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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.

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8000 | Introduction to Drawing (Full)
Students who have always wanted to draw have a great opportunity in this entry level class. Get a step-by-step, hands-on guided tour of line drawing with charcoal and pencil. 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. Tuition includes materials; however students are welcome to bring drawing materials of their choice. Please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat, 1/16/2016 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $75 | Members: $60
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/16/2016 and ending 1/16/2016 at 12:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $60.00 ea.

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. This studio is not wheelchair accessible.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jesse Amado
Dates: Sat, 1/23/2016 to 3/26/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 1/23/2016 and ending 3/26/2016 at 9:00AM
 
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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Julia Barbosa-Landois
Dates: Tues, 1/26/2016 to 3/29/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/26/2016 and ending 3/29/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8001c | 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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Thurs, 1/28/2016 to 3/31/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/28/2016 and ending 3/31/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8002a | Drawing Studio (Full)
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) , a selection of pencils and an eraser; additional materials will be discussed at the first class. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience helpful.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Karen Baker
Dates: Mon, 1/25/2016 to 3/28/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 1/25/2016 and ending 3/28/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8024 | 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: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Alex Rubio
Dates: Fri, 1/29/2016 to 4/1/2016 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 1/29/2016 and ending 4/1/2016 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

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. This studio is not wheelchair accessible.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Tues, 1/19/2016 to 3/22/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $295 | Members: $280
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/19/2016 and ending 3/22/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $295.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $280.00 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
Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 1/28/2016 to 3/31/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/28/2016 and ending 3/31/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8081 | Dream Comics Workshop
Students can expect to gain a solid understanding of how comics work by converting a loosely organized narrative into an effective and personal piece of sequential art. Starting with a brief, collaborative free-writing, dream-based exercise each student will create a short, concentrated piece of text to build a one-page comic from. Then time will be devoted to idea generation, sketching, experimentation with layouts, breakdowns, character design, etc. Short slide lectures detailing these ideas as well as the fundamental grammar of comics and useful narrative concepts such as panel closure, use of emanate and speech bubbles, diegetic vs. extra-diegetic story elements, etc will also be covered. Students convert their ideas and concepts into final, polished comics. During this portion there will be discussions about composition across the whole page and within individual panels, use of mark and value, and other graphic and formal considerations. Please see SSA website for materials list. Please register by Feb 13.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Matt Rebholz
Dates: Sat, 2/27/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Gen Ed Classroom | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $150 | Members: $135
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 2/27/2016 and ending 2/27/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.

8200 | Experimental Drawing
Through a series of projects combining a variety of media techniques with the use of appropriation and collaboration, Wheeler will challenge students to rethink everything they thought they knew about drawing. This will be a fun yet intense three-day course designed to lead students down avenues they didn't know existed. Without giving away too much, the work made will include collaborations with classmates, drawing on top of thrift store paintings and work on ready-made ceramic objects. Please see SSA website for a list of materials. Please register by Mar 3.

Level: Visiting Artist/Special Class | All Levels
Instructor: Jeffrey Wheeler
Dates: Fri - Sun, 3/18/2016 to 3/20/2016 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $250 | Members: $235
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 3/18/2016 and ending 3/20/2016 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $235.00 ea.