Drawing & Painting!
Teacher: Casandra Carrettini
Class Fees: $240 or $230 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments
Mat Fees: $35
This spring semester we will be inspired by nature. Through the vision of three artists we will discover different ways to create representational nature art work.
First students will learn about Albert Bierstadt, an amazing landscape artist that was inspired by the National Parks. Then, students will create their own landscape art work while practicing perspective.
Next, students will explore a more detail way of drawing animals and plants by discovering the art work of John James. Inspired by him, students will create scientific illustration art work of animals while learning animal anatomy.
After observing and learning how to draw in a realistic way, students will try a different approach. For the last exercise, students will also interpret nature. We will be inspired by Van Gogh and his unique way of seeing the world. While learning about his post impressionism style, students will make a more personal stylized artwork.
Join us in this fun art adventure!
Through this trimester’s theme: “balancing opposites” students will experiment and learn the techniques of two very different materials: watercolors and oil pastels.
Our first group of opposites will be Geometrical and organic. To fully understand the meaning and use of these art elements students will create two pieces of art:
While learning about Color Theory and Value, students will make a painting with geometric and organic shapes that they will paint in a monochromatic color scheme.
Students will create geometric mosaics of a tree, overlapping and combining the image of the tree in summer and winter, in different squares.
The second group of opposites will be new and old. Students will balance old and new elements through the creation of two surrealistic paintings.
Students will make a collage art work mixing words and pictures from old books and watercolor art pieces made by them to create a landscape.
Students will first learn how to draw in one and two point perspective by creating boxes in space and practicing drawing architecture. Once the technique is assimilated, students will create a watercolor city painting with old elements while combining it with futuristic ideas.
For the final piece students will create an independent project where they will use all the tools learned in the semester. Join us in this art adventure!