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PAD 09 - Face It

$275

with Mary Beth Andrews

Calendar Jan 6, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Learn to recognize an individual’s unique facial features from across the room. Our study will be based in anatomy and we will do quick sketches in dry or water-based media. Blocking, self-portraits and half photo/half rendered drawings will help you develop the skills and confidence you need. Fear no more. Come Face It with me.  This is a drawing class emphasizing quick sketches.  Not a portraiture class and is suitable for all levels.

Supply List:

  • 18 x 24” newsprint pad
  • 12 x 14 drawing pad (or larger)
  • 12 x 14 tracing paper pad (or larger)
  • Any dry media: graphite, charcoal, pastel, conte, etc

 

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid monthly.

PAD 07 - "Larger Than Life" Drawing Class

$275

with Mary Beth Andrews

Calendar Jan 7, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Please note:  This is an adult drawing class that uses live nude male and female models.

Monumental drawing will stretch your skills to new heights!!! Overcome your fear of the big white page and embrace new drawing skills and techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment and use multi media. Drawings 5ft tall plus will be from live models.  Some drawing skills helpful. 

Supply List:

  • 18 x 24” Newsprint pad
  • 18 x 24 Drawing pad
  • Roll of drawing paper (We will discuss this at our first session) 
  • Any media other than oil:  graphite, pencil, charcoal, water color, ink, conte crayon, etc
  • Old shirt or smock to protect clothing 

 

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 2 payments of $100.00, paid monthly.

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PAD 12 - Abstract Painting

$250

with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Jan 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

This adult painting course introduces students to the art of abstract painting as they study the various styles and methods of such modern masters as Kandinsky, Rothko, Frankenthaler, and more. Painting techniques explored include staining, impasto, tape, drip, mixed media, etc. This class is suitable for all levels.

Supply List:

  • Acrylic paints: You will need the 3 primaries (red, yellow, blue), the 3 secondaries (orange, green, violet), and white and black. I advise that you purchase a 12-step color wheel from the art supply store or find a color wheel in an art text which you can use as a reference when purchasing your paints. (Try to match your paints to the colors on the color wheel as closely as possible.) You can buy the tubes of paint individually or in a set. The purchase of additional colors is optional. Liquitex and Golden both have a good line of acrylic paints. Some recommended colors are: titanium white, ivory black, cadmium red light, yellow light hansa, cadmium yellow light, cobalt blue, prism violet, cadmium orange, and light green permanent.
  • 3 or 4 synthetic brushes minimum suitable for use with acrylics. Should be assorted rounds and flats, ranging in size from small detail brush to 1" flat.
  • Disposable paper palette pad or plastic mixing tray (styrofoam or paper plates work well also)
  • 2 plastic cups for water
  • Absorbent cotton rags or paper towels
  • Sketch pad, suitable for mixed media or Bristol Board pad, medium finish, approx. 14" x 17"
  • 1 canvas board or 1 pre-stretched & primed canvas, any size
  • Sharpened drawing pencil (2H, H, or HB recommended)
  • Eraser 
  • Scotch magic tape or painters tape 
  • Magazines with interesting imagery
  • Sheet or roll of graphite paper
  • Ruler

Optional: Glue such as white glue or glue stick, Scissors

About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $88.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $87.00.

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VET - Veterans Mixed Media Class
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VET - Veterans Mixed Media Class

Free

with Lorriane Brennan

Calendar Jan 8, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

PAD 13 - The Art of Collage

$250

with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Jan 8, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Inspired by such masters as Matisse and Picasso, students will be taken through the collage process, beginning with basic painting and drawing techniques, followed by composition and assemblage. Methods include photomontage, cut paper collage, assemblage, and fabric collage. 

