Our Pre-School Discovery Class will develop and reinforce skills such as patterning, sorting, recognition of basic geometric shapes and learning about color. Your youngster will paint, glue, sew, string beads and work with clay – and have a great time! 1 hr. Ages 3-5
Perfect first art class for 5-6 year olds! Skills presented in a cumulative format using a wide variety of mediums. 75 min.
Beginner painting class. Ages 6-7. 90 min.
For beginner and intermediate students. Students will work independently and at their own pace with guidance of instructors. Ages 7.5-12. 90 min.
Highly structured class where value, composition, perspective, tone and contrast will be taught. Ages 8-11. 60 min.
Introduction to clay. Students will focus on hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building. Ages 8-Adult. 90 min.
Students will learn how to draw maximum expression using minimum lines, how to express emotion using line width, and tell a story without words. Ages 9-12. 60 min.
Through an understanding of value, color and proportion, students will develop the tools needed as well as the confidence to advance as painters. Ages 10 and up. 90 min.
Ages 10 and up. 90 min.
Teens and Adults
Oil Painting II & III
Concept, theory and technique using water soluble non-toxic oil paint. Ages 13 and up. 90 min.
Focused course for aspiring cartoonists, illustrators and comic book artists. Starting with building characters with anatomical structure, students will learn how facial muscles show expression, inking with artists pens, perspective, lettering, comic page layout, coloring and all the tools necessary for graphic storytelling. Ages 13 and up. 60 min.
This observational drawing course uses up to date right brain techniques that help re-wire your brain so you can learn to see like an artist. Make the shift to right brain mode through contour line exercises, negative shape drawing and upside down drawing while using still-life drawing with graphite and charcoal to learn concepts like sighting proportions and angles, value, edge quality, shading techniques like hatching and cross-hatching, perspective and composition. Pre-requisite for Drawing III and Portrait Drawing. Recommended for those students who want to build a portfolio for art school application. Ages 12 and up. 60 min.
This class for intermediate and advanced artists begins with an introduction to color theory, then explores important color media like colored pencils, pastels and watercolor. Students will then use these skills to create their own finished color drawings in their medium of choice. Minimum of one year of Drawing II and instructor recommendation required. Ages 13 and up. 60 min.
From learning the structure of the human head to advances rendering tools and techniques, students will learn to draw recognizable portraits. This course teaches not only how to draw the features of the face but how to see placement and proportion accurately so you can get the likeness of your subject. Using graphite pencils of varying hardness, the subject is rendered from general structure to specific details using techniques that build on right brain techniques and shading and value concepts learned in still life drawing. Minimum of one year of Drawing II and instructor recommendation required. Ages 13 and up. 60 min.
Continues the hand building techniques of Clay I but with more intricate forms and work on the wheel. Ages 10-Adult. 90 min.