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SEPTEMBER adult classes

January 4, 2013

Classes are $35 each.  Sign up for one or sign up for the month.

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 4th

Examining the still life:

Yes, the still life.  This is a practice worked on by artist throughout the ages.  Why?  What is it’s allure?  Find out what makes this a subject matter that has stood the test of time.  This is a class for all skill levels.  We will be working with a very forgiving medium, charcoal.  The richness of that velvety black, the contrast with the stark white paper, even the pentimento that can only be created through the reworking of your vision.  These are the things that bring thought, introspection, and even tears to your eye.  This is what artists have held close to them for thousands of years, now you are that artist.

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 11th

Expressive Drawing:  

Starting to go a little crazy? Love art but couldn’t draw a stick figure if your life depended on it?  This is the class for you.  Representation has nothing to do with this work.  In this class we are examining the expressive nature of line.  You may be more acquainted with the representational side of drawing but what you may not know is the lines you make can communicate things that are intangible.  Memories, ideas, musings, and emotions come forth by gesture, stroke, and contrast.  Learn how to develop these skills and maybe come to some realizations as we work with the unknown.

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 18TH

The self portrait:  

What can be more telling, more personal than a self portrait?  A picture can say a thousand words but one created by your own hand will speak volumes.  This class is for all skill levels.  Again, we will be using a forgiving medium, charcoal, or for the slightly more daring, conte.  Learn the proper placement of facial features and more importantly, learn how to make it actually look like you.   

Wednesday SEPTEMBER 25TH

The art of collage:

How do you create something without making a mark?  Collage.  This is artwork made from an assemblage of different forms and textures, thus creating a new whole.  A collage may sometimes include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas (in our case paper).  To make this work truly yours, feel free to bring materials from home to incorporate into your piece.  Bring new meaning to existing images and make it say what you want it to.  This art form can be traced back hundreds of years and is still strong today.  All skill levels can enjoy this class and the better you get at it, the more complex your pieces become.

All materials are supplied at Color Wheel Studio but feel free to bring your own.  We also have many of the materials used in class for purchase in the Color Wheel Store for you to take home and continue your work.

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