Basic Drawing and Creative Thinking
Sketchbooks offer more than just an opportunity to practice techniques and get down ideas; they provide a way to follow through on your art projects. Using your creative engine to generate imagery first starts with drawing. This class will focus on both… inspiration and drawing. By spotting imaginative opportunities and visualizing them- students will be given drawing instruction and techniques, alternative media tips plus weekly prompts. Also provided will be a variety of collected reference and a review of artists and art movements for you to kickstart your inspired self-expression. Learn drawing techniques and How-to-Begin a drawing. Develop a finished piece, fill your sketchbook and walk away with ideas and the ability to further your creative journey.
Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
April 19 – May 17
Members $150 / Non-Members $180
Please bring: Your Imagination
Sketchbook: 1 bound Sketchbook or any collection of preferred paper
Paper in pads: 9 X 12 Strathmore Mixed Media pad of paper
9 X 12 Canson Watercolor pad of paper
Tracing paper in pads: 9 X 12(or any other size)
Various Writing/Drawing tools and Accessories: That includes pencils (preferably mechanical pencils with a 2B lead), colored pencils, pens, watercolor and brushes, markers, kneaded erasers etc.
Collected Reference Imagery: Photos, patterned paper, interesting items (from a candy bar wrapping to a magazine), calendar image, poetry, retro images, sticky notes, grid paper, stickers, charts, fonts, clear acetate paper, maps etc.
Adhesives: Glue sticks, various tapes (scotch tape, artists’ white tape, patterned tape, old-school photograph corners, any creative resources to adhere imagery).
Measuring Devices: Rulers, Circle/Ellipse templates, Triangles
PLEASE KNOW THE INSTRUCTOR WILL BE PROVIDING REFERENCE AND TOOLS (except for sketchbooks, pads, and pencils) BUT ANY CONTRIBUTION IS ENCOURAGED.