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Cartoon Me: Watercolor Portraits
In this one time live watercolour class learnes will look at drawing a cartoon representation of themselves or a loved one, stylizing, and painting those portraits in watercolour. We will cover: Pencil types – leads – and drawing and under painting Watercolour – types – applications – variances Colour – spectrum – temperature – mixing Inking – contour lines – line weight Learners will work along side the teacher but be working on individual art pieces. This is a technique class and the emphasis will be on process as we work towards a finished goal, however a piece may be finished after class time. This program would be ideal for learners who have an understanding of drawing and proportion, who are open to artistic development, who are comfortable being on camera and sharing their work in a small class. We are here to support one another and the classroom atmosphere will focus on being supportive to all skill levels. Wonderful Watercolours! Introductory Techniques FLEX is a great watercolour class to explore before this one, however it is not a pre-requisite and learners with any experience layering watercolours will do well. As with all my classes, my goal as an artist facilitator is equip all learners with not only a safe place for artistic exploration, but the tools to pursue this exploration outside the classroom.
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Pet Portraits That Pop!
In this flexible schedule drawing class learners will have access to weekly materials including teacher videos and demonstrations, reference and materials lists, work sheets, and reference images. Learners can work from provided images or their own reference. Learners can expect materials to be released weekly and should expect assignments based on the learning of the week to be completed in order to successfully progress through the course material. This class will contain high involvement from the teacher and participation in class assignments and discussions with the teacher and peers is vital to success. Learners should be prepared to offer thoughts and ideas about the techniques being discussed as they are shared to the classroom. We are co learners in this classroom and we will work together to explore the materials. The teacher will guide learners through the steps for offering art critique and peer critique will be a part of weekly participation. No live meetings will be scheduled but may occur if one or more student would benefit from clarity and demonstration that a live meeting would best communicate.
In this class learners will work through gathering reference, observations, and critical analysis for drawing. In WEEK ONE we will work on sketches, proportions, and composition. During WEEK TWO and THREE, we will add colour to our pieces and will touch on colour theory, value, and light source. We will render our drawings and explore blending and detailing. During WEEK FOUR learners will finalize details of their work, look at ways to finish, protect, and display their portraits and how best to digitize their drawings for a portfolio.
Stamp It Up! Make Your Own Rubber Stamps: FLEX
In this four week flexible schedule program learners and the teacher together will plan, design, and create personalized rubber stamps for use in patterns, bullet journals, notebooks, and so much more. We will use drawing skills and apply them to our designs, transfer our designs to rubber block, and lino cut our designs. Finally, we will then apply our stamps to practical applications and go over longevity and care. Learners will share each stage of their process in the classroom for brainstorming and peer feedback. Together we will view, comment, and encourage each other and build a foundation of constructive criticism for art critique. Learners should expect to share photos, sketches, and videos in the classroom. Learners should expect to participate in technique explorations and respond to discussion prompts and fill out polls and a safety review quiz. Our learning flow will look like: Week 1: Brainstorming, sketching, design Week 2: Drawing, transferring, lino cut techniques Week 3: Trouble shooting, stamping, applications Week 4: Practical application, solidifying, care and storage. This class is best suited to learners who are looking for an introduction to linocut techniques and have a keen interest in drawing or logo design.
Anatomy of a Portrait: Flex Class
In this comprehensive flex program, learners will explore human facial anatomy for the artists. Learners will work on a self-portrait each week that consists of a study of the planes of the face, the skeletal and muscular structures, and will complete with a full pencil rendering. Learners must be prepared to engage in the classroom, show work, and complete assignments in order to progress each week. Learners can expect to work 1-2 hours per week on material, more or less time depending on their personal workflow. Material will be released weekly and teacher interaction will be high. Materials will include videos, assignments, exercises, and class discussions. Learners should have the ability, or help from a caregiver, to watch videos, share work, ask questions and engage in class discussions with other learners. Live meetings are not a required competent of this classroom but may occur should the one or more of the students be requiring specific assistance that can only happen through live discussion or demonstration. Learners should be familiar with drawing and shading. By the end of this program, learners will be able to view the face and have and understanding of the anatomy to apply to their portrait drawing practice. If learners have completed the coursework, by the end of the program learners will have a self-portrait composition that shows: pencil rendering, the planes of the face, a rendering of the skull and muscles, with labeled anatomy.
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