ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS

To ensure health and safety of our students we are staggering the addition of new classes. We are planning to add new classes in September. Please, subscribe to receive updates about new classes OR check back in from time to time.

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

October 3 – November 7, 2020

$165.00 / 6 sessions

Making art is about learning to see. Composition is vital to making a strong, eye-catching work of art, which convey meaning through the elements of art and the principles of design. 

In this course we will learn how to position and arrange visual elements to direct the viewer's eye through our paintings and drawings. From color to shape, line to space, perspective to proportion, harmony and balance to movement  and emphasis, we will talk about the elements of art, principles of design and different composition types needed to improve your skills. We will practice making thumbnails that  have a definitive focal point and record the shape and value relationship in the scenes you observe; we will learn how to build a solid underlying structure for a painting or drawing through creating strong notan and talk about the ways to adjust your compositions to create pieces of art that are appealing and engaging to the viewer's eye. This class is for beginners and intermediate students alike. Bring your sketchbooks to keep all the exercises we'll go through and your notes together.  Hope you'll join us!

The size class is limited to 6 people to ensure ample physical distancing. 

$165.00/6 sessions. We understand that life happens to all of us. If you have to withdraw from the course after it begins, you can transfer the unused portion of your payment as a credit to another class. You also can get a refund, if you prefer, after being charged for the number of classes you've taken based on a single class rate of $30.00

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"Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship<...> Leonardo da Vinci

Perspective is considered to be one of the fundamental components of drawing. It is what gives a painting or a drawing a sense of three-dimensionality and depth. Knowing how to use principles of perspective (i.e. apply a series of optical illusions) allows artists not only to render believable scenes in all kinds of arts but also to emphasize content.  The exercises offered throughout this class will help solidify a basic understanding of linear perspective and develop the ability to create compositions with consistent eye-levels, vanishing points, and cones of vision. We also look into nontraditional approaches to perspective drawing and become familiar with perspective techniques used to manipulate and distort representational imagery.

Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

August 22 – September 26, 2020

$165.00 / 6 sessions

Let the Impressionists guide and inspire you!

 

In this 6-session course we will draw our inspiration from the Impressionist masters as we learn to paint with soft pastel and convey the flair, radiance and softness of forms. Instead of focusing on painting a reflection of “real” life, we will  explore the power of understatement while capturing mere“impressions”of the everyday objects, light, and landscape before our eyes.

 

We will cover the the basic techniques for painting with soft pastel; discuss the principles of art, the rules of painting, how to apply and when to break them. We will allow ourselves to simply be on our canvases  and  to convey our impressions freely - without any reservations or concerns. 

 

The size class is limited to 5 people to ensure ample physical distancing. The students  will be required to use their own soft pastel. The list of materials will be sent upon registration.

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