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.

Drawing Studios Course Descriptions

 8000 | Introduction to Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat, 12/2/2017 to 12/2/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $75.00 | Members/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 is seen onto 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. Please bring a bag lunch.

 8001a | Basic Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Jerry Cabrera
Dates: Mon, 9/18/2017 to 11/20/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/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 the 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 | Basic Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Tues, 9/19/2017 to 11/21/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/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 the 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 | Basic Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Thurs, 9/21/2017 to 11/30/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/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 the 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. No class Nov 23.

 8002 | Drawing Studio

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Wed, 9/20/2017 to 11/29/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This multi-level class is for beginners with some drawing background as well as 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: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience. No class Nov 22.

 8005 | Drawing with Color

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 9/23/2017 to 11/25/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $260.00

This course is a basic drawing class that will explore color as a descriptive and expressive drawing element. Students 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 their drawings. Bring an 18 by 24-inch drawing pad, a graphite pencil, and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class.

 8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting in the Hill

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/28/2017 to 10/29/2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Off Campus | Building: Off Campus
Tuition: $190.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Explore various approaches to interpreting the landscape plein air style in the Texas Hill Country. Spend the weekend 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 weekend in the area as well as order a gourmet box lunch through private arrangements with the instructor. Please see SSA website for details and a list of suggested materials.

 8080 | Cartooning, Comics, Caricature and Anime

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 9/28/2017 to 12/14/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/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 illustrations, comic strips, comic books, and storyboards. 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 2 and 23.

 8201 | Drawing Animals at the Zoo

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sarah Fox
Dates: Wed, 9/20/2017 to 11/22/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Students will learn to draw animals by studying their anatomies in depth. This class will consist of drawing and studying the skeletal and musculature structures of several animal groups (ungulates, cats, bears, dogs, aquatic, flying) as well as animals that exhibit anatomical adaptations (giraffes, kangaroos, and dolphins, to name a few). In addition to classes at SSA, this class will take four trips to the San Antonio Zoo where students will draw from live animals as well as from zoo specimens and biofacts. Live animals will also be brought into the classroom to be used as models for gesture drawings. Please see SSA website for a materials list. NOTE: Students will need to pay for four Zoo entrance fees of $12 each.

 8203 | Working Large Scale

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Tues, 10/3/2017 to 11/7/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $180.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $165.00

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 | Date Change (Full)
Dates: Sat, 12/2/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 12/2/2017 and ending 12/2/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

8001a | Basic Drawing (Full)
Dates: Mon, 9/18/2017 to 11/20/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/18/2017 and ending 11/20/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8001b | Basic Drawing (Full)
Dates: Tues, 9/19/2017 to 11/21/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/19/2017 and ending 11/21/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

8001c | Basic Drawing
Dates: Thurs, 9/21/2017 to 11/30/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/21/2017 and ending 11/30/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

8002 | Drawing Studio
Dates: Wed, 9/20/2017 to 11/29/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/20/2017 and ending 11/29/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

8005 | Drawing with Color
Dates: Sat, 9/23/2017 to 11/25/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/23/2017 and ending 11/25/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting in the Hill
Dates: Sat & Sun, 10/28/2017 to 10/29/2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 10/28/2017 and ending 10/29/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

8080 | Cartooning, Comics, Caricature and Anime (Full)
Dates: Thurs, 9/28/2017 to 12/14/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/28/2017 and ending 12/14/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

8201 | Drawing Animals at the Zoo
Dates: Wed, 9/20/2017 to 11/22/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/20/2017 and ending 11/22/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

8203 | Working Large Scale
Dates: Tues, 10/3/2017 to 11/7/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/3/2017 and ending 11/7/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.

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