FALL  CLASSES 

YOUTH/TEEN

From core drawing and painting to fashion design, portfolio development, sculpture and comic ,find all age appropriate youth and teen programs here

DRAWING

No longer do you have to say, “I wish I could draw like that”.  Drawing skills can be taught and are strengthened through practice. This course is designed for those who want to learn or refine their drawing skills. Sighting, measuring, shading, and composition will be covered. Learn to render subjects with accuracy. Open to all skill levels. We encourage you to take this class again and again

$360+ 25 studio fee

2 hours

Drawing:

Foundations & Practice

Wed. 10:30-12:30 

Wed. 6:45-8:45pm  Adult 15/+

Sessions: 9 weeks

09/18-11/13

No longer do you have to say, “I wish I could draw like that”.  Drawing skills can be taught and are strengthened through practice. This course is designed for those who want to learn or refine their drawing skills. Sighting, measuring, shading, and composition will be covered. Learn to render subjects with accuracy. Open to all skill levels. This 4 hour option allows for deeper studio practice. 

$540 + 25 studio fee

4 hours

Drawing:

Foundations & Practice

Wed. 10:30-2:30

Sessions: 9 weeks

09/18-11/13

This course is for students who are interested to understand and analyzing the structure of the human form, learn classical techniques  from quality references and live models. Students learn to capture gesture and movement and learn to work with pencil, charcoal, marker, on a variety of surfaces. Session I focus on Figure/ Session II the focus will be on portrait.

$360+$45 model fee

2 hours

Drawing:

Figure/Portrait

Tues. 6:45-8:45pm

                                  Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

TBA

01/15-03/11

Begin a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in pencil and charcoal.  Students learn basic observation and measuring skills, the stages of drawing the structure and planes of the head, and how to clearly render values of light and shadow.   If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! 

$450+ 25 studio fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

The Portrait

01/29-03/26

04/02-06/04 no class 04/16

Tue. 12:30-3:00

Sessions: 9 weeks

In this class students can up their game by increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the clothed/ costumed figure. You will learn observation and measuring skills, and how to render the clothed figure three-dimensionally. Attention will be given to creating dynamic poses and the use of light and shadows on different fabrics .

Students will create studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel and finished pieces in Ink and wash.

$450 + 45 model fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

Clothed/Costumed figure

02/02-03/30

04/06-06/08 no class 04/20

Sat.1-3:30            Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

This course is for students who are interested to understand and analyzing the structure of the human form, learn classical techniques and various forms of abstraction through working from
quality references and live models. Students learn to capture gesture and movement and learn to work with pencil, charcoal, marker, on a variety of surfaces. At the end of this course students learn techniques to draw accurate proportions, to render, mood, expression, and the
human figure’s skeletal and muscular structure in variety of drawing styles.

$540+$45 model fee

3 hours

Drawing:

The Figure

01/31-03/28

04/04-06/06 no class 04/18

Thur. 1-4pm

Sessions:

Begin a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in pencil and charcoal.  Students learn basic observation and measuring skills, the stages of drawing the structure and planes of the head, and how to clearly render values of light and shadow.   If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! 

$450+ 25 studio fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

The Portrait

01/29-03/26

04/02-06/04 no class 04/16

Tue. 12:30-3:00

Sessions: 9 weeks

In this class students can up their game by increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the clothed/ costumed figure. You will learn observation and measuring skills, and how to render the clothed figure three-dimensionally. Attention will be given to creating dynamic poses and the use of light and shadows on different fabrics .

Students will create studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel and finished pieces in Ink and wash.

$450 + 45 model fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

Clothed/Costumed figure

02/02-03/30

04/06-06/08 no class 04/20

Sat.1-3:30            Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

This course is for students who are interested to understand and analyzing the structure of the human form, learn classical techniques and various forms of abstraction through working from
quality references and live models. Students learn to capture gesture and movement and learn to work with pencil, charcoal, marker, on a variety of surfaces. At the end of this course students learn techniques to draw accurate proportions, to render, mood, expression, and the
human figure’s skeletal and muscular structure in variety of drawing styles.

$540+$45 model fee

3 hours

Drawing:

The Figure

01/31-03/28

04/04-06/06 no class 04/18

Thur. 1-4pm

Sessions:

Begin a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in pencil and charcoal.  Students learn basic observation and measuring skills, the stages of drawing the structure and planes of the head, and how to clearly render values of light and shadow.   If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! 

