Beginner

  • The Figure in Motion: Creating Space with Line and Movement

    Andrea Hersh, our winter Artist in Residence, is a painter who loves to dance. She has found that there are many similarities to Nia and art. Her paintings, like Nia, have form, freedom and a sense of move...

    February 20, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Andrea Hersh Bartfield

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  • Diving into Drawing

    In this beginning to intermediate class for the no longer terrified, you will experience drawing a variety of subject matter, sharpening skills and learning techniques while exploring still-life, portraitu...

    March 2, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Geometry and Synergy in Art, Nature and Design

    This hands-on workshop will deepen your understanding and appreciation of the universal patterns found throughout nature, art, and architecture by teaching classical techniques of drawing with a compass an...

    March 15, 2016 — 06:15 PM to 09:15 PM

    Instructor: Kurt Przybilla

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  • Keeping a Visual Journal

    ANYONE can learn to draw and be creative, and everyone can begin to do so by keeping a sketchbook, or visual journal. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of how to use this tool, and come away...

    April 14, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Carol Coogan

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  • Figure Drawing for the Terrified

    Have you always been intrigued by drawing from a live nude model, but lack a little confidence? Have you taken “Drawing for the Terrified” and have more confidence in your skills and want to grow even...

    April 20, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: David Dowd

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  • Botanical Illustration

    In this class, you will focus on drawing plants and flowers based on the incredible illustrations by the Blaschka brothers. Students will carefully explore and draw the full system of a plant; from roots t...

    April 26, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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Intermediate

  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provided ...

    February 20, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Micrographia: The Art of Scientific Illustration

    The master of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of plants and anatomy haunt our imaginations to this day. Do you want to learn to draw in that detailed and incredible way? This class will expl...

    February 23, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

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  • Drawing Perspectives

    Get an intense study in linear and aerial perspective in this weekend workshop. You’ll be introduced to basic 1, 2 and 3 point linear perspective and you’ll cover the methods of precise plotting of per...

    March 5, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tony Conner

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provided ...

    March 19, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Figure Drawing II

    Continue your exploration of the human figure. Students will integrate various drawing techniques into a personal style. Longer poses allow more focus on line quality, mark-making, cross-hatching, shading...

    March 31, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Marion Reynolds

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provided ...

    April 23, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Figure Drawing Open Studio

    Immerse yourself in an intensive afternoon-long figure drawing experience offered in the "open-studio" tradition. The Arts Center faculty will be available for discussion, but no instruction will be provi...

    May 21, 2016 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Armando Soto

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  • Urban Sketching: Perspective, Proportion & Scale

    Get to know the beauty of downtown Troy in this weekend intensive. Throughout this workshop students learn how to see and represent proper proportion, scale, and perspective by sketching the beautiful down...

    June 4, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Tony Conner

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