Adult Classes | Drawing

Monday

9/9/24 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kuehn, Noriko

Learn the simple and serene world of painting Sumi-e (painting with ink). This class is for anyone and covers the basic skills of Japanese brush painting for beginners, as well as more advanced techniques for experienced learners. The class focuses on Sumi-e to paint images, such as Bamboo, flowers, fish and Japanese landscape from beautiful photos. Learn the historical and cultural background of 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 $20 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.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $150.00

Non-Member: $180.00


Tuesday

7/16/24 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Tuesday

7/16/24 - 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Wednesday

10/30/24 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parker, Bill

The science of observation, the Sketchbook.

This class relies on your ability to understand form and how to translate to paper. Beginning with simple drawing techniques, you will learn to build your sketch from light to dark. Learn to measure quickly for accuracy and lay down angles fast. Start loose, find your focus and build a wonderful sketch. Also the use of note taking is encouraged. Your personal sketchbook is yours to develop and fill it with fun points of interest. Each page is uniquely designed. The same tips and practices we use are the same practices used when rendering a master illustration or painting. The course will begin at the Art Center and the following 5 remaining classes are Dunedin adventure. The end product will be a sketchbook that you will be able to take out on the field or on your world travels. The better you are at sketching the better artist you will become.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00


Saturday

9/14/24 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joyce, Shawn Dell

Learn the basics of drawing including starting with simple forms, seeing and capturing 5 values to shade accurately and create the illusion of realism. Learn how to "sight" to get proper perspective and the illusion of depth. Get your own copies of proportion charts and learn how portrait painters to Renaissance kings and queens were able to get accurate likenesses. Draw from direct observation and create beautiful, dimensional sketches! All materials supplied. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00


Saturday

7/20/24 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Papas, Zoe

An atelier is an art school focused on teaching classical drawing techniques. Atelier training has been highly sought after by prospective art students in recent years because it provides students with the skills they need to create realistic artworks. In this class, students will learn foundational drawing techniques that are commonly taught in ateliers. These techniques will help students to establish accurate proportions, simplify a subject, and understand value relationships. The instructor will provide personalized feedback to help each student grow. The instructor will also recommend resources to help students continue to learn outside of class.

This class is for both beginning and intermediate drawing students. Students are considered beginners if they have not taken the Drawing Atelier class in the past. Beginning students will do master copies of Bargue plates as well as sculpture casts from life. Intermediate students will work on still-lives of their choosing.

Beginning students will be provided with drawing materials and will pay a $30 materials fee directly to the instructor. Intermediate students will bring their own from the supply list. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $185.00

Non-Member: $215.00