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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.

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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. Note: 8001d is open to intermediate-level students. (No class Jul 4)

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Fri, 5/30/2014 to 8/8/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/30/2014 and ending 8/8/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

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. Note: 8001d is open to intermediate-level students.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 5/31/2014 to 8/2/2014 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/31/2014 and ending 8/2/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

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. Note: 8001d is open to intermediate-level students.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Michele Monseau
Dates: Tues, 6/3/2014 to 8/5/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/3/2014 and ending 8/5/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8001d | 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. Note: 8001d is open to intermediate-level students.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Tues, 6/10/2014 to 8/12/2014 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/10/2014 and ending 8/12/2014 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8002a | 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. Note: 8001a | Basic Drawing is open to intermediate level students. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Karen Baker
Dates: Wed, 6/4/2014 to 8/6/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/4/2014 and ending 8/6/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8002b | 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. Note: 8001a | Basic Drawing is open to intermediate level students. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Thurs, 6/5/2014 to 8/7/2014 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/5/2014 and ending 8/7/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8005 | Sumi-e Drawing Techiniques
Students will be introduced to drawing in ink on paper using of quill pens and brushes. Techniques for creating "brutalized line" drawings, which resemble an engraver's marks, as well as use of washes for adding a variety of tones to the monochromatic ink drawings will be covered. Interpretive skills will be strengthened as students draw from observation, making immediate directional decisions while the ink is wet. Tuition includes most materials; students should bring drawing pencils and an 11 by 14-inch sketch pad to the first class.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Marguerite McCarthy
Dates: Wed, 6/11/2014 to 8/13/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/11/2014 and ending 8/13/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.

8008 | Color Design
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 2-dimensional design problems and the formal, technical, creative and psychological aspects of color usage will be introduced and emphasized. This course is essential for understanding how to use color and apply it effectively in all areas of art. Basic Design.1 helpful, but not required.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Fri - Sun, 7/11/2014 to 7/13/2014 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $150 | Members: $135
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/11/2014 and ending 7/13/2014 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.

8016 | Drawing Surrealism
This course instills drawing and drafting techniques through the exploration of subconscious chance. Students will learn foundational methods of drawing with spatial techniques, basic perspective, line, scale, and color theories. Modeling techniques along with a variety of drawing mediums such as graphite, color pencil, charcoal, conté and pen & ink will be emphasized. Drawing from the subconscious, the imagination, and from life will further develop the ability to create surrealist images. Students will be provided with lectures and examples of the Surrealist Movement in 20th century art history.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 6/3/2014 to 8/5/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/3/2014 and ending 8/5/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8026 | The Figure: Advanced Studies
This advanced course is an intensive exploration of various techniques and approaches depicting the anatomy and construction of the human body. The skeletal and muscular structures of the body, dramatic lighting and drapery on the body will be explored. Through exercises, students will experiment with the following: charcoal, conté crayon, grey-scale pastels and graphite. 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. Tuition includes model fee. Prerequisite: 8025 | The Figure in Drawing & Painting or similar experience.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Vincent Valdez
Dates: Thurs, 6/5/2014 to 7/31/2014 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $280 | Members: $265
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/5/2014 and ending 7/31/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.

8028 | Deep in the Bone
This course will offer students the opportunity to learn dynamic anatomy from a life size human skeleton. This intensive course is important for the student that seeks to enhance their observational knowledge and drawing techniques of 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 will be discussed. Drawing will be the focus of this course. Instructor demos will be provided. Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience is required.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Alex Rubio
Dates: Wed, 6/4/2014 to 8/6/2014 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/4/2014 and ending 8/6/2014 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

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, 5/29/2014 to 8/7/2014 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $260 | Members: $245
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/29/2014 and ending 8/7/2014 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $245.00 ea.