Drawing

At Southwest School of Art, we believe that no matter what their area of emphasis, every emerging artist needs a strong foundation in Drawing.  It is a learned skill that relies heavily upon on hand-eye coordination and which is an ability that, in time, can be mastered by just about everyone.  We build upon the basic foundation by further encouraging students to experiment with style, form, and structure.  

Drawing Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Spring 2020 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Dec 3 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Dec 5
Open registration | Tues, Dec 10

Drawing Course Descriptions

 8000 | Introduction to Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Fri, 1/24/2020 to 1/24/2020 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Block Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $90.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $75.00

Have you always wanted to draw? Get a step-by-step, hands-on guided tour of line drawing with charcoal and pencil-all supplies provided! Grasp an understanding of observational drawing, translating what the eye sees on to the page, as well as the design and composition principles that lie beneath all art: line, color, texture, and values. Let this non-judgmental introductory class be the stepping stone to future art classes. Includes materials; please bring a bag lunch.

 8001a | Drawing Basics

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Tues, 1/21/2020 to 3/24/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Drawing is a learned skill based on hand-eye coordination. Anyone can learn to draw, and it is a basic tool needed for all classes offered at Southwest School of Art. Through free-hand drawing, discover how to render three-dimensional objects-using drawing principles of line, shape, value, texture, perspective, and composition-in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Bring an 18 by 24-inch drawing pad, a selection of graphite pencils and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class.

 8001b | Drawing Basics

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Gregory Alan Johnson
Dates: Mon, 1/27/2020 to 3/30/2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Drawing is a learned skill based on hand-eye coordination. Anyone can learn to draw, and it is a basic tool needed for all classes offered at Southwest School of Art. Through free-hand drawing, discover how to render three-dimensional objects-using drawing principles of line, shape, value, texture, perspective, and composition-in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Bring an 18 by 24-inch drawing pad, a selection of graphite pencils and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class.

 8001c | Drawing Basics

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Fri, 1/31/2020 to 4/3/2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Drawing is a learned skill based on hand-eye coordination. Anyone can learn to draw, and it is a basic tool needed for all classes offered at Southwest School of Art. Through free-hand drawing, discover how to render three-dimensional objects-using drawing principles of line, shape, value, texture, perspective, and composition-in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. Bring an 18 by 24-inch drawing pad, a selection of graphite pencils and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class.

 8002 | Drawing Beyond the Basics

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Gregory Alan Johnson
Dates: Wed, 1/22/2020 to 4/1/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This multi-level class is for beginners with some drawing background or for experienced student-artists who would like to refresh their drawing skills. Topics will explore value, space, composition, and concept, as well as different drawing styles and materials. You will move beyond using drawing merely to render objects accurately, and will come to view drawing as a challenging vehicle for expression of both form and narrative. Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad (size 11 by 14 or 18 by 24-inches) and a selection of pencils and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience.

 8005 | Drawing with Color

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 1/25/2020 to 3/28/2020 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This course is a basic drawing class that will explore color as a descriptive and expressive drawing element. You will not only learn observation skills to render objects using the drawing principles of line, shape, value, texture, and composition, but also the use of color to enliven Your drawings. Bring an 18 by 24-inch drawing pad, a graphite pencil and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class.

 8008 | Color Design

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Thurs, 1/30/2020 to 4/2/2020 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Color Design is an in-depth exploration of color theory, color interaction, and design principles. This course considers color as a descriptive and expressive element of art, emphasizing color perception and application. Investigations of 2-dimensional design problems and the formal, technical, creative, and psychological aspects of color usage will be introduced and emphasized. This is a basic course essential for understanding how to use color and apply it effectively in all areas of art.

 8014 | Pastel Portraiture

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Cindy McBride
Dates: Fri - Sun, 2/14/2020 to 2/16/2020 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $160.00

This workshop in pastels will introduce you to the energetic qualities of pastels at your own fingertips. Utilizing a live model, the instructor will give a demonstration and then guide you into a study of value and color to produce one expressive and vibrant pastel painting. Individual attention will be given to both the beginner and the more experienced pastelist. Please see SSA website for a list of materials.

