CLASSES

Classes offered vary from session to session.

 

DRAWING CLASS:

Ongoing class for new and continuing students. This class teaches classical drawing concepts including composition, perspective, color and shading and includes demonstrations of techniques in oil & chalk pastel, charcoal, pencil, India ink and Prismacolor pencil. All supplies included. For grade levels 3-5

 

ADVANCED DRAWING:

A challenging class for new and continuing students. This class reviews classical drawing concepts including composition, perspective, color and shading. Students work in all drawing mediums and pursue their drawings in depth. Strong emphasis on technique. All supplies included. For grade levels 6-12.

 

JUNIOR STUDIO:

An opportunity for our students who’ve had some prior drawing experience to work more independently by choosing their own subject matter with teacher approval. Animals, still life or landscapes are all possible choices. All supplies included. For grade levels 4-8.

 

PORTRAITS & STUDIO:

Two-pronged class allows students to learn the elements of the face (structure, proportion, shading) or choose another subject matter of choice and pursue it in depth while working in the drawing medium of their choice. Strong emphasis on technique. All supplies included. For grade levels 7-12.

*PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 2 full years of drawing classes or portfolio review.

 

OIL PAINTING CLASS:

Advanced class teaches classic oil painting techniques and emphasizes planning and execution. Students work independently on subject matter of their choosing. Supplies not included for this class only. For grade levels 7-12

*PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 2 full years of drawing classes or portfolio review.

 

ANIMAL DRAWING CLASS:

Love animals?  Improve your skills!  This class focuses on animal conformation with emphasis on techniques for rendering fur, feathers, fins and more. A variety of art materials will be used.  New animals are drawn each summer. All supplies included. For grades 4-8

 

FIGURE DRAWING: 

Using different drawing mediums, students will pose for each other while learning to see proportion, foreshortening, body structure and muscles. Focus will be on learning to create clothed drawings that look natural rather than stiff. All supplies included. For grades 6-12

 

MIXED MEDIA CLASS: 

A great introduction to seldom used art materials, students will use a new art medium each day: scratchboard, Chinese brush painting, printmaking and acrylic painting on canvas.  New subject matter is presented each summer.  All supplies included. For grades 4-8

 

WATERCOLOR CLASS:

Watercolor is fun when you know how to do it!  Students will learn multiple techniques including wash, wet into wet, spatter, dry brush, lift off, salt, scrape, score and rubbing alcohol and will paint a different watercolor each day. New subject matter is presented each summer. All supplies included. For grades 3-5 and 6-12