Adult students experience a warm, congenial and supportive environment to learn and create in. The large roster of programs, are designed to allow each individual to advance at his or her own pace. Each class offers a nice balance between challenging, fun, creative, and skill-based approaches. Working with professional instructors who are practicing artists, helps to inspire students and ensure the latest studio approaches are being taught.
- Drawing & Painting: Contemporary Approaches
- Drawing for Beginners
- Master Class in Portraiture
- Portrait and Figure Drawing
Course are listed in alphabetical order.
Drawing & Painting: Contemporary Approaches
with Bogdan Luca
This course explores contemporary approaches to drawing and painting. Emphasis will be placed on the development of independent themes and ideas, irrespective of the student’s skill level: those with some experience in painting or students at a more advanced level are welcome. Working from still life, photographic images and/or independent themes and ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques through the use of custom tools and materials, with a view to developing a basis for a unique formal language.
Mondays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM with TBAMaterial List Coming Soon
Wednesdays 7:00-10:00 PM with Bogdan LucaDownload Material List
Drawing for Beginners
This program is designed for beginners, as well as those who wish to improve their drawing skills and refine their understanding of visual language. Using pencils, conté and charcoal, fundamental techniques such as proportion, shape, perspective, line weights, shading, value and highlighting will be explored. Students will develop their drawing skills and become confident with the tools of visual expression.
Mondays 7:00-9:00 PM /Jennifer HinrichsDownload Material List
Tuesdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM /Bogdan LucaDownload Material List
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 PM /Martha JohnsonDownload Material List
Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 PM /Martha JohnsonDownload Material List
Thursdays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM /Bogdan Luca (Fall & Winter) / Sadko Hadzihasanovic (Spring)Download Material List (Fall and Winter) | Material List Coming (Spring)
Fridays 12:30-3:30 PM /Joseph RomantiniDownload Material List
Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM /Martha JohnsonDownload Material List
Master Class in Portraiture
with John Viljoen
This structured curriculum responds to the increasing desire of serious artists to acquire the skills to be able to paint the portrait from life. Precise consideration will be given to accurate drawing and the effects of light on form. Working on a single piece throughout the term, you will cultivate an ability to challenge yourself, problem-solve and self-correct. Instruction will be in the form of intensive, daily demonstrations and individual critique. Using traditional ideas and techniques, you will create a personal expression through technical excellence. The only prerequisites are self-motivation, a passion to learn, and desire to be pushed to very high levels. You will perceive more deeply, think more clearly, and create more skillfully with your own hands, in this field where skills count! This is an ARC approved Atelier course.
Thursdays 7:00-10:00 PMDownload Material List
Portrait and Figure Drawing
with Paul Robert Turner
Designed for students who would like to explore the human figure in depth, this class will delve into the many subtle details of working with this subject matter. Students will depict the human figure in the context of its surrounding space and will address some of the issues related to drawing this complex form. Proportion, shape, line, value and capturing the individual's character will be some of the topics dealt with in this studio class. This course is suitable for both beginners and those who have had some experience with drawing.
Thursdays 12:45-3:45 PMDownload Material List