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Most of us stop drawing around 10 years of age when we become self-conscious and very critical of ourselves. As Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” The good news is that learning how to draw is like learning to ride a bicycle or playing an instrument; you can learn and we can teach you.
Our adult classes offer personalized instruction depending on the experience of the student and their interests. Everyone in the class can work on different projects and at different levels.
For adult students who are beginners, we start with drawing instruction. We like the method of Dr. Betty Edwards, who wrote “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” and we use it with our students. As part of this curriculum, we review: contour line, cross contour line, negative space, perspective and basic shading techniques. We mainly use pencil and paper at first. Once basic skills are mastered, we encourage students to work with charcoal and soft pastels and go deeper to understand values and shading.
For experienced students, we have an initial talk to determine the current level of the student and discuss their interests and objectives for the class. We then suggest a series of projects that will strength the skills they need to improve or teach a new medium they have not experienced before. Students can choose from charcoal, pencil, watercolor, soft and oil pastels and acrylics.
"In the last 3 years I have seen my focus improve, my techniques expand, and my enthusiasm for creating beauty through art grow tremendously."
"No matter what is your level, from beginners to professionals all are always welcome."
"You might very well find you have a hidden talent that simply needed the right environment in which to emerge."