Create an Art Portfolio with Word and Image to Inspire Paintings
3:30 PM -5:00 PM
Members : $320
Non- members: $350
September: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October: 7, 14, 21, 28
November: 4, 11, 18 | November 25 NO CLASS (Thanksgiving Break)
December: 2, 9 | December 16 Holiday Cookies Reception, Art Exhibition & Awards
Ages: Grades 2-5
Expand creative thinking, explore possibilities for imagery, create paintings full of wonder and meaning. Inspiration will draw from word and visual prompts that stimulate the child’s thought and emotional responses.
Nature, self, relationships and the five senses will be explored. Classes will alternate, even days will be devoted to working drawing and odd days will be devoted to creating paintings. Awareness of the fundamentals of art composition will be seamlessly taught in an intuitive, child driven way.
Supplies provided: Ebony pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, pastels, acrylic paint and collage materials. Students will build heavy paper portfolio cases to take created works home, at the end of the course.
2022 Classes and workshops
January 15, 22, 29 I February 5, 12, 26
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Non- Members: $200
Learn how to accurately draw animals and place them in a nature setting. In this class the concentration will be on hawks and other raptors,horses,big cats, bears, alligators and apes. If one has a favorite animal not mentioned above, the instructor will help the student individually with the selection. After studying form, proportion, and features of each creature, the student will draw various poses and learn to depict action for a dynamic finished drawing in pencil or charcoal. A sketchbook will be provided for at home practice. Each student will choose a favorite drawing and complete a painting on canvas in acrylic as the final project.
Introduction to writing and illustrating a CHILDREN'S book
A three day workshop for adults
January 13 , 20, 27
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Workshop Day One: Let's start with the main character!
The character you create should drive the story and connect your reader in an emotional and empathetic way. Develop your character in pencil and experiment with techniques, media and style. then create the antagonist. Create names for your characters.
Workshop Day Two: Let's keep it simple!
Writing a story can be a daunting endeavor. One's mind fills with so many ideas. We will start with one sentence that states the main character's problem, desire, dream...(Ex. penguin wants to learn to ski) . Then create the beginning , the middle, and the end in a natural way, without editing. Insert the antagonist's action or words that challenge the main character's resolution to overcome any difficulty.
Workshop Day Three: Put it together!
Create a 32 page storyboard with text ( under 1,000 words) and simple sketches of your characters in various actions within a setting. Edit. Then create a dummy book.
Materials to bring: Sketchbook ( tablet if desired) and notepad.