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 Course Descriptions

 8000 | Introduction to Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Fri, 6/1/2018 to 6/1/2018 | 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 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: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 5/29/2018 to 7/31/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

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: Mira Hnatyshyn
Dates: Wed, 5/30/2018 to 8/8/2018 | 9:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

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 Jul 4.

 8001c | Basic Drawing | Date Change

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 6/2/2018 to 8/11/2018 | 9:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

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 July 14.

 8002 | Drawing Studio

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Thurs, 6/7/2018 to 8/2/2018 | 9:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $235.00

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. Note: Intermediate level students may also register for 8001c. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience.

 8008 | Color Design

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Fri - Sun, 7/20/2018 to 7/22/2018 | 10:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Studio: Droste Design Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135.00

Color Design is a three-day in-depth exploration of color theory and color interaction. This course considers color as a descriptive and expressive element of art, emphasizing color perception and application. Investigations of two-dimensional design problems and the formal, technical, creative, and psychological aspects of color usage will be introduced and emphasized. This is a basic course essential for understanding how to use color and apply it effectively in all areas of art. Basic Design 1 helpful but not required. Please see SSA website for a list of materials.

 8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting in the Hill

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/9/2018 to 6/10/2018 | 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 pre-ordering a gourmet meal through arrangements with the instructor. Please see SSA website for details and a list of suggested materials.

 8020 | Expressive Drawing with Charcoal

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Wed, 6/13/2018 to 7/25/2018 | 9:00 AM- 11:45 AM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $190.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $175.00

Tap into the expressive potential of the charcoal drawing medium. This six-week course will cover charcoal materials and methods applied to a diverse subject matter. A variety of mark making and tonal techniques emphasizing illusions of line movement, light, shadow, and space will be emphasized in still-life, landscape, architectural interiors, and figurative subjects. Studio and independent projects will be assigned, along with weekly instructor and peer group feedback. Bring some charcoal, a kneaded eraser, and drawing pad to the first session. Please see SSA website for the complete materials list. Some drawing experience is preferred. No class Jul 4.

 8080 | Cartooning Comics, Caricature and Anime

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 6/7/2018 to 8/9/2018 | 6:30 PM- 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250.00

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.

 
 

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8000 | Introduction to Drawing (Full)
Fri, 6/1/2018 - 6/1/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 6/1/2018 and ending 6/1/2018 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.

8001a | Basic Drawing (Full)
Tues, 5/29/2018 - 7/31/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/29/2018 and ending 7/31/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

8001b | Basic Drawing
Wed, 5/30/2018 - 8/8/2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/30/2018 and ending 8/8/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

8001c | Basic Drawing | Date Change
Sat, 6/2/2018 - 8/11/2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/2/2018 and ending 8/11/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

8002 | Drawing Studio
Thurs, 6/7/2018 - 8/2/2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/14/2018 and ending 8/9/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

8008 | Color Design
Fri - Sun, 7/20/2018 - 7/22/2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/20/2018 and ending 7/22/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.

8017 | A Weekend of Drawing & Painting in the Hill Country
Sat & Sun, 6/9/2018 - 6/10/2018 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 6/9/2018 and ending 6/10/2018 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.

8020 | Expressive Drawing with Charcoal
Wed, 6/13/2018 - 7/25/2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
See description above.
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/13/2018 and ending 7/25/2018 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.

8080 | Cartooning Comics, Caricature and Anime
Thurs, 6/7/2018 - 8/9/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/7/2018 and ending 8/9/2018 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.

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