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 2019 priority registration for Members opens online Tues, December 4th at 9:00am. General registration starts Tues, December 11th.

Drawing Course Descriptions

 8000 | Introduction to Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Fri, 1/18/2019 to 1/18/2019 | 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $90.00 | 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 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 | Basic Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Gregory Alan Johnson
Dates: Mon, 1/28/2019 to 4/8/2019 | 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.

 8001b | Basic Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Tues, 1/22/2019 to 3/26/2019 | 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: Kim Bishop
Dates: Fri, 1/25/2019 to 3/29/2019 | 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. Class will take field trip on Mar 22.

 8002 | Intermediate Drawing

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Gregory Alan Johnson
Dates: Wed, 1/23/2019 to 4/3/2019 | 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 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: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience. No class Mar 20.

 8005 | Drawing with Color

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 1/26/2019 to 3/30/2019 | 9:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Studio: Briscoe 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 Country

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/30/2019 to 3/31/2019 | 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. 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 pre-ordering a gourmet meal through arrangements with the instructor. Please see SSA website for details and a list of suggested materials.

 8030 | Studio Time

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Mira Hnatyshyn
Dates: Wed, 1/23/2019 to 4/3/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Members/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 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 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. No class Mar 20.

 8058 | Emotive Drawing Workshop

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/23/2019 to 2/24/2019 | 10:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135.00

Explore visual form and surface using expressive mark making in this creative approach to drawing. Energetic, visual expressions will evolve, inspired by one's inner, emotive response to the raw materials and formal elements of art. Experiment with a variety of tools and materials, such as charcoal, graphite, India ink, and colored pencils on paper. Drawing as a visual language, expressive art form, and surface fabrication/construction are emphasized in a positive, lively studio setting. No drawing experience required. See SSA website for suggested and required materials.

 8080 | Cartooning, Comics, Caricature, and Anime

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 1/24/2019 to 3/28/2019 | 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 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.

 8081 | Graphic Novel Design.1

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Jeff DeCuir
Dates: Mon, 1/28/2019 to 3/4/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Gen Ed Classroom | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $170.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $155.00

Have a story idea you want to develop graphically? Learn the pre-production process of creating a graphic novel from the brainstorming phase and scriptwriting to storyboard layout, as well as penciling concepts to final black and white ink drawings. Students will discuss their work and that of fellow students in order to improve the communicative power of their art. This is part one of a two-part class; the second class allows students to move their drawn concept to a graphic format ready for publishing. Please see SSA website for a materials list.

 8082 | Graphic Novel Design.2

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Jeff DeCuir
Dates: Mon, 3/11/2019 to 4/15/2019 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $170.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $155.00

Turn your drawings into a full-color, illustrated graphic novel-ready for print and internet! This class gives students experience in pre- and post-production processes. Gain an understanding of how to use Adobe Photoshop to digitally scan, refine, color, and letter storyboard drawings, and prepare them for print and digital media. The instructor will share personal insight and tricks, as well as information on copyright, patent, and other protective measures. Prerequisite: Graphic Novel Design.1 or Cartooning, Comics, Caricature, and Anime recommended. Please see SSA website for a materials list.

 
 

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