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…||N/A–now that we’re half way through the 12 weeks, it’s cheaper to do individual sessions.|
|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||N/A–date has passed|
|Week 2: Color Theory, Color Mixing, Drawing/Painting in Color||01/26/19||Value, Color||N/A–date has passed|
|Week 3: Perspective Drawing||02/02/19||Line,Value||N/A–date has passed|
|Week 4: Atmospheric Perspective||02/9/19||Value, Color||N/A–date has passed|
|Week 5: Edges & Brushwork||02/16/19||Edges||N/A–date has passed|
|Week 6: Composition||02/23/19||Line, Value||N/A–date has passed|
|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|