 8030 | Studio Time

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Wed, 1/22/2020 to 3/25/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This is a course for artists working in all media who want to explore a more self-directed practice. Like an open studio with a classroom environment, artists can finish started projects, start new ones, or push themselves in new directions. Instruction will be tailored to each individual student, with as much feedback as desired. Instruction can help you finish what you've already started, get from idea to completion, bridge skill and concept, (re)discover individual creative interests, or recover from artist's block. Prerequisite: Previous studio experience. Bring images or a sample of finished work and/or a work in progress, as well as supplies you currently are using to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

 8080 | Cartooning, Comics, Caricature, and Anime

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 1/23/2020 to 3/26/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Cartooning, or visual storytelling, is more than just an enjoyable indulgence of the imagination; it speaks to interests such as editorial illustration, children's book illustration, comic strips, comic books, and storyboarding. Its various forms combine caricature, figure drawing, and illustration through the medium of ink and watercolor on paper. Instruction will focus on character development, illusions of movement, sequential staging, setting management, inking, and coloring?all aimed towards the refinement of narratives and ideas. Bring a 9 by 12-inch sketchbook and a sharpened pencil to the first class.

 8082 | Animation & Motion Graphics

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Mon, 1/27/2020 to 3/30/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Animated digital graphic effects entertain us more than ever before with multiple outlets on television, the internet, and other digital services. Instruction will focus on the basics of how to use Adobe After Effects® software, as well as some Photoshop for pre-production. Character animation, transitions, masking, 3-D space, and other effects will be covered. Artists and cartoonists will be able to bring their illustrations to animated life! Prerequisite: Cartooning, Comics, Caricature, and Anime, Graphic Novel Design, or similar experience recommended; working knowledge of computers is essential.

 8203 | Working Large Scale

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Mon, 2/3/2020 to 3/9/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $170.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $155.00

Scale plays an important role in making successful art. Sometimes bigger is better. Making work larger than a standard pad of paper or pre-stretched canvas can be mystifying. This class will break down the process of scaling up smaller work and approaching mark making on a larger scale. Although focusing on drawing, this class is open to anyone wanting to work larger in 2-D. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended. Bring a sketchbook or drawing pad (size 11 by 14 or 18 by 24-inches) and a selection of pencils and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class.

 
 

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8000 | Introduction to Drawing
See description above
Dates: 1/24/2020 - 1/24/2020 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 1/24/2020 and ending 1/24/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

8001a | Drawing Basics
See description above
Dates: 1/21/2020 - 3/24/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/21/2020 and ending 3/24/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8001b | Drawing Basics
See description above
Dates: 1/27/2020 - 3/30/2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/27/2020 and ending 3/30/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8001c | Drawing Basics
See description above
Dates: 1/31/2020 - 4/3/2020 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 1/31/2020 and ending 4/3/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8002 | Drawing Beyond the Basics
See description above
Dates: 1/22/2020 - 4/1/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/22/2020 and ending 4/1/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8005 | Drawing with Color
See description above
Dates: 1/25/2020 - 3/28/2020 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/25/2020 and ending 3/28/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8008 | Color Design
See description above
Dates: 1/30/2020 - 4/2/2020 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/30/2020 and ending 4/2/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8014 | Pastel Portraiture
See description above
Dates: 2/14/2020 - 2/16/2020 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 2/14/2020 and ending 2/16/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.

8030 | Studio Time
See description above
Dates: 1/22/2020 - 3/25/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/22/2020 and ending 3/25/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8080 | Cartooning, Comics, Caricature, and Anime
See description above
Dates: 1/23/2020 - 3/26/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/23/2020 and ending 3/26/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8082 | Animation & Motion Graphics
See description above
Dates: 1/27/2020 - 3/30/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/27/2020 and ending 3/30/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8203 | Working Large Scale
See description above
Dates: 2/3/2020 - 3/9/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/3/2020 and ending 3/9/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 155.00 ea.

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If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website to purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting your class(es). Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one area of concentration, please follow the prompts shown in the registration form. 

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