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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (I)

November 08, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Figure

November 07, 2022

Conducting figure studies can improve your representation of the human body, as well as the way it interacts with light. We’ll use various media, including graphite, charcoal, sanguine and conte chalk, as we work through a series of quick-gesture and long-pose drawings. Enjoy demonstrations and discussions about anatomy and drawing techniques.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Pastel Drawing (only offered a few times a year)

November 07, 2022

Continue building skills in soft pastels through a series of dynamic exercises on value, composition, underpainting, creating grey without black and white, and more. At the end of the session, you'll be able to bring together all you've learned in a project of your own choosing. Soft pastel experience required.

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ONSITE: Landscape in Oils

November 07, 2022

Create compelling landscapes in a series of paintings. Each week, we’ll focus on elements of the landscape including techniques for rendering sky, terrain, trees and water. We’ll also focus on palette development and color mixing. We'll cover seasonal themes and architecture while learning to use light and color to create depth. You'll practice layout and […]

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ONSITE: Markers, Comics + Zines

November 07, 2022

Learn how to construct a story narrative and pick what kind of drawing style you want to use to tell your story! Students will explore color palette and how to use markers to create clean illustrations for inking thier own compelling stories. These illustrations will be used to make a comic book and a zine! […]

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ONSITE: Drawing Fundamentals (C)

November 07, 2022

Learn the basic tenets of drawing and composition. We’ll cover line, shape, space and value. Hone your observation skills and use charcoal to translate what you see to paper.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (G)

November 07, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Comic Strips, Comic Books and Graphic Novels (Ages 15–18)

November 07, 2022

Explore the history and techniques of comic art, a narrative artform that uses a combination of words and pictures. We’ll begin with an overview of the history of comic art, with an emphasis on the compositional methods and challenges that are unique to this artform. We’ll cover the basics of character creation, preliminary sketching, plotting […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Acrylic Painting (A)

November 07, 2022

Get an introduction to acrylic painting including technical aspects, material handling, the pursuit of creative directions, and experimentation with expressive elements. The course is intended to help students develop control in painting from observation as well as invention.

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ONSITE: Traditional Figure Drawing

November 07, 2022

If you are looking to master the fundamentals of figure drawing in a traditional manner, then this is the class for you. This class teaches realist techniques that were taught in the academies and ateliers in 19th Century Europe. We will explore charcoal on toned paper – a technique used by masters of this time-period. […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to Acrylic Painting (B)

November 07, 2022

Get an introduction to acrylic painting including technical aspects, material handling, the pursuit of creative directions, and experimentation with expressive elements. The course is intended to help students develop control in painting from observation as well as invention.

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ONSITE: Intermediate Drawing

November 07, 2022

If you've taken multiple beginner drawing classes or have experience with drawing in the recent past, this class may be a great opportunity for you to "get back in there!" This class will allow opportunities for you to experiment and recover your mark-making style and apply it to various subject areas with different dry media. […]

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ONSITE: Abstract Painting

November 07, 2022

Do you want to introduce abstraction to your paintings? Learn new ways to approach composition, color and process while finding new modes of painterly expression. We’ll work on new paintings in acrylic in a self-directed manner, leaving plenty of time for one-on-one discussion and in-class critiques.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (C)

November 07, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Painting Abstract with Color

November 07, 2022

Starting with a basic color wheel we'll learn the elements of color and practice color mixing and color matching using the grid painting technique. Then we'll apply what we've learned to color experiments and free studies done as paper collages. By the end of class, we'll translate our paper collage "studies" into gouache paintings.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (M)

November 07, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Drawing Fundamentals (A)

November 07, 2022

Learn the basic tenets of drawing and composition. We’ll cover line, shape, space and value. Hone your observation skills and use charcoal to translate what you see to paper.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (D)

November 07, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Secrets of Classical Drawing: The Still Life

November 07, 2022

Learn skills taught in ateliers and academies in centuries past and put them to use to create your own fresh artwork. You'll learn tricks of the trade and classical drawing techniques like proportion, value and form-building in two dimensions. These skills can be used to capture traditional subjects like figures and nature scenes, or they […]

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ONSITE: Experimental Comics

November 07, 2022

Study experimental comics of the past and present and explore different artistic mediums and methods of storytelling to make our own comics.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (N)

November 07, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (L)

November 07, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Watercolor Skill-Building

November 07, 2022

Learn the basics of watercolor step by step, and use the media in creative ways to produce wonderful results. Through various guided projects, you'll learn to create form through value, use negative space painting, and glazing. In each class, we'll break down a different aspect of watercolor and learn about it through simple exercises which […]

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