- Drawing for Children: Mondays 6-8pm (cost: $130)
Children 8 years old and up will learn a variety of drawing techniques with different mediums. While classical drawing skills are the goal, often exercises will involve craft aspects. Children must be mature to be unaccompanied by parents, and able to focus (with breaks) for the two-hour class.
- Drawing (adults-all levels): Wednesdays 6-8pm (cost: $130)
Beginning students start with the basic form value studies in charcoal on newsprint. Perspective drawing follows with students studying one, two and three point perspective to create city street scenes. Thumbnail sketching then teaches students to draw quickly and to address only big values. This leads to gesture drawing and contour drawing with the model. Grisaille drawing follows and teaches the students to think about negative space. The final drawing makes use of all techniques learned to draw a still life from life. The six-week term ends with the final hour of class devoted to critique with refreshments and students are asked to bring work to share.
- Oil Painting (all levels): Fridays 9am-12pm (cost: $165), or Wednesdays 6-9pm
Students work at their individual levels with beginning students focusing on still life. Advance students can choose their subjects. For beginners: After creating a color wheel and value scale, students begin by painting still lifes in black and white or umber and white as they study value, mixing technique and brushstroke technique. The next few exercises are done with a limited palette of one set of complimentary colors and white and the student paints simple-subject still lifes. Advanced students will work from the model, painting a head study with only umber or burnt sienna. The final project will incorporate a more complete palette and a still life of the student's choosing. The six-week term ends with the final hour of class devoted to critique with refreshments and students are asked to bring work to share.
Call Lisa Towers at (608) 574-7258 to register for a class or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org