Supply List:

  • Pad drawing paper (suitable for both dry and wet media) approx. 14" x 17"
  • Bristol Board Pad, medium finish recommended, approx. 18"x 24" 
  • Assorted drawing pencils (4B, 2B, HB, 2H are recommended)
  • Assorted erasers (kneaded, art gum, and Pink Pearl are recommended)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Acrylic paints (or some other kind of quick drying paint such as watercolor or gouache). You'll need white, black, plus an assortment of colors (red, blue, yellow, green, orange, and violet recommended)
  • Brushes suitable for your paint, both rounds and flats, assorted sizes from small detail to 1" recommended
  • Various sized plastic containers for water and paint
  • Disposable palette pad, plastic palette, or paper plates for mixing paints
  • Cotton rag or paper towels
  • Several sheets thin cardboard (file folders work well)
  • Ruler (cork backed recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Tape such as Scotch Magic tape, painter's tape, and/or masking tape
  • Glue (glue stick and white glue such as Elmer's)
  • Magazine(s) with interesting imagery
  • Clean white scratch paper such as computer paper
  • Items for collage such as photographs, postcards, maps, sheet music, light weight textures, fabrics, ribbons, advertisements, stationary, decorative papers, paper scraps, cardboard, old drawing or painting projects, wood scraps, etc. etc. Basically anything that can be cut up and adhered with glue.

The following are optional but useful:

  • Xacto knife with blades
  • Hot glue gun
  • One sheet nicer paper, approximately 18" x 24" or larger (Make sure heavy enough to support collaged materials.)
  • Other possible media: Charcoal (1 stick of vine or compressed, or 1 charcoal pencil), Conte crayon (white, brown, black recommended), Black India ink (for drawing, not mechanical pens. If using India ink, you will also need pen staff and assorted pen points. Can be purchased in kit. Make sure for drawing, not lettering) and brush suitable for ink, dry colored medium such as pastels, colored pencil, oil pastels, colored markers, 1 black fine point sharpie marker,
  • Tracing paper
  • Graphite paper
  • Assorted brushes such as house painting brushes, toothbrushes, inexpensive house painting brush, etc.
  • Any additional media or materials which you would like to work with and/or incorporate into your work.

About the Instructor:  Suzy Ferriss is a multidisciplinary artist who has worked in the fields of drawing and painting, puppetry theater, filmmaking, photography, and writing. She currently teaches a variety of art classes that include drawing, acrylic painting, abstract painting, watercolor, color theory, and collage. Ms. Ferriss has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards towards her work and has participated in both group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and in Europe.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $88.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $87.00.

PAD 15 - Painting the Figure and Portraits in Oils

$300

with Patrick Hobaugh

Calendar Jan 10, 2020 at 9:30 am, runs for 10 weeks

Designed for both the beginner and experienced painter, this adult painting course introduces you to the language of painting and the use of color and composition to create realistic portraits and figures in oil. Students will work from photographs as reference. Relax and learn in a stress-free environment! Returning students are introduced to new techniques to help them move forward with their art.

Supply List

  • Brushes: You will eventually want as many brushes as possible, but you will at least need 4-6 to start with. I will explain the different types during the first day of class, but here are the recommended types and sizes for now. Filberts: At least one brush, size 2, and/or 4 Rounds: At least three brushes of the following sizes: 1, 2, 4 Flats: At least One brush of the following sizes: 6, and/or 8 The Synthetic Rounds and Flats can usually be found cheaper in sets. The synthetic brushes are cheaper and work fine. The sable or sable/synthetic blend brushes are more expensive but will last longer.
  • Canvas: You will need at least one canvas for this class, perhaps two, pre stretched and primed, of at least 16" x 20" size, and no larger than 24" x 30".
  • Containers/Cleaners: You will need a small-lidded jar to keep for water, baby food jar sized. With water-miscible oil paints you will not need any solvents for clean up, however, you will want some Brush Washing Soap sold at any of the art stores, or some dish/laundry soap.
  • Miscellaneous: Some Cotton Rags, Paper towel roll
  • Optional: Rubber Gloves

Paint colors needed for the class: Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Alizarin, Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Naples Yellow Hue, Sap Green. We will be using water-miscible oil paints, which look and handle just like regular oil paints but with easier clean up and less noxious fumes. *If you already own regular oil paints, you are welcome to use those rather than buy a whole new set, however, I would like you to have the colors listed above. If you have any questions about which paint to buy we can discuss it the first day of class.*

 

Full Course

PAD 16 - Painting the Figure and Portraits in Oils

$300

with Patrick Hobaugh

Calendar Jan 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Designed for both the beginner and experienced painter, this adult painting course introduces you to the language of painting and the use of color and composition to create realistic portraits and figures in oil. Students will work from photographs as reference. Relax and learn in a stress-free environment! Returning students are introduced to new techniques to help them move forward with their art.

