Come and develop artistic skills and have fun interacting with other budding artists. You will start to discover your own personal style, while working from themes and many different inspirations. You will be introduced to specific drawing and painting fundamentals and techniques including, line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading, highlighting, colour perspective and collage. So, experiment, explore and trust your creative instincts.
Looking at shapes and shading students will draw animals or fantasy creatures using pencil and an ultra-fine tip marker on paper. These will be cut out into pop up elements within a diorama scene.
Students will develop a background, middle ground and foreground to create a scene for their diorama.
Inspired by historical and contemporary artists, students will create a whimsical animal portrait. This third class will focus on the drawing of their character with emphasis on shapes and proportions.
Students will continue painting to finalize their animal portraits. Fine detailing techniques such as hatching and pointillism will be demonstrated.
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
Ultra-fine tip black permanent marker
Cold pressed watercolour or heavy mixed media paper
(11x 15 inch)
Glue gun with glue sticks or tape
Watercolour set or acrylic paint set ( student’s choice)
Sandra Tarantino received a Bachelor of Fine Arts through the Ontario College of Art and Design and Bachelor of Education at Western University. She has actively participated in the artistic community as Founder and Director of C1 art space from 2004-2011 and Co-founding Director of AWOL Gallery and Studios from 1996-2012. She is a past recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Visual Artist Grant (2007, 2005, 2003), Exhibition Assistance Grant (2006, 2005) and Artist in Education Grant (from 2008 to 2012). Teaching all ages in a variety of media including mural creation, mixed media painting and ceramic sculpture, she currently teaches at Avenue Road Arts School and throughout GTA communities and schools with various arts organizations including VIBE Arts. Tarantino’s personal art practice incorporates elements of both painting and sculpture through shaped canvases, ceramic figurative pieces and other mixed media work, which are held in private and corporate collections across Canada, U.S.A and Europe. Visit www.sandratarantino.com.