The practice of still life develops and strengthens the natural level of drawing ability while improving your observation and rendering skills. This fundamental art class introduces and furthers the study of sketching, drawing, and shading through observation of still life. Working from still life, will increase the students understanding of the Elements of Art and Principles of design which combined creates a pleasing composition. Through the exploration of these concept students will gain much valued skills that increase their knowledge for the process of creating art. Ms Kym will introduce elements and principles of art such as line, color, shape,value, texture,space, balance, unity,variety, rhythm/movement, emphasis, pattern, and proportion. Different mediums will be introduced and used such as charcoal, graphite, water color pencils and ink, while experimenting with techniques such as shading, blending, cross hatching and stippling.Each student will be met at their individual level, allowing each young artist to express themselves while continually building their skills. Each week a new still life, medium and technique will be introduced, all samples and work will be kept in a sketchbook, allowing the students work to be neatly preserved and access to continue their studies.
Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 PM
March 12, 19
April 2, 9, 16, 23
Please note that there is no class on March 26.
Tuition: $150/6 classes
Materials fee: $15/term
Still Life Studies: Drawing and Sketching