STUDIO PROGRAMS

These programs and courses are designed for teen and adult students who wish to learn or refine drawing, design, painting, and composition skills with the goal of  deeper personal enrichment or for laying the foundations for entering the  portfolio preparation program. These programs offer students the benefit of multiple teachers and blends classical drawing, painting, color theory, and design. These programs are suitable for high school students, beginning level adult learners, as well as students who have completed one or more years in the Young Masters program. 

Unless otherwise noted sessions run for 17 weeks ( one semester).

Spring semester classes will be in-person 

Senior/Sibling/Family discounts may apply

Convenient payment options available

Design : Core Design/Composition/Concept 

Color Blocks Painting

This  year long course is designed to introduce students to concepts and skills essential to good design practice and to encourage self expression and awareness. The foundation of this course is the fundamentals of pictorial design and it will introduce students to concepts of : picture plane, figure/ground relationships, scale and proportional transformation, patterning, composition, value, color, methods for conveying time and spatial illusion. 

Thur. 5:00-7:00 Composition.(17 weeks) Feb 3-June 2

 

Sat. 3:30-5:30 Concept Design for Printmaking (8 weeks) Feb. 5- Mar.5 

                            This class is an introduction to  designing  images for use in                                 screen printing. Interested students can enroll in the follow                                 up screen printing class. 

Design : Package Design 

Brand Coffee

This course focuses on the design and production process of Brand identity elements. This course utilizes a systematic approach to comprehensive  identity from concept development through design and production. Students will create various components including logos, signage, fleet graphics, stationery and  packages.

Wed.  6:45-8:45  8 weeks  Feb 1-March 23    $650  

Design : Industrial Design 

Industrial Designer

This course  is  focused on  design as applied to physical products that are to be manufactured by mass production.  Students  will be introduced to the creative act of determining and defining a product's form and features. The class introduces design , product development and prototype drawings.  

Wed. 6:45-8:45  8 weeks  Mar 30- May 25    $650  

Drawing Foundations

DSC_0258 (1)_edited.jpg

This  long introductory drawing course is structured to help develop basic observational and perceptual drawing skills. Students investigate the properties of line, value, shape, texture and the representation of space. Emphasis is on the techniques and methods used to create the illusion of the three dimensional world on a two dimensional surface  

Wed 6:45-8:45  ( 17 weeks) Feb 2-June 1

Sat 3:30-5:30 pm    (17) weeks). Feb 5-Jun 2

 

Drawing: Observational Drawing 

image0_edited.jpg

This year or semester long  drawing course is structured to help strengthen  the ability of students to produce high quality observational drawings.   Emphasis is on  techniques and methods of using graphite and charcoal. Students will also learn about compositional and narrative considerations for drawings. 

Wed. 12-2pm                 Session I    TBA

                                        Session II   TBA

SPRING SEMESTER

Wed. 6:45-8:45                 (17 weeks) Feb 3- June 2 

Sat.   1-3pm                      (17 weeks) Feb 5- June 4     Semi Private 

Drawing: Figure/Portrait

unnamed_edited.jpg

 These courses are for students who are interested to understand and analyze the structure of the human form. Learn classical techniques and various forms of abstraction through working from quality references and live models. Students learn basic observation and measuring skills, the stages of drawing the structure and planes of the head and figure, and how to clearly render values of light and shadow.  Semester figure drawing class is required for Fashion Design. 

Figure Drawing:

                       

        Level I  Sat 3:30-5:30    (17 weeks  )     Feb 5- Jun 4th

        Level II Tues.  6:45-8:45   (17 weeks  )    Feb 1- May 31   This class is open                                                                   for students who have taken level I   

 

 Portrait:      

            Level I    Sat.   1-3    (17 weeks  )               Feb 5- Jun 4

            Level II    Wed. 6:45-8:45   (17 weeks  )    Feb 2- Jun 1  This class is open                                                              for students who have taken level I   

Drawing Conceptual & Experimental

3455dfaf66ce54effbfff298e855d5f1.jpg

Conceptual and experimental Drawing is the first step in the design process, and is a way of testing out a concept, identifying and communicating the overall aesthetic of the thought behind  drawing. This course is designed to help students to extend their drawing skills in creating works of art that are stylistic and expressive. The course will explore experimental drawing and unconventional materials  including  acrylic, colored pencil, drawing ink, or any combination of the mediums.  The course introduces students to color theory and its use in creating collages. Previous experience with portrait and figure drawing highly recommended. 

