Winter 2019 Kids’ Drawing Classes–IRVINE

Visual art of any sort can be distilled down to lines, values (light and dark), colors, and edges (how sharp or blurry the brush strokes are). I base my teaching around these 4 concepts. In this 12-week class, we will spend each session focusing on one or more of these topics. We will cover core concepts, tips, and tricks to help you learn to apply these concepts to your art.

We will be focusing on drawing in black and white and also in color using watercolor pencils.  They work like colored pencils, but you can spread them like watercolor paint by using a wet paintbrush. Some days we will work on specific exercises together and other days you will be working from photo references you bring, or you can use my photo references.

If you’d like to join your child and draw, then you are welcome to join us as well.  Please book a second spot, though, as seats are limited and may fill up.

Dates and Times:   Saturdays from 1-3pm, from January 12, 2019 to April 20, 2018, skipping 1/19, 3/30, and 4/6 due to school vacations likely to conflict for people.

Location:   Dave’s home studio in UHills (address provided after registration). Only 7 seats per class are available, so if you’re interested, don’t hesitate.

Price:  The 12-week session rate is $299, or $30 per 2-hour session for drop-ins.  The 12-week session rate represents a $61 savings (17% off) over the drop-in rate for those 24 hours worth of classes.  Course fees do not include materials. See the following section for details.

Materials :  The materials list for the course is here. The required materials will include charcoal and graphite pencils, watercolor pencils, and a mixed media drawing pad. 

How to sign up:

To sign up for the 12-week kids’ session…
Alternatively, to sign up for individual weeks on a drop-in basis…
Class Date (mm/dd/yy) Concepts Covered Add Class To Cart
Week 1: Drawing in 3 Dimensions 01/12/19 Line, Value, Edges
Week 2: Color Theory, Color Mixing, Drawing/Painting in Color 01/26/19 Value, Color
Week 3: Perspective Drawing 02/02/19 Line,Value
Week 4: Atmospheric Perspective 02/9/19 Value, Color
Week 5: Edges & Brushwork 02/16/19 Edges
Week 6: Composition 02/23/19 Line, Value
Week 7: Connect Your Darks 03/2/19 Value, Color
Week 8: Putting It All Together: Trees 03/9/19 Line, Value, Color, Edges
Week 9: Putting It All Together: Rocks 03/16/19 Line, Value, Color, Edges
Week 10: Putting It All Together: Clouds 03/23/19 Line, Value, Color, Edges
Week 11: Putting It All Together Birds 04/13/19 Line, Value, Color, Edges
Week 12: Putting It All Together Pets 04/20/19 Line, Value, Color, Edges