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Studio Arts: Drawing Classes

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.

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Saturday, March 23 and 30, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Boost your creativity and record your thoughts and visual observations of the world around you—and in the process transform your sketchbook into a powerful expression of your inner self.

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Monday, April 1 to May 6, 2019 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.

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Friday, April 12 to June 14, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class April 19 and May 24)

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.

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Sunday, April 14 to June 16, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class April 21 and May 26)

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

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Sunday, April 14 to June 16, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class April 21 and May 26)

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.

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Tuesday, April 16 to June 4, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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.

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Wednesday, April 17 to June 5, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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.

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Wednesday, April 17 to June 5, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Both beginners and seasoned artists can learn to take advantage of the creative possibilities of this rich pigmented, vibrant, and versatile medium.

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Thursday, April 25 to May 30, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

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Saturday, April 27 and May 4, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learning the art of copying and develop your rendering and composition skills at the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery, American Art Museum, and Natural History Museum. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

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Saturday, April 27 to May 18, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Working in Smithsonian gardens, use chalk or oil pastel to capture vibrant colors in nature and their interaction with light--in the style of impressionist Paul Cezanne. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

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Saturday, May 4 and 11, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Students draw from Giambattista Tiepolo’s works to help them grasp the idea of gesture, movement, and the grouping of as well as apply their Tiepolo-inspired skills to contemporary images. All skill levels welcome. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

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Monday, May 13 and 20, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.