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.

 8001 | Basic Drawing | Studio Class

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Tues, 9/22/2020 to 11/10/2020 | 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, 9/21/2020 to 11/9/2020 | 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.

 8010 | Basic Painting | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Sam Velasquez
Dates: Wed, 9/23/2020 to 11/11/2020 | 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. Bring a sketchbook; a materials list will be discussed at the first class. There are no prerequisites; however, Basic Drawing is recommended.

 8088 | Experimental Landscape Painting | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeff Wheeler
Dates: Sat, 10/3/2020 to 11/21/2020 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Working from plein air (outdoor) sketching and photographs, students will learn experimental approaches to expanding on basic landscape principles to make unique works inspired by the beauty of San Antonio and the ideas and techniques of artists whose work finds beauty in their surroundings. Students will experiment with water-based painting media and mixed media applications while meeting in various outdoor locations each week. Previous drawing or painting experience recommended, but not required. *See materials list.

 ON-8001 | Basic Drawing | Online

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 9/29/2020 to 11/17/2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Studio: 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. Please see SSA website for a list of materials.

 ON-8005 | Color in Drawing | Online

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 10/3/2020 to 11/7/2020 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Studio: Online
Tuition: $165.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $150.00

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. Please see SSA website for a materials list.

 ON-8013 | Wonders of Water Media | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Mon, 9/28/2020 to 11/16/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Studio: Online
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Dive into water based media for use in daily sketching, direct painting, collage, and printmaking. Weekly demos range from wet-into-wet washes, wet-on-dry washes, use of various grounds, and ways to create glowing color using watercolor, gouache, and other mixed media approaches. Work from still-life's, the outdoors, photographs, and personal forms of self-expression. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced students. See materials list.

 ON-8063 | Portrait Drawing | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 9/29/2020 to 11/17/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Studio: Online 
Tuition: $190.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $175.00

A face captures the essence of a person-mood, expression, and personality. Expand your visual observations and drawing skills through study of proportions, contours, volumes, and facial details to render portraits in various drawing mediums. See materials list.

 ON-8098 | COVID Contemplations | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sabra Booth & Jim LaVilla-Havelin
Dates: Fri, 10/16/2020 to 11/20/2020 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Studio: Online
Tuition: $170.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $155.00

Work with artist Sabra Booth and poet Jim LaVilla-Havelin, to create pictorial and literary ruminations on living in the time of a pandemic; exercises in self-expression will be at the core of the class. Daily journal entries will be encouraged and augmented by writing prompts and readings to offer avenues for consistent observation and expression, and basics drawing techniques will be explored within the context of sketching both outdoors and indoors using pens, ink, markers, collage, and watercolor pencils. See materials list.

 
 

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8001 | Basic Drawing | Studio Class
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/22/2020 and ending 11/10/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

8002 | Drawing Beyond the Basics | Studio Class
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/21/2020 and ending 11/9/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

8010 | Basic Painting | Studio Class (Full)
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/23/2020 and ending 11/11/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

8088 | Experimental Landscape Painting | Studio
Studio Class - See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/3/2020 and ending 11/21/2020 at 1:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

ON-8001 | Basic Drawing | Online (Full)
Online Class - See description above
Please register by Sep 14
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/29/2020 and ending 11/17/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

ON-8005 | Color in Drawing | Online
Online Class - See description above
Please register by Sep 28
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 10/3/2020 and ending 11/7/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

ON-8013 | Wonders of Water Media | Online (Full)
Online Class - See description above
Please register by Sep 14
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 9/28/2020 and ending 11/16/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

ON-8063 | Portrait Drawing | Online (Full)
Online Class - See description above
Please register by Sep 14
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/29/2020 and ending 11/17/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.

ON-8098 | COVID Contemplations | Online
Online Class - See description above
Please register by Sep 28
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 10/16/2020 and ending 11/20/2020 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 170.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 155.00 ea.

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