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ONSITE: Intermediate Drawing

July 12, 2022

If you've taken multiple beginner drawing classes or have experience with drawing in the recent past, this class may be a great opportunity for you to "get back in there!" This class will allow opportunities for you to experiment and recover your mark-making style and apply it to various subject areas with different dry media. […]

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ONSITE: Creating a Landscape with Soft Pastel

July 12, 2022

Learn methods of using soft pastels for landscape subjects from conception to completion. We'll cover application methods, color mixing techniques, and blending processes for drawing the landscape. Various methods and techniques will be discussed based on the papers and materials chosen by each student. We'll go over principles of composition based on format variation including […]

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ONSITE: Watercolor Landscapes

July 12, 2022

Use watercolor to paint landscapes while exploring basic watercolor skills, materials and techniques. Watercolor can be both fun and frustrating, dynamic and meditative. You will learn to use color to make simple watercolor washes and layering techniques while exploring the history, materials, tricks and ways to capture light as you paint and sketch using this […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (B)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Family Studio: Mystery Monster Machine Game!

July 12, 2022

Come and make art side by side as a family. Families will explore a new medium each week and create a beautiful project together. Join your family in this spooky art class, and play the mystery monster machine game! Pick 3 cards and draw a monster based on the description!!

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (K)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Drawing Horror (only offered once a year!)

July 12, 2022

Do you like drawing monsters, demons, and all things creepy? Bring your scary ideas to life! We will look at some of the best artists of horror, studying the techniques used to make the most gripping and disturbing drawings. Then we'll develop your own ideas into finished pieces. Study experimental comics of the past and […]

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ONSITE: Plein Air Drawing at Maymont Park

July 12, 2022

Post up and draw in front of the beautiful scenery at Richmond’s Fabulous Maymont Park! Everyone knows Richmond can be a spooky town, why not draw outside during THE spookiest month?! If you love fall and being outside let’s get out our watercolor kits and pencils and capture the changing color of the leaves and […]

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ONLINE: The Mask + the Mirror: Experimental Portraiture

July 12, 2022

Explore the history of portraiture, complete drawing excercises with a focus on experimentation and create your own mixed-media portrait. We'll begin the weekend by exploring 20th and 21st century experimental portraiture including the work of Picasso, Giacometti, Cocteau and move forward in time. You'll create a series of mixed media exercises on paper in a […]

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ONSITE: Chinese Ink Painting: Life Figure

July 12, 2022

This class is an introduction to the basics of the Chinese Gongbi painting technique and the eastern aesthetic and applies them to figure painting. Students will make gesture drawings and a stylized figure painting during one life session.

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ONLINE: The Painted Collage

July 12, 2022

Create paintings using collage techniques. We’ll begin by creating a series of small media experiments with acrylic paint. Then we’ll incorporate those experiments into a larger collage on panel.

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ONSITE: Drawing Fundamentals (A)

July 12, 2022

Learn the basic tenets of drawing and composition. We’ll cover line, shape, space and value. Hone your observation skills and use charcoal to translate what you see to paper.

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ONSITE: Drawing with Oil Pastels (Ages 9-11)

July 12, 2022

Enrich your art-making experience with drawing and painting using oil pastels, pencil and charcoal. We'll learn about a variety of approaches to drawing and painting. Classes will include demonstrations of various art media, comparison of styles and a study of how the materials can be used expressively.

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ONSITE: Experimental Comics

July 12, 2022

Study experimental comics of the past and present and explore different artistic mediums and methods of storytelling to make our own comics.

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ONSITE: Therapeutic Mandala Intensive

July 12, 2022

Explore the historical and artistic significance of the Mandala. We'll utilize the geometric rubric of the Mandala to explore modalities of self-expression. We will create complex personal Mandalas to help cope with stress, or emotional turmoil and provide avenues for positive and constructive artistic expression. Learn the history and techniques of mandala design and learn […]

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ONSITE: Pen + Ink Drawing

July 12, 2022

Learn how to draw using black India ink, a dip pen and a brush. We’ll cover techniques such as cross-hatching and stippling. You’ll learn the ins and outs of using a dip pen and brush, then we’ll go over drawing fundamentals such as value, perspective and line. We’ll also study the history of ink drawing […]

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ONSITE: Acrylic Mediums + Methods

July 12, 2022

Stretch beyond the fundamentals of working with acrylic paint, color theory and brushwork. We’ll focus on new techniques and methods relevant to painting classical, contemporary or idiosyncratic styles. You will come away with a deeper understanding of the acrylic medium and its expressive potential.

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ONSITE: Drawing, Painting + Collage (Ages 6-8)

July 12, 2022

If you want to explore drawing and painting, this class will show you how! Discover a variety of media and techniques for drawing and painting before we end with a collage using everything we've explored.

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ONSITE: Experimental Drawing (Ages 12-14)

July 12, 2022

Have fun exploring drawing in new and freeing ways! In Experimental Drawing, we will draw on a range of skills and senses to improve our comfort and sensibilities around drawing. We will do exercises such as blind contour drawing and drawing by touch. We will end our class with zines and a couple of large […]

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ONSITE: Figure Drawing (D)

July 12, 2022

These drawing sessions are open to anyone interested in drawing from a live figure model. A studio monitor guides the model and overall experience, but drawing instruction is not provided.

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ONSITE: Landscape in Oils

July 12, 2022

Create compelling landscapes in a series of paintings. Each week, we’ll focus on elements of the landscape including techniques for rendering sky, terrain, trees and water. We’ll also focus on palette development and color mixing. We'll cover seasonal themes and architecture while learning to use light and color to create depth. You'll practice layout and […]

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ONSITE: Introduction to the Figure (B)

July 12, 2022

Conducting figure studies can improve your representation of the human body, as well as the way it interacts with light. We’ll use various media, including graphite, charcoal, sanguine and conte chalk, as we work through a series of quick-gesture and long-pose drawings. Enjoy demonstrations and discussions about anatomy and drawing techniques.

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