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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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8000a | 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. 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, one-day introductory class be the stepping stone to future art classes. All supplies provided.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat, 5/20/2017 to 5/20/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $75 | Members/Seniors (65+): $60

Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/20/2017 and ending 5/20/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

8000b | 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. 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, one-day introductory class be the stepping stone to future art classes. All supplies provided.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Tues, 5/30/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $75 | Members/Seniors (65+): $60
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/30/2017 and ending 5/30/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 75.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 60.00 ea.

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. No class on Jul 4.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Sarah Fox
Dates: Tues, 5/30/2017 to 8/8/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 5/30/2017 and ending 8/8/2017 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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Mira Hnatyshyn
Dates: Wed, 6/7/2017 to 8/9/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/7/2017 and ending 8/9/2017 at 9:00AM
 
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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 6/3/2017 to 8/5/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 6/3/2017 and ending 8/5/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.

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. Note: Intermediate level students may also register for 8001c. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Thurs, 6/8/2017 to 8/10/2017 | 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250


Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/8/2017 and ending 8/10/2017 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 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 is a basic course 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, 7/28/2017 to 7/30/2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/28/2017 and ending 7/30/2017 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 develop the ability to create surrealist images.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Fri - Sun, 7/14/2017 to 7/16/2017 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $180 | Members/Seniors (65+): $165
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 7/14/2017 and ending 7/16/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 180.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 165.00 ea.

8058 | Emotive Drawing Workshop
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.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Jessica DeCuir
Dates: Fri - Sun, 6/23/2017 to 6/25/2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150 | Members/Seniors (65+): $135

Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Friday and Saturday starting 6/23/2017 and ending 6/25/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

8059 | From Concept to Creation
This is a course for artists working in all media who want to explore a more self-directed practice. Exercises are designed to help students bridge skill and concept, (re)discover individual creative interests, and recover from artist's block. Students will strengthen their artistic direction through writing, drawing, building a personal image file, and completing concept-driven projects tailored to their media of choice.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Julia Barbosa-Landois
Dates: Mon, 6/5/2017 to 8/7/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 8/7/2017 at 6:30PM
 
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, 6/8/2017 to 8/10/2017 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Members/Seniors (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/8/2017 and ending 8/10/2017 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.