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Art for Everyone!

Drawing

Drawing is a learned skill, based on hand-eye coordination, which can be learned by anyone, and it's a basic tool needed for virtually all classes at the SSA.

8000 | Introduction to Drawing
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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Thurs, 3/2/2017 to 3/2/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $75 | Members/Seniors (65+): $75

 

8001a | Basic Drawing
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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Tues, 1/17/2017 to 3/21/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255

 

8001b | Basic Drawing
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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Julia Barbosa-Landois
Dates: Wed, 1/18/2017 to 3/22/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255

 

8001c | Basic Drawing
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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jerry Cabrera
Dates: Fri, 1/20/2017 to 3/24/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255

 

8002 | Drawing Studio
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 15.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Wed, 1/18/2017 to 3/29/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255

 

8005 | Drawing with Color
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.

Level: New | Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 1/21/2017 to 3/25/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255

 

8007 | Design Fundamentals
Two-dimensional design is an essential foundation for all studio art courses. This basic design course introduces the elements and principles of two-dimensional art and explores how they are applied in creative works. Emphasis is on developing strong design concepts, compositions, technique, and style while experimenting with a variety of materials. No drawing or painting experience is required. Bring an 11 by 14-inch drawing pad, a selection of pencils, and an eraser. Additional materials will be discussed at the first class.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Mon, 1/23/2017 to 3/27/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $255 | Members/Seniors (65+): $240

 

8025 | The Figure In Drawing and Painting
This course offers a combination of traditional and alternative approaches to the body in art. Students will explore various interpretations of the human form, from representation to abstraction. To develop their personal style, students will work from live models and personal images, using a variety of water-based media and experimental techniques. Bring an 18 by 24-inch drawing pad, a selection of pencils, and an eraser to the first class; additional materials will be discussed at that time. Model fees are included. Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Tues, 1/24/2017 to 3/28/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $295 | Members/Seniors (65+): $280

 

8028 | Deep in the Bone
This course will offer students the opportunity to learn anatomy from a life-size human skeleton. This intensive course is important for students seeking to enhance their observational knowledge and skills of drawing the human form. Dramatic poses and lighting will enable students to focus on the complex skeletal structure as well as various perspectives of the skeleton. Anatomical vocabulary of bones and structures and the tradition of écorché/moulage will be discussed. Intensive drawing techniques such as foreshortening, dynamic perspective, high contrast blending, and rendering will be pursued in this class. Instructor demos will be provided. Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience is required.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Jeremiah Teutsch
Dates: Mon, 1/23/2017 to 3/27/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250

 

8080 | Cartooning, Comics, Caricature, and Anime
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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 1/19/2017 to 3/23/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Members/Seniors (65+): $255