This full academic year class is designed for teenage students who want to learn and continue to develop their drawing and painting skills. The curriculum is based both on realistic approach and an opportunity for creative expression. Students are exposed to a wide variety of techniques and mediums, using professional materials and working from observation, memory and imagination. They will also be working from plaster casts and mannequins, as it was in traditional French atelier.
Subject matter will include: landscapes, still life, portraits, life and gesture drawings, animalistic and botanical art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own style and creative approach as well as advance their level of draftsmanship and painting skills. They will receive individualized practical instruction. During the school year students will be building a portfolio of their original artworks.
Art appreciation is essential to art classes for all ages. We’ll learn more about the major art movements, life and works of famous artists. At least one group museum visit (drawing in galleries) will happen per each term (usually scheduled at a different time than regular class). Some homework, that includes sketching, finishing the current project or reading will be assigned.
The curriculum does not include sculpting or needle felting lessons. Such lessons may be held as additional ones in the end of semester, by request.
Artworks review is recommended prior to signing up for this class, especially if joining the class in the middle of the year.
Schedule of classes for Winter 2018 (1/6 – 3/31):
- Sundays, 1:30-3:00 in Brookline. $35 per class.
- Fridays, 5:30-7:00 in Arlington/Belmont. $30 per class
- Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 in Arlington/Belmont. $30 per class
Cost of professional art supplies is included in the cost of the class.
To sign up please follow the link here .
Please also see information about the cost of tuition and the classes’ policies.