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PAD 17- Children's Picture Book Creation for Teens & Adults

$150

with Miles Davis

Calendar Jan 11, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

This class is for Teens and Adults.

Students will learn the processes used in creating, designing, and publishing a children's picture book. Many of these skills overlap into comics as well and are designed to give the students the working knowledge to bring their ideas to a professional level. 

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."

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payment of $75.00, paid monthly.

PAD 03 - Introduction to Drawing

$200

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Jan 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This adult 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:  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 $125.00, paid monthly.

PAD 04 - Advanced Drawing

$200

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Jan 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

An advanced drawing course makes use of the knowledge and skills learned in Introduction to Drawing and is designed to help the students find their personal voice. We explore a variety of approaches to drawing that assist with revealing the subjective in the objective, personal expression, and the possibility of being unsuccessful in our pursuit of a successful drawing. 

Supply List:

  • 8” x10” Sketchbook
  • 14” x17” Strathmore Drawing Pad
  • Charcoal Pencil(s) (variety hard, medium, and soft)
  • White Charcoal Pencil
  • 3 Pack of Micron Pens
  • Strathmore 400 Series Toned Mixed Media Pads
  • Drafting pencil with refills
  • Blending Stumps
  • Kneaded Eraser

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 $125.00, paid monthly.

PAD 19 - Introduction to Watercolor

$200

with Jessica Blinkhorn

Calendar Jan 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Learn about the basics of watercolor including working with a variety of painting techniques, line and wash, texture, and value.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • 2 Arches 140lbs watercolor blocks (1 each 5x7" and 9x12")  If you cannot locate these sizes, an 8x10 block is fine.
  • Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolor Pocket Plus
  • Brushes: Liner, Rigger, Filbert (small/medium size), Moper, Round (small/medium size)
  • Semi-permanent masking fluid.  (make sure it is the kind that is rubbery and pulls up otherwise it is really frustrating to work with.  You may need to check with a salesperson.)
  • 5x7" sketchbook (bound).   The 5.5 x 8.5 size is fine.
  • 2 plastic containers (cups)
  • T-shirt torn into squares (paint rags)
  • Extras: Salt, Alcohol, Cotton swabs, Tea bags...

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 $125.00, paid monthly.

PAD 24 - Mixed Media Exploration

$155

with Brett Callero

Calendar Jan 13, 2020 at 12 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This adult course introduces students to mixed media art as they study the various styles and methods of contemporary and historic mixed media artists. Students will be encouraged to use familiar and unfamiliar media in order to explore alternative methods and discover unconventional solutions. This class is suitable for all levels. Bring an experimental mindset.

 

Initial Supplies (for the first class):

·       Sketch pad, suitable for mixed media or Bristol Board pad, medium finish, approx. 14" x 17”

·       Sharpened drawing pencil (2H, H, or HB recommended)

·       Eraser 

·       Magazines with interesting imagery

·       Scissors and/or x-acto knife

 

Additional Supplies:

Due to the nature of the subject matter, more supplies will be required after the first class. These supplies depend on individual mixed media direction.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payment of $80.00, paid monthly.

PAD 01 - Art Appreciation

$200

with Christopher Hall

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 8 weeks

This class will take an informal, storytelling approach to learning about art history, each week focusing on a theme: food/shelter, reproduction, deities/places of worship, mortality/immortality, power/politics, social protest, mind/body, and nature/knowledge.  Each individual class will be like having a tour guide through time and space, visiting artwork from different cultures and eras with ease.

 

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.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $63.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $62.00.

PAD 10 - Sumi Ink Drawing & Painting

$200

with Christopher Hall

Calendar Jan 14, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Sumi-e is the Japanese word for Black Ink Painting. Originating in China, emphasis is placed on the beauty of each individual brush stroke. Sumi-e endeavors to capture the “spirit” or “essence” of a subject rather than direct imitation. Although this class has a focus on Sumi-e technique, the class will also work with Western Black Ink Drawing and Painting techniques. 

Supply List:

  • Pencil
  • White Eraser
  • Black India (or Sumi-e ink) bottle
  • Bamboo Reed Drawing Pen (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Bamboo Brushes (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Strathmore or Canson Mix Media Paper Pad (14x17” or larger)
  • 2 water containers
  • 3 small jars/containers with lids

Optional: Red Watercolor, Hanko Signature Seal, Red Ink Stamp Pad, Rice Paper.

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.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $63.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $62.00.

PAD 14 - Self Expression & Exploration in Oil Painting

$200

with Nathaniel Emerson

Calendar Jan 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

This is an adult painting class.

This class is designed to guide students to find their inner artist and explore conscious and subconscious ideas – much like painters throughout history have found inspiration. The class is suitable for all levels and includes basic instruction for using oil paints as well as composition, subject matter, and concepts.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • Paint (Artist or high grade paint recommended): - Titanium White - Unbleached Titanium - Cadmium Red (Medium or Light) - Cadmium Yellow (Medium or Light) - Pthalo Blue - Cobalt Blue - Viridian (a rich dark green) - Alizarin Crimson - Burnt Sienna - Burnt Umber.  Add any other colors of your choosing.
  • Mediums and Solvents: Liquin- Sun thickened linseed oil, - Odorless Turpenoid, (not turpentine) 
  • Other necessary materials: - Various brushes... different sizes and shapes. Make sure to get at least one “round” and one “flat” brush. Make sure they are meant for oil paint; the more variations the better. (Artist grade brushes are essential)
  • Palette: Disposable palette paper or a reusable palette
  • Rags, (old washcloth or shop rag)
  • Palette knife
  • 2 containers with lids. (We will use these to mix and store our mediums.)
  • Pencil
  • Paper, (News print pad, sketch pad, or typing paper)
  • Carrying case for everything
  • Pre-stretched canvas, (at least 3). Many will be used, but only one will be necessary for the first class
  • Other materials may be added as class progresses.

About the Instructor:  Nathaniel Emerson is a practicing Atlanta artist with a background primarily in painting and diorama building. He graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 2005, where he studied painting, photography and videography, graduating with with a degree in studio art. As an artist, his paintings are inspired by surrealism, abstract expressionism and the contemporary New Liepzig School movement in Germany.  He has been a painting instructor at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center since 2009 and also teaches at The Paideia School. His paintings and other work can be seen at www.artroundhouse.com.

Payment plan available: $75 deposit plus 1 payments of $63.00, paid monthly. Final payment of $62.00.

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