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Explore the beauty and variety of plant forms using pencil, watercolor, and colored pencil. This four-week course will introduce botanical drawing techniques through close observation and practice with contour, gesture, foreshortening, shading and color. All skill levels are welcome. Advance registration required.
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Working exclusively in the galleries, strengthen drawing and observation skills. Focus on basic drawing elements—including line, texture, shading, and composition—to learn a variety of techniques using different media such as leads, kneaded erasers, and colored pencils. Supplies will be provided.
Pastel has a quality unlike other media. There is a softness of surface and a vibrancy of color that is unique to it. Traditional pastel technique will be covered in this class as you explore techniques to layer color and learn about the uses of soft and hard pastel sticks. Work on various types of paper and discover why colored paper is used frequently...
Learn rendering skills for still-lives, portraits, landscapes or abstracts. This course covers various techniques for creating rich and complex drawings and paintings, including color mixing, layering acrylics and colored pencils and more.
Learn to draw in pen and ink. Using dip pen or a reservoir pen, discover the fluid quality and wonderful effects one can achieve with ink. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.
In this class, students will learn how to approach painting and drawing a landscape. Students will learn how to determine a composition, the difference between a shape, a value and a color, and how to effectively use color by learning about color relationships and color schemes such as analogous, complementary, and neutral. Students are...
Observe and draw the beauty of butterflies and moths in this three-hour color workshop. This program will introduce some observational drawing techniques with pencil, and then delve into colored pencils to create a rich, vibrant image. Advance registration required.
In this one-day workshop, students will explore classical architecture through free-hand drawings, focusing on details, proportions, and the use of perspective. The workshop will begin with a brief tour of the museum, using the collections and the building itself to illustrate essential aspects of classical architecture and its relationship to the...
Students will explore classical architecture through free-hand drawings and develop techniques and skills necessary using various media including graphite pencils and charcoal. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, and architectural masterworks throughout the Museum will serve as study subjects, enabling students to comprehend and experience the rules and...
Discover or re-discover the luminosity, richness and depth of pastels! Learn the basics of pastel drawing, such as color principles, layering, and texture. We will draw on both white and tinted papers. Learn how to discover your own style through the use of more personal color choices, composition and subject matter. Materials list will...
Learn to capture birds with colored pencils in this hands-on workshop. Explore basic avian anatomy and observational drawing techniques, then dive into some techniques for working with colored pencils to build up rich colors and plumage textures. Advance registration required.
Gain an intimate understanding of how to conceptualize and construct a representational painting. You will develop accurate and expressive painting techniques that explore and develop concepts such as proportion, value structure, shape recognition, primary and tertiary color relationships and mixing compliments. Paint in Oil or Acrylic. Class...
This class allows students to explore various mediums including drawing, painting and collage. Student progression is based on their individual interests and experience exploring art. Skill building follows each student’s learning style and works to support long term enjoyment of art. Teachers foster independent exploration and work to build knowledge...
In this fun and innovative course, students will use a variety of techniques to build upon drawings for unique and contemporary creations. Starting with simple drawings, learn how to add paint, collage, transfers and more to create pieces with an interesting and modern twist. No drawing experience necessary.
Learn to create vibrant color pencil drawings, explore value, color combinations and color mixing, layering, expression and mood. Class projects and individualized instruction will focus on basic colored pencil drawing techniques, rendering, creating surface texture.