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 2021 classes will be conducted virtually.For more information 

                                         

Senior/Sibling/Family discounts may apply

Convenient payment options available

Drawing Foundations

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  

Tues. 1-3               Session I    Jan. 26 - Mar. 9 ( 7 weeks)

                              Session II  Mar. 18- May 6th

Tues. 4-6               Jan. 26-May 25 ( 17 sessions) 

Fri.    4:00-6:00     Jan. 29-May 28 (Semi private/ in-person) (17 sessions)

 

Drawing: Observational Drawing 

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. 10:30-12:30           Session I  Jan. 27-Mar 10  ( 7 weeks) 

                                        Session II Mar. 17-May 5  ( 7 weeks) 

Sat.   1-3                         Jan. 30-May 29 ( Semi Private/ in person)

Drawing: Perspective Drawing/

Drawing the Environment

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.

Thur. 11:00-1:00pm           Session I Jan. 28-Mar. 11 ( 7 weeks)

                                           Session II Mar. 18-May 6 (7 weeks) 

Thur. 6:30-8:30pm             Thurs. Jan. 28-May 27 (17 weeks) 

Drawing: Drawing Nature

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.

Wed. 6:30-8:30 pm          Session I Jan. 27-Feb. 24

                                          Session II Mar. 3- Apr. 8

                                          Session III Apr. 14- May 12

 

Fri. 1-3pm                         Session I Jan. 29- Feb. 26

                                          Session II Mar. 5- Apr. 9

                                          Session III Apr. 16- May 14

Drawing: Figure/Portrait

 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:

                       

                       Tues.  4-6pm              Jan. 26-May 25

                       Sat.     10-12               Jan. 30-May 29  ( online)

                       Thur- 5:30-8:30          Jan. 28-May 27 Semi/Private in person        

Portrait:      

                                           

                       Sat.   3:30-5:30           Jan. 30-May 29 ( online)

Painting: The Portrait

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.

 

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 Painting: The Figure

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.

 

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prerequisite: Figure Drawing

Painting: Foundations of Painting Acrylic

This semester long course is designed to introduce basic 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. Class includes required homework assignments. 

Sat. 3:30-5:30.   TBA

 Painting: Landscapes in oil

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.

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Design : Core Design/Composition

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. 4:30-6:30       Jan. 28-May 27 

Design : 2D Design Portfolio

This course is designed for students interested in working with a design instructor to create portfolio quality work.  Instructor will work closely with student  to design an individualized program to fit your needs. 

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2D Design: Print and Identity Design for  Advertising

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)

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