Fundamental classes will work with students to teach principles and methods to achieve a realistic drawings and paintings.
Although, these are advanced classes, the desire to learn and grow is more important than the current skill level.
Each Fundamental class will operate on a 12-week curriculum. We will repeat the lessons and drills every 12 weeks. (Repetition is a wonderful thing.)
Each class is 60 minutes long; following each class, the studio is open for another 60 minutes for practice and additional feedback. The second hour is completely optional.
Who should take these classes:
- Enrolled students who want extra instruction and focus on skill development
- Adults who have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to draw and paint
- High School students who are considering an art degree and need to create a portfolio demonstrating skills
Our class meets four times per month (any "fifth days" will be taken as a day off). After these 12 lessons have been taught, we will cycle back through them. Artists may join at the beginning of any month, regardless of whether we are in Week 1, 5, or 9.
Below is the 12-week outline for our Fundamental Drawing class:
Week 2 - Drawing accuracy lesson 2
Week 3 - One point perspective drawing
Week 4 - Two point perspective drawing
Week 5 - Drawing from photograph (non-moving objects)
Week 6 - Drawing from photograph (moving objects)
Week 7 - Still life drawing (shading, highlights, textures)
Week 8 - Still life drawing (contour, scale, perspective)
Week 9 - Figure drawing lesson 1 (from photo)
Week 10 - Figure drawing lesson 2 (life)
Week 11 - Portrait drawing lesson 1 (from photo)
Week 12 - Portrait drawing lesson 2 (life)
Our class meets four times per month (any "fifth days" will be taken as a day off). After these 12 lessons have been taught, we will cycle back through them. Artists may join at the beginning on any month, regardless of whether we are in Week 1, 5, or 9.
Below is the 12-week outline for our Fundamental Painting class:
Week 2 - Mixing colors lesson 2
Week 3 - Brushes, brush stokes and applying paint
Week 4 - Blending lesson 1
Week 5 - Blending lesson 2
Week 6 - Layering paint colors
Week 7 - Importance of contrast (hard and soft shadows)
Week 8 - Painting objects
Week 9 - Painting landscapes lesson 1
Week 10 - Painting landscapes lesson 2
Week 11 - Painting portraits lesson 1
Week 12 - Painting portraits lesson 2
all artists must complete the full 12 weeks of Drawing Fundamentals