Drawing on Location

Drawing on Location class in New York

Drawing on Location

Registration Status: This course is no longer being offered

Session Dates: March 11, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Cost: $250.00

New York City is filled with exciting places to practice your drawing skills so let the city be your inspiration for this course! From Grand Central Station, St. Patrick's Cathedral, 60 Wall St. Atrium, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures at the Met, to the Fish Bar in the East Village, you will gain confidence in drawing and learn to take on new challenges. Weather permitting we will draw in parks and gardens.

From quick sketches to more developed finished drawings, basic issues such as expressive mark-making, line quality, composition, atmospheric and linear perspective, proportion, value (shades of gray), light and shadow, will be reviewed and reinforced during class. Your unique challenges will be identified and you will be encouraged to push beyond your reluctance, fears, and familiar habits. The class is appropriate for all levels of expertise and experience and can be taken many times.

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Meets Weekly: Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m


Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is February 2nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Please read: Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, the final day to register without paying a $15 late fee for all classes in the Spring 2018 semester is February 2nd.

Course Code: 117585

Instructor(s): Judith Simonian

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