Other Media Painting
The Art of Drawing Objects
8-Session Daytime Course
Have you ever thought, “I wish I knew how to draw...drapery”? Or shoes…trees…or chairs? It can be frustrating or intimidating for student artists to approach objects they’ve never drawn before. Gain essential skills in representational drawing techniques and strategies by exploring many types of objects.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Children’s Book Illustration Workshop
Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Join author and illustrator Lori VanKirk Schue as she leads you through the foundations of interpreting a story through pictures.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:00 PM
Drawing In Museums: Natural History Museum
6-Session Weekend Course
Rendering fur, feathers, scales, and bones is an ideal way expand your fundamental or advanced technical skills in drawing. And what better place to find subjects guaranteed to hold still than the exhibition halls of one of the Smithsonian’s most popular museums? (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 1:30 PM
Introduction to Pastel: Still Life Compositions
8-Session Weekend Course
The vibrant medium of pastel has been a favorite of artists such as Willem de Kooning for the last four centuries because of its luminosity and versatility. Working from still-life arrangements in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Weekend Course
This course, a valuable introduction for beginners, teaches the basic skills needed as a strong foundation for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects
8-Session Weekend Course
The depiction of the human form on cave walls and the rendering of the figure throughout history, across cultures, and artistic styles, underscore the significance of its continued study. For centuries, artists have focused on figurative work and themes or like ways of working often materialized. One such group known as African-American Figuration artists worked in the mid-1900s and included Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden to name a few. Students make use of this venerated artistic form in this course designed to help develop their skill in capturing the figure on paper.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:15 PM
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Evening Course
This course, a valuable introduction for beginners, teaches the basic skills needed as a strong foundation for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Daytime Course
This course, a valuable introduction for beginners, teaches the basic skills needed as a strong foundation for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:15 AM
Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain
8-Session Evening Course
Popular theory on right-side brain activity holds that the right brain is primarily responsible for the intuitive understanding of visual and spatial relationships. Designed to improve the way people see and record objects on paper, a set of visual exercises helps build the ability to draw. If you doubt your artistic ability or were told as a child that you could not draw, this is your opportunity to challenge that perception.
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 6:15 PM