Basic Drawing 1 - Introduces beginning students of any age to the basic elements of art using oil pastels.
Basic Drawing 2 - Builds on lessons and skills acquired during Drawing 1, emphasizing drawing, composition, values and shading.
Basic Charcoal 1 - Students learn to work with shading pencils and charcoal focusing on shape, form, light, shadow and texture.
Basic Charcoal 2 - Builds on Charcoal 1, with an emphasis on perspective, composition, illusion of depth.
Colored Pencils - This is an intermediate progression for students who need to refine their skills before moving on. They work on building and mixing colors using colored pencils.
Water Color Pencil - Emphasizes basic drawing with water colors using a wet brush to blend & create painting. Helps students further develop fine motor skills necessary to move to more complex painting and build confidence before moving on to water colors. Upon completion, students will be ready for water color painting.
Water Color - Exploration of the color wheel, color combinations, and basic color theory. Experiment with different techniques using wet on wet, sheer painting, opaque painting. Learn how to use a brush, mix paint & find colors. Preparation for oil painting.
Oil 1 - Students are initiated into the medium with two contrasting colors only – burned umber and titanium white utilizing all the concepts of basic drawing and getting a feel for oil paint and the paint brush.
Oil 2 - Once the student masters two colors, full color paintings are next. The first color oil painting utilizes the four primary colors. Additional colors are then added. When they’re ready, students choose the subjects, picture, and composition of their own paintings. Through the process, they learn to express themselves in oil and tie together all the lessons up until now.