Adult Classes | Drawing

401 - Basic Drawing

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Learn to draw anything by learning to see as an artist sees, with emphasis on the perception of contour, negative space, proportion and value. Excellent foundation for beginners, also sharpens experienced drawing skills. Improving your drawing skills is invaluable in all of your other creative pursuits. Based on "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards, this class develops your perceptual skills.

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409 - Basic Drawing

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Weinzettle, Joseph

This course introduces beginning students to basic studio and plein-air (outdoors) drawing techniques in charcoal, graphite and ink. Students will learn from direct observation from a variety of still life objects. Exercises will develop the students' skill in creating line, tone, volume and composition. Typical class exercises will include quick sketches or gesture studies and long poses. VINE CHARCOAL (MED.) AND 18X24" MED. WT. DRAWING PAPER PAD ARE REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS.

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404 - Colored Pencil for Everyone

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Neat, portable and inexpensive, colored pencils can be used for any style work, from rough sketches to finely detailed realism. Students experiment with color and techniques for a full range of special effects. Emphasis on developing an individual style through personal guidance from instructor and class discussion. Some background in drawing necessary. All new students receive a drawing pad and a special eraser.

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425W - Discover Watercolor Pencils

Member Tuition: $160.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $190.00

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

Water soluble colored pencils combine the precision and control of pencil drawing with the fluid possibilities of watercolor paint. They’re especially useful for travelers and plein air artists, great for sketchbooks and journals. Come explore the many ways these versatile drawing tools can be used—wet or dry, alone or for mixed media. Derwent, leading makers and innovators in this fine art medium, will provide all the pencils for use in this class. (And you’ll get to keep some too!)

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416 - Figure Drawing

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Model Fee:   $45.00

Instructor: Papas, Zoe

Figure drawing is timeless and important because it seeks to portray the complex beauty of the human person. In this course, students will be taught how to draw the nude human figure from life using charcoal and chalk on paper. Prior drawing experience and some knowledge of basic drawing concepts, such as perspective, is recommended. I will teach a structural approach geared towards helping students draw what they see. Primarily, the class will consist of demonstrations, gesture drawings, various quick exercises, and long pose drawings. There will also be individualized help when necessary.

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405 - Figure Drawing Open Studio

Member Tuition: $20.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 5

Non-Member: $35.00

Model Fee:   $45.00

Instructor: No Instructor

No Instructor/Monitor only

This open studio class is open to intermediate / advanced students and professional artists. Maximum 12 participants. Work in your media of choice on studies of the live model.

Students may pay a drop-in fee the night of class (cash or check only) $12 for members / $15.00 for Non Members. You MUST show your membership card to receive the Member price. You may also register on line and pay in advance.

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453 - Independent Study in Drawing and Painting

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Allison, Brooke

Independent Study is a class designed for artists who want to choose they own medium and subject matter with individualized help from the instructor. *The student should have some experience with the medium of choice.

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368 - Japanese Sumi-e

Member Tuition: $135.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $165.00

Instructor: Kuehn, Noriko

Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink) and Japanese Kanji Calligraphy (Shodo). This casual, introductory class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. Get used to Shodo techniques with Japanese brushes. Learn brushstroke control and how to draw Japanese characters, such as "heart" and "moon." The class also focuses on Sumi-e to draw images, such as Bamboo and Koi fish. Learn the historical and cultural background of Shodo and Sumi-e. The lecture will be minimal with focus on plenty of hands-on studio time. Learn how to balance Yin and Yang, using the contrast of ink to create the desired results.

*A $10 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor to cover cost of sumi ink and use of Japanese brushes for session. Instructor will provide a variety of Japanese papers to try in the first class.

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418 - Open Drawing and Painting

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Sutherland, Robert

Take your drawing and painting to new heights of expression... bring YOUR TOOLS and we will help you excel to the next level! Learn anatomy, composition, and many facets of art. An open painting and drawing class to work on your own compositions with expert help.

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450W - Portraits in Colored Pencil

Member Tuition: $160.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Non-Member: $190.00

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

This is a weekend workshop.

Colored pencil is an ideal medium for portrait drawing. This workshop focuses on techniques for drawing skin, eyes, hair and other details of portraiture. It will also include general information on facial structure and proportions and tips for bringing personality to your portraits. You will learn the best colors to use for matching skin tone and hair color. Backgrounds and clothing will also be discussed. Stonehenge paper, one of the best surfaces for colored pencil portraits, will be provided.

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429W - Sketching in Pen & Color

Member Tuition: $80.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $110.00

Instructor: Nece, Melissa Miller

This is a 1 day workshop.

Artists’ fine line markers are not just for careful detail work – they’re also great for quick sketches. With the addition of color – with colored pens, a few colored pencils, watercolor pencils, pastels or watercolors – you can create fresh and lively frameable art or fill a journal. Forget erasing and fixing things, just loosen up and have fun drawing! (Weather permitting, this class will draw outside too.)

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456 - Spinning-New Perspectives on Art

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: All Levels

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Sutherland, Robert

Whatever subject matter you like to paint - spinning will free your subconscious abilities! "Spinning" refers to turning the canvas, metal, wood or other vehicle at 90 degree angles while applying the oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal or other medium. Taking your favorite work of art and hanging it upside down may reveal an entirely new piece.

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407 - Still Life From Life

Member Tuition: $149.00

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 5

Non-Member: $179.00

Instructor: Allison, Brooke

Painting and drawing from life is an excellent way to learn to draw, become aware of values, understand color and develop technique. These skills are foundational to all types of art making whether it is traditional or abstract. Each week, the instructor will set non-traditional compositions for students to interpret in the medium of their choice.

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