 6:45-8:45  9 weeks    $650  (Class day TBD)

 please contact us with your interest

 

Drawing: Perspective Drawing/

Drawing the Environment

a.jpg

Visual depth is expressed through linear and atmospheric perspective. Linear perspective uses  lines and the size and placement of forms to create the illusion of depth of space.This semester long class covers in-depth how one, two, and three point perspectives are constructed. Progressing  from the basics through more complicated perspective problems, students apply skills to drawing objects, interior and architectural subjects. This course will improve your approach to observational drawing as well as provide the skills for drawing environments from your imagination.

TBA

Drawing: Drawing Nature

e998a19df910b546eeddb98e459b2817.jpg

These short courses teach students the fundamentals of how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Exercises lead the hand and mind through creating accurate and stunning representations of subjects observed from the natural world

Three consecutive 5 week sessions will cover the following subjects:

Session I - Plants

Session II- Insects

Session III- Animals

enroll individually or enroll for all sessions for discount on tuition.

TBA

Painting: The Portrait

0_edited.jpg

This structured portrait class offers  students an introduction to the essential skills needed for painting the portrait in oils, including an overview of basic anatomy, structure, composition, blocking in, paint handling and modeling the face in color .The course will focus on the following  elements 

  •  structure and anatomy of head. 

  • planes and proportion of the head. 

  • mixing accurate flesh tone and color values. 

  • paint handling and edge control. 

  • using color and value to create solidity and light. 

  • an overview of composition, technical and practical considerations when painting the portrait in oils.

 

TBA

 Painting: The Figure

Painters Palette

This structured figure painting class offers  students an introduction to the essential skills needed for painting the figure in oils, including an overview of basic anatomy, structure, composition, blocking in, paint handling and modeling the face in color .The course will focus on the following  elements 

  •  structure and anatomy of figure . 

  • planes and proportion of the body. 

  • mixing accurate flesh tone and color values. 

  • paint handling and edge control. 

  • using color and value to create solidity and light. 

  • an overview of composition, technical and practical considerations when painting the figure.

 

TBA

prerequisite: Figure Drawing

Painting: Foundations /Advanced  Acrylic  

IMG_20200805_174415_edited.jpg

These courses are designed to introduce elements of painting with acrylic paint. Instruction covers surface preparation, proper care and use of materials and specifics on use of color, light texture, transparency/impasto and composition. Students benefit from individualized instruction and evaluation.  Advanced session will expand on the studio experience and is open to those who have completed the foundation level class.

 

Tues. 6:45-8:45   Feb 1-Mar. 15     8 weeks  $650 includes materials

  (Advanced )     Apr 5- May 31     8 weeks  $650 includes materials

Sat. 3:30-5:30     Mar. 12-Jun 12   12 weeks $800 includes materials

 Painting: Landscapes in oil

Painting of Field

This course is designed to provide you with all the tools needed to paint stunning landscapes. It is a comprehensive learning experience covering theory, application and practice. You will learn how to simplify complex landscape subjects into abstract masses and then how to develop and refine detail within these forms. You will also learn compositional techniques that will help guide the viewer through the painting. This course is perfect for beginners as well as intermediate painters.

TBA

Advanced Critical Thinkers 

Designer's World

 This course is designed to help students to extend their communication, design and leadership skills.    

Admission to this class is by interview and invitation 

TBA

 please contact us with your interest

 

Design: Print and Identity Design for  Advertising

Logo Designer at Work

This course is designed to introduce students to concepts and skills essential to good design practice and help encourage self-expression and awareness. The course studies design as it relates to the art of advertising.

 

The course is offered in conjunction with Digital Lab.(photoshop)

TBA