$450+ 25 studio fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

The Portrait

01/29-03/26

04/02-06/04 no class 04/16

Tue. 12:30-3:00

Sessions: 9 weeks

In this class students can up their game by increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the clothed/ costumed figure. You will learn observation and measuring skills, and how to render the clothed figure three-dimensionally. Attention will be given to creating dynamic poses and the use of light and shadows on different fabrics .

Students will create studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel and finished pieces in Ink and wash.

$450 + 45 model fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

Clothed/Costumed figure

02/02-03/30

04/06-06/08 no class 04/20

Sat.1-3:30            Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

This course is for students who are interested to understand and analyzing the structure of the human form, learn classical techniques and various forms of abstraction through working from
quality references and live models. Students learn to capture gesture and movement and learn to work with pencil, charcoal, marker, on a variety of surfaces. At the end of this course students learn techniques to draw accurate proportions, to render, mood, expression, and the
human figure’s skeletal and muscular structure in variety of drawing styles.

$540+$45 model fee

3 hours

Drawing:

The Figure

01/31-03/28

04/04-06/06 no class 04/18

Thur. 1-4pm

Sessions:

Begin a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in pencil and charcoal.  Students learn basic observation and measuring skills, the stages of drawing the structure and planes of the head, and how to clearly render values of light and shadow.   If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! 

$450+ 25 studio fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

The Portrait

01/29-03/26

04/02-06/04 no class 04/16

Tue. 12:30-3:00

Sessions: 9 weeks

In this class students can up their game by increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the clothed/ costumed figure. You will learn observation and measuring skills, and how to render the clothed figure three-dimensionally. Attention will be given to creating dynamic poses and the use of light and shadows on different fabrics .

Students will create studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel and finished pieces in Ink and wash.

$450 + 45 model fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

Clothed/Costumed figure

02/02-03/30

04/06-06/08 no class 04/20

Sat.1-3:30            Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

This course is for students who are interested to understand and analyzing the structure of the human form, learn classical techniques and various forms of abstraction through working from
quality references and live models. Students learn to capture gesture and movement and learn to work with pencil, charcoal, marker, on a variety of surfaces. At the end of this course students learn techniques to draw accurate proportions, to render, mood, expression, and the
human figure’s skeletal and muscular structure in variety of drawing styles.

$540+$45 model fee

3 hours

Drawing:

The Figure

01/31-03/28

04/04-06/06 no class 04/18

Thur. 1-4pm

Sessions:

Begin a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in pencil and charcoal.  Students learn basic observation and measuring skills, the stages of drawing the structure and planes of the head, and how to clearly render values of light and shadow.   If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! 

$450+ 25 studio fee

2.5 hours

Drawing:

The Portrait

TBA

Tue. 1:30-3:30

Sessions: 9 weeks

In this class students can up their game by increase their understanding of and comfort with rendering the clothed/ costumed figure. You will learn observation and measuring skills, and how to render the clothed figure three-dimensionally. Attention will be given to creating dynamic poses and the use of light and shadows on different fabrics .

Students will create studies in pencil, charcoal and pastel and finished pieces in Ink and wash.

$378+ 25 model fee

2 hours

Drawing:

Clothed/Costumed figure

TBA

Sat.1-3:00           Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

This semester  course is for students who are interested to understand and analyzing the structure of the human form, learn classical techniques and various forms of abstraction through working from
quality references and live models. Students learn to capture gesture and movement and learn to work with pencil, charcoal, marker, on a variety of surfaces. At the end of this course students learn techniques to draw accurate proportions, to render, mood, expression, and the
human figure’s skeletal and muscular structure in variety of drawing styles.

$540+$45 model fee

2 hours

Drawing:

The Figure

09/14-01/25 

Sat.1-3:00 

Sessions:

COMIC ART

This is the perfect introduction  for adults and teens who are interested in learning techniques for drawing their own comics. Sequential storytelling and character development techniques will be covered as well as  anatomy, composition, proportion and a range of different styles of illustration and inking.  This is a great course for those who want to learn or refine work on a graphic story.

All styles covered and all skill levels welcome. 

$378+ 25 studio fee

2 hours

09/19-11/14

11/21-02/06

Thur. 7:00-9:00

Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

Comic Art:

Fundamentals & Practice

This course is designed for students with a good foundation story sequence and character development but who want to refine their anatomy drawing skills. Special attention is given to proportions, foreshortening and difficult subjects like hands and feet. A necessary class for students who are serious about moving their work to new level.    

