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

Fall 2019 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Aug 6 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Aug 8
Open registration | Tues, Aug 13

Drawing Course Descriptions

 8000 | Introduction to Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Fri, 9/13/2019 to 9/13/2019 | 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Bowers 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.

 8001a | Drawing Basics

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Mon, 9/16/2019 to 11/18/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley 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, students will 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: Sabra Booth
Dates: Tues, 9/17/2019 to 11/19/2019 | 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, students will 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: Jeffrey Wheeler
Dates: Thurs, 9/19/2019 to 11/21/2019 | 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, students will 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: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Gregory Alan Johnson
Dates: Wed, 9/18/2019 to 11/20/2019 | 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. Students 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: Drawing Basics or equivalent experience.

 8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Fri & Sat, 10/18/2019 to 10/19/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: studio | COMFORT TEXAS | 716 High Street, Comfort, Texas 78013
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Explore various approaches to interpreting the landscape plein air style. Spend time drawing and/or painting (in water-based media) with focus on developing a personal style while improving composition and technique. Various methods of rendering from observation will be covered. Previous drawing or painting experience recommended, but not required. Participants may have the option to spend the night in the area as well as pre-ordering a gourmet meal through arrangements with the instructor. Please see SSA website for details and a list of suggested materials. Class will be held on location in Comfort, TX.

 8030 | Studio Time

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Mira Hnatyshyn
Dates: Wed, 9/18/2019 to 11/20/2019 | 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 existing projects, start new ones, or push themselves in new directions. Instruction will be tailored to each individual student, with as much feedback as desired. The instructor will help students finish what they'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 art-making experience. Bring a blank canvas, sketch-pad, a work in progress, images or a sample of finished work, and supplies you currently use to the first class; suggestions for additional materials will be discussed at that time.

 8080 | Cartooning Comics, Caricature & Anime

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 9/26/2019 to 12/12/2019 | 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 the student's narratives and ideas. Bring a 9 by 12-inch sketchbook and a sharpened pencil to the first class. No class Nov 7 & 28.

 8099 | Sketch Journalism

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Tues, 9/24/2019 to 11/26/2019 | 9:30 AM- 12:15 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Using ink, markers, collage, gouache and watercolor pencils, make vivid landscape and cityscape sketchbook drawings as a way to enhance travel memories. Learn the basics of drawing within the context of sketching outdoors as well as from photographs. Quick gestural drawing and the use of perspective will be covered. Beginners as well as experienced drawers are welcome. NOTE: The class will mostly meet outside; student mobility is required as part of the class will be spent sketching along the Riverwalk. Please see SSA website for a list of supplies.

 
 

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8000 | Introduction to Drawing (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 9/13/2019 - 9/13/2019 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 9/13/2019 and ending 9/13/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 90.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

8001a | Drawing Basics (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 9/16/2019 - 11/18/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/16/2019 and ending 11/18/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8001b | Drawing Basics (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 9/17/2019 - 11/19/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/17/2019 and ending 11/19/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

8001c | Drawing Basics (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 9/19/2019 - 11/21/2019 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 9/19/2019 and ending 11/21/2019 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

8002 | Drawing Beyond the Basics
See description above.
Dates: 9/18/2019 - 11/20/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/18/2019 and ending 11/20/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting
See description above.
Dates: 10/18/2019 - 10/19/2019 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Friday and Saturday starting 10/18/2019 and ending 10/19/2019 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.

8030 | Studio Time
See description above.
Dates: 9/18/2019 - 11/20/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/18/2019 and ending 11/20/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8080 | Cartooning Comics, Caricature & Anime
See description above.
Dates: 9/26/2019 - 12/12/2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/26/2019 and ending 12/12/2019 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8099 | Sketch Journalism (Full)
See description above.
Dates: 9/24/2019 - 11/26/2019 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/24/2019 and ending 11/26/2019 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 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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