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Studio Arts: Drawing Classes

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.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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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Sunday, September 8 and 15, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Capture the splendors of the Folger Shakespeare Library, one of Washington’s cultural treasures, with pencil and paper. This unique workshop offers a rare chance to practice perspective drawing, examine architectural details, and draw from masterworks in an extraordinary setting.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 1:00 p.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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Tuesday, October 15 and 22, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 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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Tuesday, October 15 to December 10, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)

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, October 16 to December 11, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 27)

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).

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Wednesday, October 16 to December 11, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 27)

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, October 18 to December 13, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 29)

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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Friday, October 18 to December 13, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 29)

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, October 20 to December 15, 2019 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Dec. 1)

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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Monday, October 21 to December 16, 2019 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class Nov. 11)

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.

Event date
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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)

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Sunday, November 3 to 24, 2019 – 10:15 a.m.to  2:15 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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Sunday, November 10 and 17, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.