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Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
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Figure Drawing Open Studio

July 26, 2014 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM Instructor: Armando Soto

Pre-registration is mandatory for this class. 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 provided unless requested. Draw from live nude models posing for quick, action-oriented gesture drawings, as well as longer poses ranging from 20 minutes to one hour. Improve your figurative drawing skills, build your portfolio, or simply have some fun! This draw-a-thon is open to all levels. Bring your own paper and pencils or other dry media. Drawing boards and easels will be provided. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Students under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian sign a release form.

Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

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Botanical Illustration

July 26, 2014 to July 27, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

Summer offers a plentiful assortment of colors and unique forms found in fauna: gardens, parks and forests. Bring a scientific approach to art making outdoors for the warm, summer months! We will be focusing on drawing plants and flowers for this weekend intensive. Based on the incredible illustrations by the Blaschka brothers, carefully explore and draw the full system of a plant: from roots through stems and leaves and flowers. Students will be given the option of exploring watercolor and colored pencil application to add to incredible colors found in nature to the detailed drawings we will create. Bring plants from your own garden if you’d like!

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

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NEW DATE! Figure Drawing for the Terrified

August 9, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

Have you always been intrigued by drawing from a live nude model, but lack a little confidence? This session is for you! We will break down the experience of drawing from a model to the most basic techniques, with a sense of humor and an attitude of effort is everything. Learn gesture sketches, contour line drawings, and basic proportions. By the end of this friendly class, you will improve your confidence and will be ready to take on more advanced classes in figure drawing and painting! Materials cover the cost of supplies and a live model.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

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Figure Drawing Open Studio

August 23, 2014 — 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM Instructor: Armando Soto

Pre-registration is mandatory for this class. 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 provided unless requested. Draw from live nude models posing for quick, action-oriented gesture drawings, as well as longer poses ranging from 20 minutes to one hour. Improve your figurative drawing skills, build your portfolio, or simply have some fun! This draw-a-thon is open to all levels. Bring your own paper and pencils or other dry media. Drawing boards and easels will be provided. Students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Students under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian sign a release form.

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

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Basic Drawing Redux

August 23, 2014 to August 24, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Monica Bill Hughes

Reference the traditional, most basic art form of drawing in non-traditional ways! In this intensive weekend workshop you will begin to explore creating artwork that stems from conceptual ideas rather than pure representation. Refresh your studio practice by approaching drawing from a new, thought-provoking angle! Come with ideas (What interests/excites you in contemporary culture?) and learn how to manipulate water-based media in traditional ways to create work that addresses these broader social ideas. Students should bring smooth drawing paper such as Bristol (whatever size you feel comfortable working), a variety of fine tip ink pens (Micron are best), liner brushes and acrylic inks and/or gouache if desired.