Our Visual Arts courses range from Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Basic Collage, Introduction to Watercolors, Acrylic Painting, Portraiture Drawing and Drawing at The Metropolitan Museum to 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.
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.
Historically, much of the work done with collage has been informed by the urban setting. Using this idea as a foundation, this course will explore the medium of collage and the city itself.
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 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.
The class will explore a variety of in-depth topics about and approaches to observational drawing: figure drawing, still life drawing, landscape drawing, perspective, shading, composition, and more.
The course considers theory and science of color perception from Renaissance painters, 18th century through the impressionists and significant contributions of Bauhaus theorists like Johannes Itten and Joseph Albers.
Using live models, photographs, sculpture, mirrors, and memory in each workshop, students will study proportion and anatomy of the head and face, while seeing accurately and depicting each feature of the face.
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.
This weekend workshop will take a spontaneous approach to working with watercolor while experimenting with a variety of approaches to working from a live model.