Studio Arts: Drawing Classes
Introduction to Pastel: Still Life Compositions
3-Session Weekend Course

Working from still-life arrangements in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of pastels.

Date
Saturday, December 2; Sunday, December 3; and Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Manuscript Illumination Workshop

Students learn about the history of illuminated manuscript art as they focus on creating their own tiny masterpiece.

Date
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Children’s Book Illustration Workshop

Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Learn the foundations of bringing a story to life through pictures.

Date
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Evening Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed 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.

Date
Tuesday, January 16 to March 6, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Continued Drawing
8-Session Evening Course

As an investigation of drawing beyond the introductory level, this course offers practice in using traditional media. Sessions focus on the four traditional subjects of drawing (still-life, landscape, portrait, and figure).

Date
Wednesday, January 17 to March 7, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Daytime Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed 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.

Date
Thursday, January 18 to March 8, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Introduction to Drawing and Painting
8-Session Daytime Course

In this combination course, students work from still life, architectural interiors, and landscape to translate the world of three dimensions to two through the arts of drawing and painting.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
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, this class provides a set of visual exercises to help build the ability to draw.

Date
Friday, January 19 to March 9, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Introduction to Pastel: Still Life Compositions
8-Session Weekend Course

Working from still-life arrangements in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of pastels.

Date
Saturday, January 20 to March 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
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)

Date
Saturday, January 20 - March 3, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Weekend Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed 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.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects
8-Session Weekend Course

Working from live models, students are encouraged to draw accurate or aesthetically strong works based on the figure. Open to all levels.

Date
Sunday, January 21 to March 18, 2018 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 18)
Colored Pencil Workshop
2-Session Weekend Course

Get a hands-on overview of how versatile colored pencils can bring illustration or fine art alive with rich, vibrant color and a range of effects.

Date
Sunday, February 25 and March 4, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Children’s Book Illustration Workshop

Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Learn the foundations of bringing a story to life through pictures.

Date
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.