Drawing & Painting

At Southwest School of Art, we believe that no matter what their area of emphasis, every emerging artist needs a strong foundation in Drawing and Painting.  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 & Painting 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 & Painting Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only. Please scroll down to Quantity and Pricing to register.

 8001a | Basic Drawing | Studio Class

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Mon, 2/1/2021 to 3/22/2021 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Drawing is a learned skill based on hand-eye coordination. Through free-hand drawing, you will develop how to render three-dimensional objects-using drawing principles of line, shape, value, texture, perspective, and composition. 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 | Studio Class

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Tues, 2/2/2021 to 3/23/2021 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Drawing is a learned skill based on hand-eye coordination. Through free-hand drawing, you will develop how to render three-dimensional objects-using drawing principles of line, shape, value, texture, perspective, and composition. 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 | Studio Class

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Gregory Alan Johnson
Dates: Mon, 2/8/2021 to 3/29/2021 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

This multi-level class is for beginners with some drawing background or for experienced student-artists who would like to refresh their drawing skills or learn about 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.

 8010a | Basic Painting | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/24/2021 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning student who wants a structured approach to painting with acrylics or for the intermediate student who wants one-on-one instruction. The class will cover color mixing, paint application, selection and use of brushes, and other painting tools, as well as painting composition. A limited color palette is encouraged in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. *See SSA website for materials list. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended

 8010b | Basic Painting | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Sat, 2/6/2021 to 3/27/2021 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Basic Painting is an ideal class for the beginning student who wants a structured approach to painting with acrylics or for the intermediate student who wants one-on-one instruction. The class will cover color mixing, paint application, selection and use of brushes, and other painting tools, as well as painting composition. A limited color palette is encouraged in order to learn how to mix a variety of colors. *See SSA website for materials list. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended.

 ON-8001 | Basic Drawing | Online

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Fri, 2/19/2021 to 4/9/2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Drawing is a learned skill based on hand-eye coordination. Through free-hand drawing, you will develop how to render three-dimensional objects-using drawing principles of line, shape, value, texture, perspective, and composition. See materials list. Registration closes Jan 31.

 ON-8016 | Drawing Through Surrealism | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 3/2/2021 to 4/20/2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Take a journey through the history of surrealism. With each lesson you will receive background on a surrealist artist and a demonstration of techniques that can be applied to your own work. Tap into your creativity using different stream-of-consciousness techniques in drawing and collage. See materials list. Registration closes Feb 14.

 ON-8023 | Illustrator's Portfolio | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Mon, 2/22/2021 to 4/12/2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Whether you want to illustrate children's books, illustrate journals, or make unique cards, this course gives you a toolbox to start with. Your goals could be to self-publish or for building a portfolio for both personal and professional uses. Techniques will include black & white line work and use of color, through a variety of economical mediums; digital possibilities will be touched on as well. Learn to draw objects, backgrounds, animals, figures, and do character design. Many examples of historical, as well as contemporary illustrators will be discussed. See materials list. Registration closes Feb 14.

 ON-8063 | Portrait Drawing with Water-Based Media | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Sat, 3/6/2021 to 3/6/2021 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $85.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $70.00

In this one-day class learn to use watercolor pencil to capture the essence of a person face-mood, expression, and personality. Expand your visual observations and drawing skills through quick study of proportions, contours, volumes, and facial details for rendering portraits through both use of the color pencil and wet washes. See materials list. Registration closes Mar 1.

 
 

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8001a | Basic Drawing | Studio Class
Date/Time: Mon, 2/1/2021 to 3/22/2021 | 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/1/2021 and ending 3/22/2021 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

8001b | Basic Drawing | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Tues, 2/2/2021 to 3/23/2021 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/2/2021 and ending 3/23/2021 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

8002 | Drawing Beyond the Basics | Studio Class
Date/Time: Mon, 2/8/2021 to 3/29/2021 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/8/2021 and ending 3/29/2021 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

8010a | Basic Painting | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Wed, 2/3/2021 to 3/24/2021 | 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/3/2021 and ending 3/24/2021 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

8010b | Basic Painting | Studio Class
Date/Time: Sat, 2/6/2021 to 3/27/2021 | 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/6/2021 and ending 3/27/2021 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

ON-8001 | Basic Drawing | Online (Full)
Date/Time: Fri, 2/19/2021 to 4/9/2021 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 2/26/2021 and ending 4/16/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

ON-8016 | Drawing Through Surrealism | Online (Full)
Date/Time: Tues, 3/2/2021 to 4/20/2021 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 3/2/2021 and ending 4/20/2021 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

ON-8023 | Illustrator's Portfolio | Online (Full)
Date/Time: Mon, 2/22/2021 to 4/12/2021 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/22/2021 and ending 4/12/2021 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

ON-8063 | Portrait Drawing with Water-Based Media | Online
Date/Time: Sat, 3/6/2021 to 3/6/2021 | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/6/2021 and ending 3/6/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 85.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 70.00 ea.

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