the Ancient (cave painting to Ancient Egypt), Classical (Greek to Rome), and Medieval (Dark Ages to the Middle Ages) periods across the world. It class takes on a different time and place with students getting a bit of art history and hands on experience working on material, techniques, and culture. This class is meant to widen the students knowledge and their understanding of the modern world to and its connections to the past.
Saturdays, Ongoing beginning September 15, 11:30am-12:30pm Teen/Adult $25/class or $60/month Learn and share about watercolor painting and alternative techniques in an open studio format. Bring your paints and paper and work, talk about, and ask questions with the instructor and the other members of the class. This class will be treated as a community with each person bringing something unique to the table.
Saturday, October 13 1:00-4:00pm and Sunday October 14, 9:00am-12:00pm Adult $70 This workshop will teach you the basics of animation as you create a short animated piece. Catered to adults, this class will give you the opportunity to be creatively independent while getting notes and help with animation techniques. If possible, please bring an ipad or an iphone with Stop Motion Studio. Coming to class with a character idea or scene is also helpful!