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Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

"Larger Than Life" Drawing Class

$330

with Mary Beth Andrews

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This is an adult drawing class.

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.  Students will need any dry or water based media and large format paper 18 x24” or larger Newsprint pad.

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Abstract Painting

$250

with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 10 weeks

This is an adult painting class.

This 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.

 

Full Course

Children's Book Illustration for Teens & Adults

$150

with Miles Davis

Calendar Apr 6, 2019 at 11 am, runs for 6 weeks

NOTE:  The class will delay it's start date by a week.  The class will begin on Saturday, April 6 and end on May 11 

This class is for Teens and Adults.

Students in this class will be taught techniques toward illustrating graphic novels, and/or picture books and will receive help with their own books if they are in process or in concept. Students should bring their imaginations, enthusiasm, and practice sketchbook. No previous experience needed.

SUPPLY LIST:

1. Basic drawing paper- even copy paper works.

2. Coloring markers and/or pencils.

3. 18x24 construction paper to make class portfolios to hold work.

About the Instructor:  "As a life long artist and creator, Miles Davis continues to find inspiration from both his childhood in the US Armed Forces and his love for pop culture and teaching. His various creative credits include published picture books, record album covers, and even beer labels along with fine art gallery shows. His paintings can be viewed at length at www.massiveburn.com  and children's brand can be explored at www.butterpupandfriends.com."

Drawing in Color

$200

with Lorriane Brennan

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This is an adult drawing class.

The objective of the class is for students to refresh and improve on basic drawing skills utilizing color and composition, and to introduce students to color theory.  This course introduces basic principles and elements of art through drawing and application of color, and is designed to increase eye-hand coordination through observational study.  The goal of the class is for students to have a better understanding of color, the optical effects that colors have on one another, and how to replicate this onto paper.  I will also demonstrate use of all drawing color media.  

Supplies:

  • Drawing paper or pad (11x14 or larger)
  • You may buy one of the following color media or I will introduce you to them and then you can purchase: Watercolor Pencils, Powder pastels (Nupastels)
  • Faber Castell pencil eraser (skinny eraser encased in a pencil barrel. Sometimes in a 2 pack)
  • Larger eraser
  • Any color supplies you already own.

About the Instructor:  Lorraine recently won an Award of Excellence in an international online exhibition called the Healing Power of Art on manhattanarts.com.  She is a modern genre’ scene painter and you can see her oil paintings at www.lorrainebrennan.com

Lorraine has 18 years teaching experience in college art foundations in all levels of drawing, painting, and design.

Exploring Watercolor with Lorraine
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Exploring Watercolor with Lorraine

$200

with Lorriane Brennan

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

The overall objective of the class is to show the vast range and flexibility of watercolor and to put emotion and conviction into painting by exploring, experimenting and developing creativity in each individual. Lorraine likes to put fun into the process of painting, along with enthusiasm and new techniques in an atmosphere that makes the intermediate and advanced painter feel welcome!  Min. 4, Max. 10

SUPPLY LIST:(You may also just bring what you already have)

  • One sheet of 22x30 140lb. watercolor paper (arches recommended)
  • Travel watercolor set; or intro set of tube watercolor paint and a pallet with sections
  • Set of watercolor brushes. For example: small (round), medium (square w/ angle), large (round)

About the Instructor: Lorraine recently won an Award of Excellence in an international online exhibition called the Healing Power of Art on manhattanarts.com.  She is a modern genre’ scene painter and you can see her oil paintings at www.lorrainebrennan.com

Lorraine has 18 years teaching experience in college art foundations in all levels of drawing, painting, and design.

Figure Drawing

$210

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Mar 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

“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. 

 Supply List:

Surfaces: 

  • 8.5" x 11" Sketchbook
  • 11" x 14" Drawing pad
  • Newsprint pad (for gestural drawing)

Media:

  • Drafting pencil with 2-B refills
  • Charcoal pencils
  • Compressed Charcoal
  • Vine Charcoal
  • Tools:
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Blending stumps
  • Artist tape
  • Drawing board

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.

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Intermediate Drawing

$200

with Christopher Hall

Calendar Mar 28, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This is an adult drawing class.

Designed to increase students' confidence in drawing, this course introduces drawing as an expressive medium, while encouraging students to sharpen their technical and observational skills. Students are encouraged to use traditional and conventional media, including color. Composition is emphasized as students learn the relationships of the parts of the drawing to the whole.  Min. 4, Max. 10.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Drawing paper
  • Color drawing media
  • Colored pencils
  • Pastels
  • Erasers

About the Instructor: Christopher Hall is an artist and writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his BFA from the University of Georgia and his MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He is currently a part-time assistant professor of art at Kennesaw State University and a contributing writer for Burnaway.org. Website: www.christopherhallart.com.

Full Course
Introduction to Drawing
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Introduction to Drawing

$300

with Suzy Ferriss

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

**This is an adult drawing class**

This class is for students with little or no previous drawing experience and includes the basic fundamentals of drawing, including line, contour, value, perspective, and composition. 

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:  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.

 





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