       

$378+25 studio fee

2 hours

09/18-11/13

11/20-02/05

Wed 7:00-9:00 pm           Adult/15+

Sessions: 9 weeks

Comic Art:

Anatomy

This class is the designed for students who have completed one or more sessions of Intro to  Comic and 1 semester of drawing (Young Masters or Studio Art Drawing)

  Students push their understanding of characters, fundamentals of sequential story telling and the basics of panel layout and focus on scriptwriting and story development.

Level II students work closely with instructor to develop deeper skills that apply to on ongoing individual comic projects.

**Students needing to fulfill drawing drawing requirement are encouraged to take drawing class in the Fall Semester in preparation for January session.

$378+$25 studio fee

2  hours

Thur -09/19-11/14

      11/21-02/06

Sat.-09/14-11/09

        11/16-01/18

Thur. 4:30-6:30pm

Sat. 10-12

6+

Sessions:

Comic Art

The course is focused on expanding student’s understanding of narrative structure and vocabulary,and history of graphic novel. The goal of the course is to help students

become familiar with graphic storytelling as a cultural and artistic practice and relate it to their own project ideas. Script, storyboarding, character development- (protagonist, antagonist and supporting) will be covered. 

This course is designed for students who have completed one or more semesters of our comic classes or have comic experience.

$495+ 25 studio fee

Tues- 10/22-01/21 

Sessions: 11weeks

Comic Art:

NARRATIVE CONSTRUCTION 

NEW CLASS


The course covers development of the comic environment. Composition and the overall layout of an image in the story is defined. Background and its relationship with the foreground, angle, perspective, value, lighting , color and attention to details of both the foreground and the background objects will be covered.

This course is designed for students who have taken one or more semesters comic or have comic experience.

$495+25 studio fee

10/24-01/23

Sessions: 11 weeks

Comic Art:

Environment/Background Design

NEW CLASS

This course is designed to provide students with 

the foundations of animal structure for use in comic and the creation of fantasy creatures. Introduction to skeleton,filling the structure/ shape,muscle,Gestures, expression,  and techniques for rendering skin, fur, scales will be covered. Students will examine drawing animals  wth consideration to the environment and  believability when developing creature designs.

Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective highly recommended for this course.

$495+$25 studio fee

10/23-01/22

Sessions: 11weeks

Comic Art:

Animal Anatomy

NEW CLASS

Tues. 7:00-9:00     

Adult/15+

Wed.  7:00-9:00     

Adult/15+

Thur. 7:00-9:00     

Adult/15+

This class is the perfect introduction to the world of comic art. Students learn ways to create interesting characters, fundamentals of sequential story telling and the basics of panel layout. Learn what makes good composition along with drawing and inking techniques. This is a great course for students who like comics and want

to learn how to draw their own. All skill levels. 

$378+ 25 studio fee

2 hours

tues- 09/17-11/12   

Fri- 09/20-11/15

Tue 4:30-6:30pm

Fri. 4:30-6:30

5 grade +

Sessions: 9 weeks

Comic Art:

Introduction 

This course is designed for students with a good foundation story sequence and character development but who want to refine their anatomy drawing skills. Special attention is given to proportions, foreshortening and difficult subjects like hands and feet. A necessary class for students who are serious about moving their work to new level.    

       

$378+25 studio fee

2 hours

09/18-11/13

Wed 4:30-6:30 pm 

6 grade+     

 

Sessions: 9 weeks

Comic Art:

Anatomy

This class is a follow on to the Comic Anatomy class. Students add to their understanding of drawing well constructed original characters by learning to apply Anime style to basic character form.  Students will learn to draw Shohen style ( male) and Shojo style ( female) 

Prerequisite: Comic Anatomy

$378+$25 studio fee

2  hours

Sat.-09/14-11/09  (Male anatomy)

        11/16-01/25 (Female anatomy)

Sat.3:30-5:30     

6 grade+     

prerequisite- Comic Anatomy

Sessions:

Comic Art:

Anatomy: Anime

PAINTING

Much can be learned through analyzing and recreating the works of the world's greatest master painters. In this series of courses, students learn about the influences, color palette and painting styles of such influential movements as the Hudson River School and traditional 19th Century Fine Artist.  Demonstrations and one-on-one instruction with a master copyist will provide new and seasoned artists with fresh insights and new drawing with paint skills.

