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 | Fall Semester

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.

 8000 | Introduction to Drawing

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Fri, 1/19/2018 to 1/19/2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley 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 | Core Class | Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Mon, 1/22/2018 to 4/2/2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255.00

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, 1/23/2018 to 3/27/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255.00

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 | Core Class | Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Fri, 1/26/2018 to 3/30/2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255.00

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.

 8002 | Drawing Studio

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Wed, 1/24/2018 to 4/4/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255.00

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.

 8005 | Drawing with Color

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Core Class | Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 1/20/2018 to 3/24/2018 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $270.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255.00

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.

 8030 | Studio Time

Level: Intermediate/Advanced | Instructor: Benjamin McVey
Dates: Wed, 1/24/2018 to 3/28/2018 | 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.

 8058 | Emotive Drawing Workshop

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/17/2018 to 2/18/2018 | 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, 1/25/2018 to 3/29/2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270.00 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255.00

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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