Open your mind to the world of abstract painting! Various painting techniques will be used as a vehicle for pure expression and guide each artist to find their own creative voice. Choose your own artistic style of abstract painting and create a boyd of work that best represents your creativity.
Learn the structural basics of bones and muscles that will enable you to create life-like portraits and draw convincing hands. Use white Sculpey Clay to model a skull on day 1 and brown clay to apply facial muscles in lesson 2. Learn the anatomy of facial features and sculpt them in clay in lessons 3 and 4. Learn the anatomy of hands and how to draw hands them in lesson 5. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waiver applies.
Explore journaling using art elements and design principles. Repeat students are welcome! New techniques will be introduced and no drawing skills are necessary. This class is not a project based class but more of a process and technique class. A variety of art supplies will be used to interpret the prompts given during the classes. Required supplies include: A mixed media art journal,
colored markers, scissors, and a glue stick. A supply fee of $5 will be collected by the instructor during the first class for additional supplies.
Learn what’s important to capture a likeness in drawing and painting portraits. Using a photo as reference, you will develop a portrait in the medium of your choice - charcoal, acrylic, oil, or watercolor. Each class starts with a 15-20 minute demonstration/lecture covering these topics: Boney Landmarks and Proportions, Facial Features I, Facial Features II, Creating Mass and Form, and Mixing and Matching Flesh Tones. Individual instruction follows each demo. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Learn Raku, the ancient Japanese style of firing pottery. This method can be used on either hand-built or wheel-thrown pieces. Participate in the firing process and leave with your finished work at the end of the firing day. The first Saturday is spent creating work, Friday evening is the glaze night, and the second Saturday is the firing day. Class times: first session Saturday, 12-5 p.m.; second session Friday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; last session Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. No experience necessary.
Learn the basic shapes that make up the anatomy of cats, dogs, horses, and other animals. Use photos of your family pet as a reference as you develop a realistic portrait. Study the shapes of the head and body of different types of animals and focus on the uniqueness of various breeds of dogs and cats to capture a realistic likeness. Drawing is fundamental to mastering these skills. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Appropriate for the beginner or as a refresher for the out-of-practice artist, this class explores the many techniques used to see correctly. By using a series of simple exercises, learn accurate proportions, shapes, textures, and values within a composition, culminating in an individual project of the student's choice.
Investigate painting with acrylic or oil paint. Discuss and practice color theory, stylistic choices, and various application techniques while working from a group still life. Finish the course by creating a painting of your choice with the assistance of the instructor and class critiques. Those returning to painting are
welcome. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Choose your preferred painting medium (oil, watercolor, or acrylic) as you develop your own personal artistic style. Focus on painting skills and techniques necessary to create beautiful landscape artworks. Paint in various locations on campus and participate in critique and classroom discussions about artwork and the art-making experience. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Both the beginner and more experienced student will enjoy learning how to execute landscapes in luminous, transparent watercolor. Emphasis is on good composition, color properties, and watercolor techniques including wet into wet, lost edges, and glazing. Demonstrations and individual guidance will be provided by the instructor. Materials will be discussed at the first class, at which time a supply list will be distributed. If you already have supplies, bring them to the first class. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Learn to execute landscapes in oils or acrylics by exploring various techniques including alla prima (wet into wet), underpainting, and layering. Emphasis is on good composition, color properties, and confident brushwork. Demonstrations and individual instruction will be provided by the instructor. Materials will be discussed during the first class session. All levels are welcome. If you already have supplies, bring them to the first class. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Do you need designated painting time to work on your projects? Take advantage of this open studio session. This is not for the first time student. Instruction will be limited and individualized. Students should bring their supplies and project each week and artist Rita Cooper will be available to help with those trouble spots and to offer encouragement and suggestions as you work.
Always wanted to paint a Mona Lisa? Paint a portrait of your loved one, using a photo reference, in the style of da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rubens, or Raphael. Using the colors, type of background, and composition, you create your modern version of an old masterpiece. Each class starts with a 15-20 minute demonstration/lecture covering these topics: Boney Landmarks and Proportions, Facial Features I, Facial Features II, Creating Mass and Form, and Mixing and Matching Flesh Tones. Individual instruction follows each demo.Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waiver applies.
Explore the basics of portrait painting in oils or acrylics. Working from photos or a mirror, learn how to capture a likeness, mix flesh tones, and use step-by-step layering techniques to create a portrait full of life. A supply list will be provided prior to the first class. All levels are welcome. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Learn how to paint glowing florals in luminous, transparent watercolors. Simple to more complicated shapes will be covered. Color properties, glazing, and lost- edge techniques will be included. Demonstrations and individual guidance will be provided by instructor. A materials list will be distributed at the first class. If you already have supplies, bring them to the first class. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Joppa Hall, Rm. 016
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