Appropriate for all skill levels. 

$365+ 25 studio fee

3 hours

Saturdays 12:30-3:30

Adult/15+

Sessions: 6 weeks

Painting:

Landscape in Oil

0Sat: 09/21-10/26

         11/02-12/14

          

In this class students will explore the fundamentals of composition, color mixing, brushwork, and experiment with different paint applications. Through demonstration and hands on experience you will gain confidence using watercolor in creative ways. All skill levels welcome. 

$300+25 studio fee

2 hours

Wed 1-3pm

Wed. 7-9pm

Sessions: 6 weeks

Painting:

Watercolor

09/25-10/30

11/06-12/18

This course is for beginners who want to learn about painting. Engaging and informative, this course provides the participants the opportunity to work with still life arrangements, to explore the basics of painting techniques, color theory, mixing & finishes, canvas preparation and aspects of composition principles in painting. 

$200+ 30 material fee

2 hours

Fri. 11:00 -1:00pm

Sessions: 4 weeks

Painting:

Painting Workshop

10/04-10/25

11/1-11/22

01/10-01/31

ANIMATION/DIGITAL

PRINTMAKING

Learn how to design an animated cartoon character and bring it to life. A hands-on course taught using the traditional Hollywood techniques and styles of the Disney, Warner Brothers, and Fleischer Studios, students will study the basic principles of motion, three-dimensional form, weight and personality.  Each student will write, design and create their own animated short story.

No prior experience necessary,

$525+ 25 studio fee

 3 hours

 Sat 12:00-3:00

 Sessions: 10 weeks

 Cartoon Animation

 Adult/15+

10/05-12/14

This first in a series of sculpture classes explores ceramic and mixed-media techniques for creating one-of-a-kind vessels and sculptures.  Design considerations are considered along with techniques for construction and finish. 
Teaching is individualized with the goal of teaching good studio processes while stretching  creativity and originality.

$420+ 40 studio fee

2.5 hours

Fridays 1-3:30pm

Sessions: 8 weeks

Sculpture: Exploration

09/20-11/09

Learn how to create storyboards for animation or live-action films, titles, commercials, or music videos.  All aspects covered including visualization, cinematic composition, rendering styles and techniques, tips & tricks, and more.  Students will storyboard scenes from a real un-produced Hollywood script, or a film or video idea of their own.

$420+ 20 studio fee

2 hours

Wed. 7-9

Sessions: 10 weeks

Art of Storyboarding

Adult/15+

10/02-12/11

 This class covers all the basics including using all the fundamental Photoshop tools, style vs. content, reference materials, image resources, and tips and tricks for creating  Photo Collages, Illustrations and Optical Illusions.  All skill levels are welcome! 

$420+ 40 studio fee

2 hours

Sat 10-12 & 3:30-5:30

Sessions: 10 weeks

DIGITAL ART

Adult/13+

10/5-12/14

Curious about screen printing? In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of screen printing from start to finish. Students will learn different methods of preparing images, transferring to the screen, and printing multiple layers with water-based inks to make an editions of

beautiful art prints. Open to all skill levels.

 

Students completing this short course will be eligible to sign up for open studio time in the print studio.

    

$160+ 40 material fee

8 hours

Printmaking:

Screenprinting workshop

Thur. 10:30-2:30pm

          

TBA

This workshop is structured for those who prefer an individualized lesson or who have a particular project in mind.  Learn the basics of screenprinting, including how to prepare your design, expose screens, and print with water-based inks. The lesson can focus on screenprinting on paper or fabric. No experience necessary.

Level: All levels welcome

 

We will contact you after you register for  the workshop,to set up a time that works with your schedule. 

$200 + material fee (TBD)

4 hours

Printmaking:

Screenprinting workshop

Time & Date to be scheduled          Adult/15+

This course is an introduction to fundamental techniques 

for relief printing. Students will design and learn carving skills with wood or linoleum. Students will learn inking and printing techniques and will be able to produce a 

small single color edition of prints.

$120+25  material fee

6 hours

Printmaking:

Relief Printmaking workshop

Thur.  10:30-1:30

           6:30-9:30pm

TBA

For any questions call:

(301) 294-3600

Stone Branch Arts

1331-M Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

You can also  email us at:

office@stonebrancharts.com