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About Face: Portraits

Course No. CEPT 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Melissa Harris
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

This course is an exploration in the history and art of portraiture. Learn to open your eye and steady your hand! In this course focus on rendering skills, while also exploring creative ways to interpret personality and expression. From realistic model drawing/painting to more abstracted methods of representation, this course is great for both practice and trying new things. All levels from beginners to portraitists are welcome!

Abstract Painting

Course No. CEPT 350 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Terry Clark
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Tuesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm

Abstract painting is a conscious breakaway from traditional realistic painting. A unique decision made over a century ago retains great value today. Since then, many abstract artists have made important contributions to the art world. Perhaps one of the most significant contributions was changing the public perception of what art should represent. The personal approach to art making is a newer idea within visual art history. The class introduces concepts and techniques used by masters of Abstraction. Three different artists influence the class direction. The artists for the summer session are: Claude Monet, Jean Dubuffet, and Bridget Riley.. Ideas discussed and practiced in class include: color as subject, painting as object, and multiple process applications. In the studio, we will work together towards our goals. Two paintings are made from each artist. The first painting is small in scale, simple, and is considered a study or investigation piece. The second painting is large in scale, complex, and is considered a final or finished piece. All of the paintings aim to visually emulate specific styles. Acrylic paint application and color mixing will be presented through instructor demonstrations.

Acrylic Painting: Experimental Approaches

Course No. CEPT 425 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Mondays) – 6:309:30pm

Push beyond the ordinary to develop your creative potential. In this acrylic painting course you will participate in a series of exercises designed to facilitate creative experimentation with materials and concepts. Subjects will include gesture, fracture, motion, contrast, intuition, discord, expression, and imagination. A personal approach to art making is encouraged. Individual and group critiques will be conducted to reinforce issues addressed in class.

Animation: Story and Design

Course No. CEAN 120 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Wednesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm

In this class we will explore the fundamentals in visual storytelling and storyboard techniques for film and television animation. Using traditional drawing materials, you will learn basic character construction as well as narrative creation. Discover how live acting can add personality to your characters, while utilizing various writing exercises to get your creativity flowing. With these building blocks you will soon have a unique character ready to bring to life. Learn the tools of the trade, and make your next animated project an award winner! Open to students in grades 10-12.

Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified

Course No. CEDR 100 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 6 - August 1 (Tuesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm

Simply put, this fun course will help you learn how to draw. It facilitates the study of drawing by direct observation and problem solving through the use of still life. The drawing situations presented in each session will focus on issues of object depiction, special relationships, shape, value, line and texture. You will face a variety of drawing challenges throughout the course, and be shown how to use specific techniques to better see, understand and represent the objects in each setup. Instruction will be through demonstrations, lectures, and direct one-on-one assistance. In addition sketchbooks will be used for practice, notes and assignments between classes. Open to students in grades 10-12.

Figurative Expressions in Mixed Media

Course No. CEDR 170 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 5 - July 24 (Mondays) – 6:00-9:00pm

Working from the live model in this new mixed media class, you will be encouraged to explore your own interpretations from realism to abstraction, from portraits to self-expressions. Whether you choose drawing tools, collage, painting, oil sticks, found objects, or all of the preceding, imagination will be your driving force. There will be guidance in the use of all materials, one-on-one discussions working directly with the instructor and group critiques. You will be encouraged to move beyond your comfort level and push creative boundaries.

Painting from the Natural World

Course No. CEPT 315 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Instructor Susan Danko
Dates June 8 - July 27 (Thursdays) – 6:30 - 9:30pm

In this course you will work from elements found in nature to create paintings that are inspired by their patterns and forms. You will come to more fully understand and appreciate the unique character of your subjects as you depict them in an array of styles ranging from realism to abstraction. Demonstrations and discussions will be provided to encourage experimentation and creative growth. This course is open to all levels of experience. Students may use any type of paint that they are comfortable working with in this class.

Soft Pastels: The Complete Course

Course No. CEDR 175 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Dates June 7 - July 26 (Wednesdays) – 6:00-9:00pm

Learn to use soft pastels with confidence and freedom by joining this comprehensive class for beginners and intermediate students. You will be exposed to full instruction in the use of materials, techniques, color application, and texture. Students will gain confidence and improve their skills in this vibrant beautiful medium. Step-by-step demonstrations in the use of under painting with alcohol, toned surfaces, application direct color and over painting will be covered as well as all the essentials of composition, value, and light patterns.

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