Basic Drawing in Pencil Workshop

All levels. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, this course will help you create clear images. You will do multiple drawing exercises to improve your skills and awaken your ability to translate what you see onto paper. You will practice using line, mass, form, value, perspective and composition. Photos will be provided…

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Self-Expression through Chinese Calligraphy Art

Chinese calligraphy as an art form is life fully experienced through the energy and motion of marks on paper, with time and rhythm in shifting space. The speed, acceleration and deceleration of the writer’s moves and turns give “spirit” to the characters by greatly influencing their final result. It requires the writer to have perfect…

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Artistic Fashion Illustration

This workshop will demonstrate how to sketch and transform the stylish lady’s figure into a fantasyland. To start, students will learn the basics of fashion illustration and then compose the resulting illustrated model into a matching artistic and colorful world of pattern. Student will discover sources inspiration to be able to continue to work at…

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A Creative Vision Transforms to an Elegant, Portable Sculpture – a Handbag!

Ms. Pinter will demonstrate where to get inspiration, how to sketch an idea, analyze the functionality, construct the sewing pattern, and use the visual artwork on the finished piece. Learn how to select colors and material for this every day necessary accessory, your wearable artwork: a handbag. For this process, I will give you directions…

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Color with Sargent

John Singer Sargent was a master of color. His blacks were textured, his whites were complex and his side-by-side use of warm and cool colors gave his work vibrancy. In this one day workshop students will study Sargent’s work through a lecture and slide presentation. Working in either watercolor or acrylic, students will complete color…

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Mural Workshop

Spend a few hours tapping into your inner artist working collaboratively with a group to create a piece of public art. Learn what its like to be part of the process to create large scale works of art that will live and enrich its environment. Ideally, the location should have a wall space for this.…

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Mini Comics! Workshop: One-Day School Visit

Like comics? Many cartoonists got their start by making them in MINI form! In this workshop Laura Lee teaches about the visual-storytelling basics, from sequential story structure to camera angles. Students will then apply these new ideas by developing their own characters and writing VERY short stories (a six panel scene) for their new characters…

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Colored Pencils & Acrylics

The layering of colored pencils and acrylics is a fantastic technique for building up soft textures, sharp edges, and rich colors. Drawing from colorful photographs or still-life objects of flora and fauna, we will explore the techniques used to take colored pencils a step beyond their traditional use.

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Color Theory through Watercolor

Understanding color is essential to creating work that captivates the eye and evokes certain moods or emotions. Through a series of fun exercises, you will learn to understand tints, shades and tones, the color wheel, complimentary colors, warm and cool colors, and color schemes. You will also produce useful charts and swatches which you can consult for future reference.…

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Portrait Painting in Oil

Discover how a portrait is so much more than simply recording proportions; instead, it can be one of the most expressive drawings you can create. Identifying the simple patterns and forms that are the basis for a well-designed portrait, students will learn through demonstration to use form, value, and line to develop expression. Students should bring a large photo (at least 8″ x 10″) from which to work. Photos taken in natural light with clear contrast are recommended. The class can be taught with a live model if the statewide partner wishes to provide one.

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