Summer Camps 2022
Summer Camps 2022
The ability to draw has always been the most important skill art students must acquire, Even today, with the prevalence of digital illustration, game design and cgi animation, knowing the basics of traditional drawing is key. This beginning level course follows a clear step-by-step approach presenting the essential elements and principles of drawing. Students will be learning the importance of light and shadow, drawing accuracy and proportion, line, value, tone, negative space, perspective and the basics of composition. Also, students learn to assess and critically judge their own work to further improve their skills, all the while analyzing and learning from great artists in history. Students will be working primarily in black and white and monochrome beginning with still life set-ups, even working from a live model. This is a great first course that can apply to all branches of the visual arts.
No previous experience in drawing required.
About Instructor and his artwork: HERE
Pre - College
INSTRUCTOR: Sagan Newham
DATE: 06/27/- 07/1/ 2022
TIME: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
LEVEL: Ages 15-18
Note: This class will be drawing from nude models, students and parents should be comfortable in this setting and sign a consent form before enrolling.
Figure drawing has been foundational in the training of visual artists for centuries, and continues to be a vital component of an arts education. Whether it is animation, game design, comics, Illustration or the fine arts, drawing the human form from life is a must. This course is designed for students who wish to improve they’re figurative skills for college, and can also serve as a solid introduction for those that are brand new to life drawing.
A typical day in this course begins with an hour of instruction, followed by 2.5 hours of live drawing from a nude model: starting with quick sketches and into finished work. Anatomy, structure, proportion, volume and gesture will be strongly emphasized. The accurate and expressive use of line and tone are also addressed. Two instructors will be present at all times, helping to guide and answer questions students may have. Each day will conclude with a review of the days work and individual progress.
Materials will include charcoal chalk and pencils, and a variety of paper. Class price includes model fees.
About Instructor and her artwork : HERE
This course is for students who have a background in drawing, but who are new to painting .
Students will learn to transition from black and white drawing to color painting using the traditional academic practice of grisaille.
Grisaille roughly translates to: "done in grays", and is the discipline of painting entirely in shades of gray. Traditionally, learning to paint in grissaille was a standard step in an art students education, to ease them from drawing into the often confusing world of paint and color. Students will also be introduced to the basics of color theory, providing a solid start in painting.
This course is recommended for both beginners, and those wanting to improve and refresh their current abilities. For those who feel they might not have sufficient experience in drawing, our Drawing Foundation course is recommended before taking this class.