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Studio Arts: Drawing Classes
Oil Pastels for Everyone
4-Session Evening Course

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

Date
Monday, July 9 to 30, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Continued Drawing
6-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
Monday, July 9 to August 13, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
6-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, July 10 to August 14, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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
Saturday, July 14 and July 21, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
6-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, July 15 to August 19, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects
6-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, July 15 to August 19, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Draw Like Tiepolo

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)

Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pastel Intensive Weekend Workshop: Impressionism in the Smithsonian Gardens
3-Session Weekend Course

Take your cue from Monet’s masterful techniques and your inspiration from the varied and vivid Smithsonian gardens as you explore the brilliant and subtle effects of pastels. 

Date
Saturday, July 28 to August 11, 2018 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.