Supply List

  • Brushes: You will eventually want as many brushes as possible, but you will at least need 4-6 to start with. I will explain the different types during the first day of class, but here are the recommended types and sizes for now. Filberts: At least one brush, size 2, and/or 4 Rounds: At least three brushes of the following sizes: 1, 2, 4 Flats: At least One brush of the following sizes: 6, and/or 8 The Synthetic Rounds and Flats can usually be found cheaper in sets. The synthetic brushes are cheaper and work fine. The sable or sable/synthetic blend brushes are more expensive but will last longer.
  • Canvas: You will need at least one canvas for this class, perhaps two, pre stretched and primed, of at least 16" x 20" size, and no larger than 24" x 30".
  • Containers/Cleaners: You will need a small-lidded jar to keep for water, baby food jar sized. With water-miscible oil paints you will not need any solvents for clean up, however, you will want some Brush Washing Soap sold at any of the art stores, or some dish/laundry soap.
  • Miscellaneous: Some Cotton Rags, Paper towel roll
  • Optional: Rubber Gloves

Paint colors needed for the class: Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Alizarin, Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Naples Yellow Hue, Sap Green. We will be using water-miscible oil paints, which look and handle just like regular oil paints but with easier clean up and less noxious fumes. *If you already own regular oil paints, you are welcome to use those rather than buy a whole new set, however, I would like you to have the colors listed above. If you have any questions about which paint to buy we can discuss it the first day of class.*

 

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $115.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $110.00.

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PAD 06 - Figure Drawing

$160

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Jan 10, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Note:  This class uses live nude male and female models.  Adults Only.

“There is nothing in all the world more beautiful or significant of the laws of the universe than the nude human body. In fact, it is not only among the artists but among all people that a greater appreciation and respect for the human body should develop. When we respect the nude we will no longer have any shame about it.” -The Art Spirit, Robert Henri.

Figure Drawing explores the human figure. You will be spending a considerable amount time studying the skeletal and muscular systems, observing and drawing a variety of figures in a series of poses and from different angles, as well successfully completing assignments pertaining to your developing knowledge of the human figure. This class uses live nude male and female models. Adults Only.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Set of graphite drawing pencils (must have at least these three: HB, 4B, and 8B)
  • Small pack of General's compressed or jumbo graphite sticks (NOT charcoal)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • White Pearl or Pink Pearl eraser
  • Kneaded rubber eraser (small to medium size)
  • 11" x 14" sketchbook or drawing pad (must be spiral bound)

About the Instructor:  Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with her BFA in Drawing and Painting and she pursued her MFA in the same concentration at Georgia State University. Following her Master's degree, which she received in the spring of 2010, Blinkhorn worked as a self-sustaining artist. She began working as an Instructor in the arts while in grad school but her first adjunct position arrived in June of 2011 at Georgia Perimeter College in Dunwoody. She continued working for GPC at their Dunwoody and Clarkston campuses until the summer of 2016 before accepting a full-time position as a Middle School Art teacher in Clayton County. Blinkhorn held that position from 2016-2017 but ultimately decided to return to higher education accepting a full-time faculty position at Georgia State University and Perimeter College's. Blinkhorn has a total of 11 years of instructional experience, has been spotlighted on ABCNEWS, is the subject of an award-winning documentary short, was a semi-finalist for the Forward Arts Emerging Artist Award, and has a passion for teaching the arts.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payment of $85.00, paid monthly.

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