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Studio Arts: Drawing Classes
Figure Drawing Marathon

No matter what your skill level is, challenge your artistic endurance in a fun-filled, 7-hour figure-drawing marathon, featuring a work station for quick poses and one for extended work. A variety of male and female models are featured at each area, and artists may move freely between each.

Date
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pencils and Beyond: An Introduction to Materials and Processes for Drawing

Spend a day expanding and reinvigorating your drawing practice by exploring a range of conventional and unconventional media and processes. Topics covered include graphite, charcoal, tools, and alternative processes.

Date
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Continued Drawing

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
Tuesday, October 9 to December 4, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 20)
Introduction to Drawing and Painting

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
Wednesday, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Beginning Drawing

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
Wednesday, October 10 to December 5, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Oil Pastels

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

Date
Thursday, October 11 to November 15, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beginning Drawing

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
Friday, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain

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, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain

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, October 12 to December 7, 2018 – 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Beginning Drawing

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, October 14 to December 9, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects

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

Date
Sunday, October 14 to December 9, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 25)
Children’s Book Illustration

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, October 20, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Colored Pencil Workshop

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
Saturday, November 3 and 10, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Drawing with Silverpoint

Pick up a silver stylus to learn a traditional drawing technique used by artists including da Vinci, Dürer, and Rembrandt—and that’s now experiencing a revival.

Date
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Manuscript Illumination in the Medieval Tradition

Explore the rich history of manuscript illumination as you use fine-tip markers or colored pencils to produce your own tiny masterpiece in the spirit of the medieval scribes who created some of the most beautiful and imaginative examples of the form.

Date
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Pastel: Cezanne-Inspired Still Life Compositions

Working from still-life arrangements reminiscent of Cezanne’s in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, December 1 and 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.