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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 will love this entry level class. 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. Please bring a bag lunch.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Tues, 5/24/2016 to 5/24/2016 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $75
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/24/2016 and ending 5/24/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $75.00 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 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. Course may be repeated for additional drawing practicum.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Tues, 5/31/2016 to 8/2/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Member/Senior (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/31/2016 and ending 8/2/2016 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. Course may be repeated for additional drawing practicum.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Benjamin McVey
Dates: Fri, 6/3/2016 to 8/5/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Member/Senior (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 6/3/2016 and ending 8/5/2016 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. Prerequisite: Basic Drawing or equivalent experience.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate | Core Class
Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Thurs, 6/2/2016 to 8/4/2016 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Member/Senior (65+): $250
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 6/2/2016 and ending 8/4/2016 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8016 | Drawing Surrealism | Date Change
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. Lectures and examples of the Surrealist Movement in the 20th century art history will be part of the class.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Kim Bishop
Dates: Mon, 6/13/2016 to 8/8/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Building: Negley Building
Tuition: $220 | Member/Senior (65+): $205
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/13/2016 and ending 8/8/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $220.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $205.00 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. No class June 16.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 6/2/2016 to 8/11/2016 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $265 | Member/Senior (65+): $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 6/2/2016 and ending 8/11/2016 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.