Fall 2009: Choose the Level That’s Right for You

Students in my beginner level classes will learn the fundamentals of drawing before moving on to working with color.

Students in my beginner level class will learn the fundamentals of drawing before moving on to working with color.

This fall I have broken out my drawing and painting classes by level of difficulty rather than by medium. I have a class exclusively for beginners and one for intermediate/advanced students. I did this so that everyone would be appropriately challenged but not overwhelmed. I also think a basic course in drawing is vital for anyone who is thinking about working with color. The two classes I am offering that are grouped specifically by level of difficulty are listed below:

  • The Right Start! Intro to Drawing & Painting   
    Series 1: Thursday, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 (5 weeks)

Series 2: Thursday, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 (5 weeks)

This class will provide a solid foundation for the student who is new to drawing and painting. A successful representational painting starts with a confident, accurate and expressive drawing. For the first 2 weeks of the class, students will work in charcoal to develop their drawing skills, build confidence and learn how to put expression and spontaneity into their drawings. Fundamentals of form, value, proportion and perspective will be emphasized as students work from a variety of still life set-ups provided by the instructor. In the last 3 sessions, the students will be introduced to paintings, they may choose to work in either pastel or acyrlic for this portion of the course. Emphasis will be on color theory, composition and techniques spectic to acrylic and pastel. Demonstrations will be provided in every session. Beginner level. Registration fee: $114 SAA members / $139 non-members, call SAA at 908-234-2345 to register.

Students in my intermediate and advanced classes will have the opportunity to tackle complex compositions and subjects such as reflective surfaces and more

Students in my intermediate and advanced classes will have the opportunity to tackle complex compositions and subjects such as reflective surfaces and more

  • Drawing & Painting: Enhancing Your Skills!  
     Series 1: Thursday, 10 am – 12:30 pm – Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15 (5 weeks)

Series 2: Thursday, 10 am – 12:30 pm – Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19 (5 weeks)

Are you ready to take your work to the next level? Students in this class should have experience working in either charcoal, acrylic or pastel (they may choose to work in any of these mediums in class) and be ready to enhance their skills and experiment with new techniques. Emphasis will be placed on color, composition and creativity. Constructive individual and group critiques will be provided. Students may work from a still life set up rovided by the instructor, from their own reference sources or purely from imagination. Demonstrations provided in every session alternation between charcoal, acrylic and pastel. Intermediate. Registration fee: $114 SAA members / $139 non-members, call SAA at 908-234-2345 to register.

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