Drawing - Students will learn how to "draw what they see" using pencil, charcoal and pastel. They will learn how to take what they see and put it on paper. They will learn shape, form, proportions, and values.
Painting - We explore all areas of painting including oil, acrylic, & watercolor. Students will learn how to properly use a paintbrush and how to make proper brush strokes and blending techniques.
Comics & Illustration - Illustration and comics are more than just funny characters and advertising, they are the arts of storytelling! In this class students will learn how to create a comic to communicate a story in a visually beautiful, and intriguing way. They will learn that understanding the design principles that go into any work of art apply to sequential and narrative art as well.
Digital Art: Procreate - This class is designed for students who are new to digital art, and want to learn how to get started. Students will learn to use the Procreate App on the iPad to create a series of illustrations designed to introduce them to several different ways of working in a digital medium. The focus of this class is to familiarize the students with the tools, so that after completion of the course, they will feel equipped and empowered to create their own artwork in any digital art software. Note: students must bring their own iPad equipped with Procreate.
Sculpture - students will learn how to make three dimensional objects learning form, positive and negative space. We will use a large variety of materials including traditional clay sculpture to paper mache and recycled materials.
Wheel Throwing - students learn the skill of centering and evenly distributing clay to make cups, bowls, and plates, as well as the application of handles. Gaining control of these skills further prepares each student for more advanced techniques. Students will also learn techniques to finish their pieces to a hirer level with clay stamps and imprints as well as glazing techniques.
Printmaking - Students will explore from styrofoam boards to linoleum to collagraphs! We experiment with different types of paper, cardboard, ink, paint and collage in this fun art form.
Illustration - Students will learn to develop a character from their minds and develop their worlds and how to put in on paper! They will develop important skills such as proportions and light and shadow and work in a variety of media!
Our classes run for 12 week sessions (unless stated otherwise) to allow for students to have time to learn concepts and develop and complete complicated art pieces.
Our classes are built around age and skill level. We try to offer classes with your schedule in mind! We have 1 hour all the way to 2 1/2 hour classes from 5 through adult.