Painting Objects & Environment

by Gary Meyer

This course consists of lectures, demonstrations and painting.  The instructor demonstrates the rendering of various objects, landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes and costumed figures in acrylic paint.  The students paint based on principles discussed in class.

 


Perspective Drawing 1

by Gary Meyer

The Perspective 1 Drawing class will include a study of the system that allows artists to draw the world of space and form on a flat surface.  The students explore one point perspective and two-point perspective in both sketches and using systems of measurement points. The three-point perspective is introduced with basic drawings and drawings of greater complexity including one demonstrating three-point perspective from a specific eye level.  The final large project is a drawing of some architectural structures in three-point perspective.

Monday 7:30 - 10:30 pm

1/9/17 - 3/13/17


 

 

Simply Watercolor & Simply Oil Painting

by Tim Tien

This class is to learn to paint in watercolor or in oil. This class is ideal for watercolor painter who wants to start painting in oil or for oil painter who want to try painting in watercolor.  The class will cover value structure, color structure, design and composition. We'll also learn to paint in a looser and impressionistic manner.  In this class student will learn how to break down the fundamental of painting from looking at a set up or scenery and restructure them into  a painting of their own. In class we will use all means such as still-life, digital image, photo and looking at master's painting to help us to see, to understand and to design the underlying value and color structure of our paintings.

Monday 7:30 - 10:30 pm

1/9/17 - 3/13/17

 

Figure & Costume Painting

by Charles Hu

Value, contrast, temperature, color harmony, composition and design will be discussed in this class.  Students will be able to proceed the class using a monochromatic, limited, or full palette depening on the level of the students.  This is a class for all levels.

 

 

Composition & Layout

by Arthur Loftis

This course will cover the essentials of composing layouts for entertainment design. We will learn to use shape, form, depth, proportion and space to create scenes that effectively communicate story to the viewer. This course is an excellent introduction to the principles of design that form the basis of visual development. Throughout the term, we will develop rough sketches into fully-rendered, tonal layouts.

Wednesday 7:30 - 10:30 pm

1/11/17 - 3/15/17

 

 

Figure & Costume Sketching

by Charles Hu

In this course, we will be focusing on the elements of quick sketch- gesture, rhythm, line of action, volume, stretch and pinch.  Design ideas on how to create shapes that give a dynamic read and help to unify the action of the pose will also be covered.  We will also be experimenting different mediums like pastel charcoal, fountain pen, marker, ball point pen.  The goal is to take what you learn from the class and be able to sketch at you favorite locations in your sketchbook.

 

 

 

From Head Drawing to Head Painting

by Edgar Silva

Students who struggle in painting usually is due to drawing issues rather than color mixing.   Many students struggle with proportion, and understanding the structure of the head.  For this class, we will be focusing on proportion, value, and structures of the head.  Learning how to design shapes and edges will also be discussed in the first 4 weeks.  For the remaining weeks, we will then transit into head painting

 


Painting in Digital Medium

by Arthur Loftis

This class is an introduction to painting in Photoshop for those who have an interest in animation, entertainment design or illustration.  We will cover all the fundamentals of value, color and texture, as well as basic Photoshop controls, workflow and file organization for production.  Students will develop their core digital painting skills, and create portfolio pieces that illustrate their story-telling abilities.

Thursday 7pm - 10pm 

1/12/17 - 3/16/17  

Head Painting

by Joseph Todorovitch

We will paint from life and discuss choices for setting up the pose, composition, color harmony, lighting,  pacing, and bringing the painting to a decent level of resolve.  We'll also discuss the language of describing paint in order to better understand our mixtures.  Joseph will explain his approach and demonstrate by painting along and illustrating his ideas about the approach.

Thursday 7:00 - 10:00 pm


 

Creative Sketching

by Ron Velasco

Creative sketching will focus on the fundamentals of drawing and painting to create a more expressive, personal sketchbook. The class will experiment with different drawing styles and explore what is a good design. We will focus on designing pages to create visual narratives through various subjects. We will experiment with different mediums such as pen, ink, charcoal, and paint. This class will enhance your skills in character design, storytelling, composition and design.  This class will meet on location every other week. 

