For ages 16+ years old / Duration: 1 hour 30 mins / Drop Off Class
Aimed at both beginners and experienced artists looking for a refresher, this figure drawing class will teach you how to draw human figures by breaking down shapes into simple forms. You’ll learn about structure, gesture, balance, exaggeration, proportions, shading, draw the face, blend flesh tones, work with a limited color palette, match colors, and maintain a likeness throughout the process.
Requiring around 30 hours of study, this class involves a number of assignments made up of carefully structured, practical, drawing or painting projects.
You learn about setup and materials, color mixing, pigment choice, brush-handling and palette-knife techniques, as well as gels and mediums. Once that's out of the way, you're then encouraged to complete three paintings (a still-life, a landscape, and a seascape) using three different color palettes.
Art class will guide you through your first steps in abstract painting. You'll discover how to experiment, loosen up as artist and unleash a brand new perspective on your art. Walks you through a systematic process for reflecting on your inner landscape and mindset. Included are a written lesson and between three and demonstrations that walk you through ways of “activating the canvas”.
Value, line, and texture in sketchbook
Value scales and techniques grid with pencil
Texture differences drawings/ 4 tasks
Drawing brown bags
Still life drawings
2-point perspective boxes
2-point perspective name design
Mixed up grids
Pen and Ink
Pen and Ink reproductions
Texture in pencil drawing
Embossed copper project
Construction paper sports figure
Discussion of color terms and theory including: monochromatic, complementary, primary, secondary, intermediate, value, tint, shade, tone, hue, neutral, analogous, warm, and cool.
Value scales (tint, tone, and shade)
Color theory charts, Color wheels, Monochromatic painting, Warm or Cool painting, George Seurat pointillism painting
PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN:
Repetition: Repetition worksheet, Motifs, Synectics, Collage
Emphasis: Colored Pencil, Burnishing, Colored pencil worksheet, Fruit, Jars
Contrast: Pop art
Proportion: The human body/portraits: Proportions of the human body, Head angles, Full body drawing, Face placement, Break down of facial, features, Ears, eyes, nose, and mouth, ½ and ½ drawing of a human face, Caricatures, Cartoons.....