Our Visual Arts courses range from Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Basic Collage, Introduction to Watercolors, Acrylic Painting, Portrait Drawing and Drawing the Figure with Charcoal to How to Make a Graphic Novel and Color Theory.
A beginning course in painting that explores the relationships between the pictorial elements of painting and discovers the technical advantages of the acrylic medium.
Basic Collage provides non-experienced students with techniques to approach and explore the medium. Students learn about the basic elements of art.
This workshop explores the interrelationship between collage and painting. Students will employ the abstract medium of collage as a means of sketching ideas for painting.
This course offers introductory Photoshop lessons, including how to manipulate photographic images, superimpose, work with layers, digital painting, and drawing tool, so that students can create collages digitally.
Never taken a drawing class before? Feel rusty or simply lack confidence? This course - our most popular offering - is designed for you. Beginning with a simple contour, you will use line to discover a variety of shapes, from the still life to the figure.
New York City is filled with exciting places to practice your drawing skills so let the city will be your inspiration for this 3 hour Sunday workshop. From quick sketches to more developed finished drawings will be reviewed during class.
In this class we will use various sites around New York City, with bold and exciting architectural and landscape elements to meet each conceptual approaches to painting from observation
A course for the beginner who has never tackled the portrait, but has always wanted to learn how to get a lifelike drawing of the face and head. Students study facial proportions and anatomy in a supportive environment.
Get the stories out of your head and onto paper! Graphic novelist and teacher, Barbara Slate, will guide students through the process she of creating characters for comics.
Seen as a vehicle for exploration, this course is appropriate for students of all levels. For the beginner, it serves as a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides a special focus for technique and concept.