Mommy and Me Arts & Crafts Class
Perfect way to bond with your child while doing something fun with them. It is not too early to learn how to draw, paint and create fun crafts. Doing art can help kids build confidence in themselves, develop their fine motor skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and learn more about the colors and shapes. Students will use a variety of materials including but not limited to watercolors, markers, pastels, clay, fabric and pencils. Registration is only needed for the children, but one parent is required to be present for the entire class.
Arts & Crafts Class
In this class students will get to try a variety of different materials to create arts and crafts projects including, but not limited to, acrylic paints, watercolors, markers, fabric and clay to make 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional pieces of art/crafts. Students will learn how to accurately draw and paint subjects while learning about color theory. In the process students will gain confidence in themselves, learn to focus, improve their problem solving and critical thinking skills etc.
A sketchbook can be a very useful tool in becoming a better artist. You will learn how to create thumbnails, studies, interesting characters and environments. You will use a variety of tools and techniques to get you out of your comfort zone and get your mind generating lots of ideas for potentially bigger projects. Classes will be held in the studio and outdoors. Any age (preferably 8 and older) or skill level.
Gesture Drawing Class
This figure drawing course teaches the skills and knowledge required to succeed as an animator or illustrator. In this course students will be learning the mastery of the dynamic human figure in short and medium length poses. Part of the class time will be spent drawing fairly quick poses without over measuring the proportions and a single correctly drawn line will be all that is needed to suggest a leg or an arm. However, most of the class time will be spent drawing the figure in a manner where proportions and line work is the most essential. Students will learn the principles of proportion, measuring and mapping, angles, the use of straight and curved lines, geometric shapes, and important landmarks to help them execute the faster length poses with more accuracy and conviction. Class will include individual critiques to help students improve their gesture drawing skills. Perfect class to take if you are trying to get into animation or illustration program in college. You'll also receive help with filling your sketchbooks. Any age (preferably 16 and older) or skill level.
Sustained Portrait & Figure Drawing Class
In this class we will be drawing realistic portraits and figure drawings from live models and photographs. Models will be wearing swimming suites. We will focus on accuracy, structure, values, contrast, planes, edges, line quality, anatomy and composition. Since the classes will be small, you’ll be receiving individual critiques each class time to help you improve your drawings. You’ll be taken through the portrait and life drawing process step by step and the advanced concepts will be simplified to different skill levels. You can choose to focus just on the portrait or figure drawing, or mix it up. Any age (preferably 16 and older) or skill level.