Saturday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

1/14/17 - 3/18/17

 

 

Portraiture Drawing

by Richard Morris

This class is an exploration of the fundamental principles used in drawing portraits.  Structural concepts such as planes and construction will be emphasized, as well as the techniques of tonal drawing.  Analysis and breakdown of the individual features will be an integral part of the class, with special emphasis being placed upon their relation to the whole.  Observation of shapes and the identification of the unique character of each model will be taught as a means of capturing a likeness.

 


 

Tonal Figure Drawing

by Richard Morris

The objective of this course will be to develop a working process that will enable the advanced student to reach higher levels of finish in their life drawings.  Fundamental concepts such as construction, anatomy, and accuracy will be stressed.  However, the main focus will be on understanding light, manipulation of value for the sake of composition, and the editing of visual
information to express an overall concept.  The goal will be for students to take their life drawings to a higher level of finish, but more importantly develop a method which suits their personal vision.

 

 

Gesture Drawing

by Charles Hu

In this class, we will be focusing on gesture, rhythm, action, and the harmony within the pose to give drawing a more “rhythmical” instead of a stiff look.  The class also will stress on using line weight to show tension, weight, and balance using reference to exaggerate the action within your drawing to have a more expressive and energetic look.  Poses in this class range from 3 minutes to 10 minutes.  Previous anatomy or life figure drawing experience is recommended for this class.

 

Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

1/14/17 - 3/18/17


Drawing & Anatomy

by Charles Hu

In the first half of the quarter of this class, we will focus on proportion and forms.  Then transit into focusing on skeleton, its landmarks, structure, how it articulates, and how it affects the movement of the muscles.  Anatomy will be the focus in the 2nd half of the quarter.  There will be weekly lecture on different parts of the body.  Emphasis on muscles, proportion, origin, attachment, and movement. Working with live model with poses ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours.  This is a great class for students who would like to build a strong foundation for figure drawing and figure invention. 

Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

1/14/17 - 3/18/17

 

Figure Painting 1

by Edgar Silva

This class will consist of a demonstration with a lecture covering the important elements in painting such as value, color, temperature, edges, color theory as well as composition and design.  This class takes students through a monochromatic, limited, and finally a full palette, allowing students to understand color on a gradient

Saturday 1:30 pm - 04:30 pm

1/14/17 - 3/18/17

Painting with an Emphasis on Colors

by Sunny Apinchapong


The class will be emphasizing on capturing and tounderstand the variety of lights through color relationship, by doing so, the local colors such as fresh tones will be eliminated.  The same  principal that apply to all subjects.  Still-life is always the best subject to learn the color relationship and constructing the planes.  These knowledge and skills are essential on portraitures that’s not only to capture the likeness but also the light that will helps set up the harmony, mood and the atmosphere.  Beside colors, the class will also focus on designing and learning the art of setting up still-life. 

 

 


Beginning Figure Drawing

by Edgar Silva

This is a foundation studio course emphasizing the development of perceptual skills through drawing the human figure from direct observation. Drawing the figure is one of the fastest and most rewarding ways to acquire the foundational skills needed for all aspects of artistic communication. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, you will learn how to see and interpret visual information as it relates to the human form. Class time will be devoted to hands-on drawing projects working directly from the model and will be supplemented with lectures and demonstrations, that will simplify the complex structures of the figure into manageable units. The following topics, methods, strategies and subjects will be covered: gesture, shape, structure, movement, weight, volume , space and expression through line, mark, and value.

Suday 10:00 am - 01:00 pm

1/15/17 - 3/19/17


 

Life Drawing for Storytelling

by April Connors

Incorporating both life drawing and studio sessions, this class focuses on using costumed figure  drawing as a tool for exploring storytelling through illustration.  In-class assignments will focus on exercises designed to push story elements in one's life drawings which can then further be explored through brainstorming, thumb-nailing, and composing compositions during the studio portion of the class.  Students will be encouraged to complete at least 1 illustration over the course of the class.

Sunday 1:30 pm - 04:30 pm

1/15/17 - 3/19/17

 

 

 

Beginning Head Drawing

by Edgar Silva

This is a foundation studio course emphasizing the development of perceptual skills through drawing the human Head from direct observation. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, you will learn how to see and interpret visual information as it relates to the human form. Class time will be devoted to hands-on drawing projects working directly from the model and will be supplemented with lecture and demonstrations. Students will study basic structure, proportion of the head; as well as the effects of light, and form are emphasized.

Sunday 5:00 - 8:00 pm

1/15/17 - 3/19/17