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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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8000 | Introduction to Drawing
$50 @ 50 | SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CLASS
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: New | Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat, 5/30/2015 to 5/30/2015 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 5/30/2015 and ending 5/30/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $50.00 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 Jun 30.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Tues, 6/2/2015 to 8/11/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/2/2015 and ending 8/11/2015 at 9:30AM
 
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: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 6/2/2015 to 8/4/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 6/2/2015 and ending 8/4/2015 at 6:30PM
 
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. No class Jul 3.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Fri, 6/5/2015 to 8/14/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/5/2015 and ending 8/14/2015 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 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 Jul 4.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 6/6/2015 to 8/15/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/6/2015 and ending 8/15/2015 at 9:30AM
 
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: Beginnging/Intermediate
Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Thurs, 6/4/2015 to 8/6/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/4/2015 and ending 8/6/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 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, 7/10/2015 to 7/12/2015 | 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 6/1/2015 and ending 6/7/2015 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $135.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $150.00 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 the 20th century art history.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Mon, 6/1/2015 to 8/3/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/1/2015 and ending 8/3/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.

8018 | Drawing Exercises: Active Looking
Musician Brian Eno's first rule was "honor thy error as a hidden intention." This approach is a valuable and fluid response to art making. This course will be an exploration of "active looking," focusing the observation on an activity within an object or picture that's revealed slowly over time. Within this state of readiness, visual decisions can be determined not only by desire but by context. One of the great pedagogues of art, Joseph Bueys, stressed the importance of drawing as a form of thinking. Thus, the requirements for this course will be drawing paper and various tools for mark-making, but most importantly, a capacity to engage in the constant dialogue of active looking.

Level: New | All Levels
Instructor: Jesse Amado
Dates: Wed, 6/3/2015 to 8/5/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 6/1/2015 and ending 8/5/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 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 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. No class Jul 1.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Alex Rubio
Dates: Wed, 7/8/2015 to 8/19/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $215 | Members: $200
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 7/8/2015 and ending 8/19/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $200.00 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, 6/4/2015 to 8/6/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/4/2015 and ending 8/6/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.