Are you ready to sign up for the art class that, up until now, has felt too intimidating? Drawing from life can seem overwhelming, especially after looking at Van Gogh or Degas, but the truth is that every artist has built their skill or style upon the same foundation. Space, form, light and shadow are the blocks of that foundation. The still-life will be our subject as we learn to use charcoal, graphite, conte', and the beginnings of paint. Contour drawings will give you an even stronger understanding of volume and depth within your composition. This class should send you home with a small portfolio of drawings that, most importantly, have changed the way that you SEE!
I cannot tell you how many times students have told me, "Oh Lord! I have no artistic talent at all!" or "My art teacher told me I was terrible!"
To be honest, my favorite student to teach is the unsure, even nervous, but CURIOUS artist. I love students with no experience at all, because "new eyes" see art in a fresh light. To date, every time I have taught this class, we continue as a group for over two years! Some of my students sell their work, some delve into abstraction, and some have become better painters than I am. I take such pride in being able to instill that confidence in others. Please feel safe in taking the first step to immersing yourself in the artistic process!
4 Weekly Meetings / 90 Minutes each / Materials Included