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Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ILUS-2849-02
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

Plants and flowers have been an inspiration and source for investigation for artists for hundreds of years. In this two-day workshop, students, through video lectures and presentations, discover how to create their own beautiful botanical illustrations while getting acquainted with the multitude of patterns, shapes, colors and textures botanicals provide. The history of botanical illustration and how to recognize botanical forms is given; equipped with this knowledge, students, working independently, paint photographic botanical specimens provided by the instructor using gouache, an opaque watercolor. Students discover the broad range of color intensity and coverage that gouache provides while experimenting with transparent layering to opaque coverage in developing dynamic botanical illustrations. Emphasis is on individual growth and approach done through video chats alternating with group meetings to see work.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Carol Schwartz (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 25 - 26 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DWG-0616
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

Drawing is the foundation of artistic study, practice and communication. In this fast-paced weekend experience, students explore the fundamentals of drawing to learn how to render what they see. Beginning with examples of how to describe shapes with line, weight and stroke direction, they move quickly to the study and observation of light and shadow. The class explores additive and reductive methods with the aim of completion of an accurate drawing using a range of values. Drawing materials include graphite, charcoal and erasure. Subjects, including natural and everyday objects, are provided.

Notes:
- Class consists of video tutorials, demonstrations and presentations. Zoom meetings provide an opportunity for students to share their work, receive group and individual feedback, and develop their skills.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 18 - 19 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DWG-4496
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

A portrait is so much more than just eyes, nose and mouth. In this workshop, the head -- including the skull -- is considered as a whole. The initial focus is on the anatomy associated with the human head. Students then work independently to gain skill in observing the relationship of the facial features to each other and to the overall whole, as well as to surface fluctuations created by muscle, skin folds and age. Students study and draw the head from multiple vantage points and angles, as they learn to measure, assess proportional relationships and consider the head as a volume. The use of lighting to create drama, volume and depth is considered in the process of learning to render what is actually seen in order to create a very convincing portrait.

Notes:
- Class consists of video tutorials and digital examples. Zoom meetings provide an opportunity for students to share and discuss their work.
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Peery (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Jul 11 - 12 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-ARTA-9014
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $275


Description

A fully supportive and constructive environment for the artist and non-artist alike, this workshop helps students tap into their creative energy, generate new ideas and develop new ways of working. Individual creativity begins by diving right in through a series of hands-on exercises designed to work with unconventional mark-making tools and prompts that focus on speed, attention, and reaction. Students are given these prompts and then work independently. Gathering back in an interactive Zoom meeting, work is shared with the group and discussed. Students are challenged to let go of preconceptions and encouraged to experiment, play and make. Ways to trigger ideas and accelerate individual creative practice are emphasized. If you are looking for a class to invigorate your life and fuel your art practice, this is ideal.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link) and video conferencing platform (Zoom).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.


Instructor
  • Name: Taleen Batalian (Bio)
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