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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 (Full)
$50 @ 50 | SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY CLASS
Students who have always wanted to draw have 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-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: Beginning
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Sat, 10/24/2015 to 10/24/2015 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $50
Single class scheduled on 10/24/2015 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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Chris Sauter
Dates: Tues, 9/22/2015 to 11/24/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 9/22/2015 and ending 11/24/2015 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. No class Oct 8 & Nov 26.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Sabra Booth
Dates: Thurs, 9/24/2015 to 12/10/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Duncan Painting & Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/24/2015 and ending 12/10/2015 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.

Level: Beginning
Instructor: Kate Terrell
Dates: Sat, 9/26/2015 to 11/28/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 9/26/2015 and ending 11/28/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8002a | 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. No class Oct 8 & Nov 26.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Karen Baker
Dates: Wed, 9/23/2015 to 12/2/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Bowers Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/23/2015 and ending 12/2/2015 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 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. No class Oct 16 & Nov 27.

Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Instructor: Gregory Johnson
Dates: Fri, 9/25/2015 to 12/11/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/25/2015 and ending 12/11/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.

8015 | Exploring Personal Imagery
MacDougall will use drawing, collage, mixed media, and painting explorations to help students discover, and uncover, ideas and concepts. Students will begin with drawing materials and a color palette in water-based pigments to study composition while working with both photographic images and their own imagination. Exercises and design studies will develop a fluid, very personal approach to a thematic series. Prerequisite: Students should have taken at least one Basic Drawing and Basic Painting class or equivalent experience.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Jeannette MacDougall
Dates: Tues, 10/13/2015 to 11/17/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Briscoe Studio | Campus: Ursuline
Tuition: $165 | Members: $150
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 10/13/2015 and ending 11/17/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $165.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $150.00 ea.

8024 | Deep in the Bone
This course offers the opportunity to learn dynamic anatomy from a life size human skeleton, an important process to enhance 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 on various perspectives of the skeleton. Anatomical vocabulary will be discussed, although drawing will be the focus of this course. Instructor demos will be provided. Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience is required.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Alex Rubio
Dates: Wed, 9/23/2015 to 11/25/2015 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $270 | Members: $255
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 9/23/2015 and ending 11/25/2015 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $270.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $255.00 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 Oct 8 & Nov 26.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Mike Fisher
Dates: Thurs, 9/24/2015 to 12/10/2015 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Drawing Studio | Campus: Navarro
Tuition: $265 | Members: $250
Irregular classes scheduled starting 9/24/2015 and ending 12/10/2015 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $265.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $250.00 ea.