Archive for February, 2014

Figure Drawing Intensive

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

If you are a serious student of art, this intensive will allow you to focus on an important facet of an artist’s education; drawing the human figure. Through direct observation of a model, you’ll learn methods for simplifying what you see, creating proper proportions and building volume with light and shadow. You’ll be amazed at how much you can improve in one week! Life drawings make an impressive addition to a college entrance art portfolio.  Please note: Students will be drawing from a professional live model, both nude and partially draped. We recommend this intensive for more serious art students, over the age of 14.  All students must have parent or guardian sign a release form.

Beginning Swing Dance and Lindy-Hop

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

This progressive class is geared toward beginners who have never tried or want to expand their swing dancing repertoire. Class will focus on up-tempo steps of fast 6-count East Coast Swing and Jitterbug which is geared towards up-tempo Swing, Jump Blues and Rockabilly music while the Lindy Hop and Charleston sections will cover more technical 8-count steps which are geared towards more traditional Swing music. Some previous swing dance experience is helpful, but not necessary. No partner is required.

Drawing and Painting Portraits Intensive

Monday, February 24th, 2014

This camp will focus on the process of drawing accurate portraits. Working from live portrait models as well as photo reference materials, teens will learn about the head and facial structural proportions that we share, as well as pinpointing that which makes us unique. Students will learn proper facial feature placement through measuring techniques to create a likeness of the model. NO CLASS 7/4.

Drawing Intensive

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Whether you love to draw already or are interested in sharpening your skills, here’s the jump start you need to improve your art portfolio! Guided by the instructor, you’ll focus on direct observation of still life and models using graphite and charcoal. Learn methods for simplifying what you see, create proper proportions, and build volume with light and shadow. You’ll be amazed at how much you can improve in one week!

Portfolio Development I: Drawing and Painting to Increase Your Portfolio

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Looking to get into Art School? This week long intensive offers High School students the opportunity to build an artistic portfolio with a focus on drawing and painting. Exploring both traditional and innovative ways to render the observed world, the camp will emphasize technical ability, composition and design, personal artistic interests, and conceptual development. Students will leave with a cohesive body of work that includes still-life, self-portrait, landscape, interiors, and figure drawing from a live model. This camp is suitable for High School students who are seeking to build a college entrance portfolio. Students of all levels are encouraged to join us.

Introduction to Watercolors with Robert Moylan

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Students will discover their own approach to painting with transparent watercolors. Learn how to use the materials, practice different techniques and apply color theory while creating vibrant watercolor paintings of various subject matter. Some drawing and painting experience is helpful for this class. All materials will be provided.

Principles of Oil Painting: A Foundations Class

Monday, February 24th, 2014

This is a structured oil painting course for the beginning student emphasizing individual instruction and guidance appropriate with each students’ skill level. Returning students new to oils are also welcome, but this class is not suggested for those comfortable with oils. Discussions regarding materials and tools of oil painting will be combined with technique demonstrations for working with oil on canvas. Topics will include color mixing, composition, light, and rendering techniques. All materials will be provided and students will be supplied with some brushes and palette knives to take home. Some basic drawing experience is helpful.

Winter at the Beach: Kids Winter Break Camp

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Feeling kind of chilly this winter? First and Second graders are invited to come play at the beach! The weather is nice and warm indoors at the Arts Center, where we can create wonderful sandcastle adventures. Students will design murals, collages, and beach-themed drawings while using a variety of different materials including watercolors, sand paint, and pastels. Students will have fun creating everything from 3D beach balls to sand art! Come join us as we beat the winter blues with a splash of summer fun. Sand castles, here we come!

Project Wood and Clay: Pre-Teen Winter Break Camp

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Get down and dirty in this hands-on camp for sixth through eighth graders. The mornings will take place in our woodworking studio, where students will learn the basics of tool use, measuring, cutting and creating a finished step stool project. The afternoons will be spent in the pottery studio, learning techniques in hand building, trying the potter’s wheel, and creating a variety of clay projects. This camp involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination.

Photoshop: A Crash Course

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

This super condensed “crash course” will introduce students to top photo editing program, Adobe Photoshop CS5. Participants will go over basic editing techniques including basic image management, working with layers, resizing images, cropping; color correcting, and saving for various outputs. Participants will need: 10 personal digital images, flash drive or CD/DVD for saving work, and a notebook. This is also a great refresher for someone with Photoshop experience, but wants to become more familiar with the latest version, but students with no prior experience are welcome. Participants must be comfortable with basic computer operations. Mac experience is helpful, but not required.