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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 (Full)
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 3-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: Section d is also open to intermediate level students. NOTE: This studio is not wheelchair accessible. (No class Mar 28)

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jesse Amado
Dates: Sat, 1/24/2015 to 4/4/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/24/2015 and ending 4/4/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8001b | Basic Drawing (Full)
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 3-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: Section d is also open to intermediate level students.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Julia Barbosa-Landois
Dates: Tues, 1/27/2015 to 3/31/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/27/2015 and ending 3/31/2015 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 3-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: Section d is also open to intermediate level students.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Tues, 1/27/2015 to 3/31/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/27/2015 and ending 3/31/2015 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 3-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: Section d is also open to intermediate level students.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Thurs, 1/29/2015 to 4/2/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/29/2015 and ending 4/2/2015 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-inch or 18- by 24-inch) and a selection of pencils and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience helpful. NOTE: Intermediate level students may also register for 8001d. (No class Mar 5)

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Thurs, 1/29/2015 to 4/9/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/29/2015 and ending 4/9/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 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 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 various perspectives of the skeleton. Anatomical vocabulary of bones and structures will be discussed and 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: All Levels
Instructor: Alex Rubio
Dates: Fri, 1/30/2015 to 4/3/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 1/30/2015 and ending 4/3/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.

8042 | Drawing With Ink
This advanced class will begin by exploring the tools and medium for drawing with ink. Throughout art history, ink has played an important role as a fundamental medium for drawing from life and imagination. It has also functioned as a medium of choice for both preparatory sketches as well as final masterpieces. In this course, the student will draw from live models, objects, photo references and imagination. Ink as a final medium will present many various options and opportunities to explore new techniques, tools, and ideas. The student will keep a sketchbook and complete advanced drawings in this course. Prerequisite: Basic or intermediate drawing course experience is required. (No class Mar 2)

Level: Advanced
Instructor: Vincent Valdez
Dates: Mon, 1/26/2015 to 4/6/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $295 | Members: $280
Irregular classes scheduled starting 1/26/2015 and ending 4/6/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $280.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $295.00 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, and inking and coloring ? all aimed towards the refinement of the student's own narratives and ideas. Bring a 9 by 12-inch sketchbook and a sharpened pencil to the first class. Open to ages 15 and up.

Level: All Levels | Age 15 & up
Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 1/29/2015 to 4/2/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/29/2015 and ending 4/2/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.