Basic Collage provides non-experienced students with tools and techniques to approach and explore the medium. Students learn about the basic elements of art: color, value, line, shape, pattern and texture.
This workshop takes a lively approach to exploring the interrelationship between collage and painting. Students will employ the historically unstructured medium of collage as a means of sketching and as a springboard for ideas in painting.
The course considers theory and science of color perception from Renaissance painters, 18th century explorations of Newton and Goethe, through the impressionists and significant contributions of Bauhaus theorists like Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers.
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.
This class is designed 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 using a different model in each class as well as photographs.
This workshop in acrylic painting enables students to explore the relationships between the pictorial elements of painting and discover the technical advantages of acrylic medium. The first Saturday students can choose between still life, art about art or a theme that they want to pursue as subject matter for developing a painting.
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.
The unique properties of transparent watercolor make possible a visual quality that is unattainable with other media. Students will be introduced to the watercolor media as a means of personal expression.
Get the stories out of your head and onto paper! The veteran graphic novelist and teacher, Barbara Slate, will guide students through the same process she learned creating characters for Marvel and DC Comics.
This course will cover all aspects of developing a professional OR academic quality portfolio., including: scanning original artwork, high-res images preparation, printing size, format and design.