Our Visual Arts courses range from Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Basic Collage, Drawing at The Metropolitan Museum, Portrait Drawing and Introduction to Water-Based Media to Collaborative Drawing and Watercolor and the Figure.
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.
Open to artists at all level, this course explores the social dimensions of art making through collaboration. Each week the group will work on large-scale drawings and gradually transform into a unified creative ensemble.
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 ideas in painting.
The fundamentals of observational drawing are taught on-site at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. he class is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as those with previous drawing experience.
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 five-day workshop enables students of all levels who love to paint an opportunity to become familiar with the three most popular water media: watercolor, gouache and acrylic.
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.
In this weekend workshop students will take a spontaneous approach to working with watercolor while experimenting with a variety of approaches to working from a live model. We will begin with a series of quick gestural watercolor paintings and then progress to longer studies.