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Studio Arts: Drawing Classes
Colored Pencils

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, January 5 and 12, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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, January 8 to February 26, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 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
Wednesday, January 9 to February 27, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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, January 10 to February 14, 2019 – 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, January 11 to March 1, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
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, January 11 to March 1, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 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
Sunday, January 13 to March 10, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
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
Sunday, January 13, 27, and February 10, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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, January 13 to March 10, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class Feb. 17)
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, January 26, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Drawing in Museums: The National Gallery, Freer Gallery, and American Art Museum

Spend six Saturday afternoons developing your rendering and composition skills by drawing from both paintings and sculptures at the National Gallery of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, and Smithsonian American Art Museum. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, January 26 to March 9, 2019 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Feb. 16)
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, February 23, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.