Traditional Drawing and Painting Methods
This class is designed specifically for students wishing to develop their drawing and painting abilities in a relaxed, casual environment, yet its structure still provides ample opportunity for artists to master basic to advanced traditional skills through systematic, formal instruction.
Students begin by improving their drawing abilities and then progress into painting by working through a series of introductory exercises, most often incorporating the mediums of pencil, pen and ink and watercolor. Having gained a basic understanding of shape, line and value, and having increased their color sensitivity and perception, students then proceed to develop a personal aesthetic based upon advanced artistic seeing. What follows is a greater flexibility in choice of projects and mediums, including watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, tempera, and oil. Instruction is sequential from term to term to ensure steady growth.