- Fundamentals & Perspective:
This Fundamentals and Perspective class deals with rendering shadows, line quality, composition, and teaches you how to measure and understand relationships of objects to one another. You will also learn one point, two point, and three-point perspective.
The faces class deals with the frontal drawing of the face. We take each part and break it down to its fundamental core: eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, etc. By the end of the class you can draw a face and make it look like the person you are trying to draw.
- The Figure
The figure class deals with a similar procedure as the face class. We will break down the body into understandable proportions and gain a better understanding of bone and muscle structures. There are hundreds of ways to draw the human form. Our instructor, Don Kolstad, will give you simple, but effective, methods for success drawing. On the last evening, we have a clothed model come in and pose for the class. Students are always amazed at their accuracy in rendering their drawings! A strong foundation pays off.
Watercolor I will provide you with an introduction into the materials and many of the techniques used with traditional watercolor. If you have never painted or just painted a little on your own, this is a perfect class to gain some good basic skills. We also learn about the use of color, composition, how to render reflections and shadows, atmospheric perspective, and the proper use of the brush.
Watercolor II is an advanced class using a full pallet of colors and an expanded use of techniques, with the focus on developing skills to help you create your own paintings. We paint a large variety of subject matter and most of the paintings take two or more classes to complete. This class can be taken over and over since we rarely paint the same subject more than once. Many of my artists in class call it cheap therapy!
This oil class is open to beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. The lessons are presented in such a way that everyone can follow along and find information and success for their own level of proficiency. We cover color theory, various techniques, subject matter, and use of mediums, etc.