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Drawing What You See (D-1)
350.00

Sasha Dela

All levels

Monday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 25 – May 20
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

This class will allow students to more accurately draw what they see. Students will learn and implement a specific measuring technique that can be applied to drawing the figure, landscapes, buildings and objects. The first part of the class will be focused on learning technique and adding drawing skills. The class will then use the techniques in a more personal and creative series of self-directed drawing projects.

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Classical Figure Drawing in Charcoal (D-2)
350.00

Polly Liu

Beginner / Intermediate
Monday afternoon, 12:30 – 3:30 PM

March 25 – May 20
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public + additional live model fee

In this class, students are introduced to French Atelier training to draw the human figure. The method of sight size, a fundamental scale system, is used to reproduce the figure accurately. Students work from a live model focusing on outline, proportion, shadow, shape, and value. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size. The model fee will range from $100 - $150 and is non-refundable. For new students, a $75 supply package will be provided and will include a gaterboard, a claude glass, charcoal sharpener, grey scale, stomper, plumb line, and mahl stick. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

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Drawing: Daily Approaches (D-3)
350.00

Gao Hang

Beginner

Monday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

March 25 – May 20
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

In this introductory drawing class, students will look at daily observational experiences and narrative approaches to drawing. Taking a journalistic approach, the student will log entries using various drawings techniques in graphite, charcoal, and watercolor techniques. The results will give participants a chance to digest and savor everyday observation through drawing.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Fundamentals of Portraiture (D-5)
350.00

Lucinda Cobley

All Levels

Tuesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 26 – May 21
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public + additional live model fee

During the Italian Renaissance artists made drawings on paper using combinations of red, black and white chalk as studies of the human form in preparation for their painting compositions. Sensitivity to proportion, form, line and texture were of great importance. This class will assist in helping to describe the basic anatomical form of the human head, including bone structure, muscles, skin tone and hair by referencing historical techniques. Students will study the relationship of the head, neck, and shoulders and also attempt to capture a range of facial expressions in numerous quick sketches and drawings lasting from 1 minute to 30+ in pencil, Conté crayon, graphite sticks and charcoal on toned papers. There will also be a field trip to MFAH. Life model fee is required for 5 out of the 9 sessions and will be split equally among students. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students.

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Fundamentals of Portraiture (D-6)
350.00

Lucinda Cobley

Intermediate

Tuesday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

March 26 – May 21
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public + additional live model fee

During the Italian Renaissance artists made drawings on paper using combinations of red, black and white chalk as studies of the human form in preparation for their painting compositions. Sensitivity to proportion, form, line and texture were of great importance. This class will assist in helping to describe the basic anatomical form of the human head, including bone structure, muscles, skin tone and hair by referencing historical techniques. Students will study the relationship of the head, neck, and shoulders and also attempt to capture a range of facial expressions in numerous quick sketches and drawings lasting from 1 minute to 30+ in pencil, Conté crayon, graphite sticks and charcoal on toned papers. There will also be a field trip to MFAH. Life model fee is required for 5 out of the 9 sessions and will be split equally among students. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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Basic Drawing 101 (D-8)
350.00

Myke Venable

Beginner

Thursday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 28 – May 23
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

Using basic materials, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or those that want to sharpen their fundamental skills. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Papercut: Design and Draw (D-9)
350.00

Nicolle LaMere

Beginners / All Levels

Thursday afternoon, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

March 28 – May 23
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

Papercutting is a world wide art form shared by many cultures. In this class students will learn how to translate imagery into positive and negative designs which will then be cut utilizing xacto knifes. Create a depth in narrative as you explore the layering of cut and drawn imagery. Students will also be encouraged to explore various materials such as specialty papers, old photographs, image collage and post cards. All levels welcome.

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Intermediate Drawing (D-10)
350.00

Myke Venable

Intermediate

Thursday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

March 28 – May 23
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

Intermediate Drawing is for the student with some knowledge of shape, volume, value, line and texture. We will work from still life objects, portrait photographs and cover basic linear perspective. The materials we will use will range from graphite pencils, charcoal pencils and Prismacolor on paper. The intention of this class is to build a stronger foundation in drawing. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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Basic Drawing 101 (D-11)
320.00

Myke Venable

Beginner

Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 30 – May 25 (No class April 20, 2019)
8 weeks
$285 members / $320 public

Using basic materials, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience or those that want to sharpen their fundamental skills. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Intermediate Drawing (D-12)
320.00

Myke Venable

Intermediate

Saturday afternoon, 1:30 – 4:30 PM

March 30 – May 25 (No class April 20, 2019)
8 weeks
$285 members / $320 public

Intermediate Drawing is for the student with some knowledge of shape, volume, value, line and texture. We will work from still life objects, portrait photographs and cover basic linear perspective. The materials we will use will range from graphite pencils, charcoal pencils and Prismacolor on paper. The intention of this class is to build a stronger foundation in drawing. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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Drawing: Alternative Methods (D-13)
200.00

Erika Garrett

All Levels

Weekend, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

May 4 & 5
2-Day Workshop
$165 members / $200 public + additional live model fee

In this 2-day workshop, students will be making experimental drawings using material. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with Dye, bleach, oil sticks, collage, and more. By using various tools, students will explore alternative approaches to utilizing texture and materials within drawing.

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Figure Drawing Intensive (D-14)
200.00

Sasha Dela

All Levels

Weekend, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

May 11 & 12
2-Day Workshop
$165 members / $200 public + additional live model fee

The figure is quite possibly the most challenging and complex subject to draw. Mired in our own psychological relationship with the figure and perplexed by its complicated twists and turns; How will we ever get it right? The 2-day Figure Drawing Intensive allows for students to look at pragmatic observational approaches to drawing the figure, breaking down generalized rules and clearing the path to new ways of seeing. Working with particularly challenging areas in the beginning of the class, faces hands, feet, the class will then proceed to synergize new knowledge into a full rendering of the figure. The class will utilize a clothed model for the workshop.

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Charcoal Drawing Intensive (D-15)
200.00

Gao Hang

All Levels

Weekend, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

May 18 & 19
2-Day Workshop
$165 members / $200 public

In this 2-day workshop, students will explore the use of charcoal, the oldest art material in the world. The first day will focus on 10 experimental charcoal drawing on regular size papers, which will offer students enough space and energy to explore the use of charcoal. The second day, students, along with the instructor, will make a drawing no smaller than 36x36 inches. A group critique will be held in the end of the workshop.

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