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Interested in drawing and/or painting? Consider our new classes coming out in Winter 2017: Color and Tonal Value, and Pencil Drawing and Sketching
Color and Tonal Value is a six week course that will show you what tonal value really means, how it relates to paintings, and how you can use it for the best compositions. You will learn the entire process to create a complete painting. Starting with tonal values, you will work your way towards mixing colors and choosing different color schemes, and then you will learn to put it all together with complete paintings. In this class, you are able to work with any water-based media.
If painting and learning more about colors is something that interests you, give Color and Tonal Value a try!
Pencil Drawing and Sketching is a six week course that will show you how to sketch and create create realistic, detailed, pencil drawings of a wide variety of subjects. Demonstrations and practice will teach you to control the size of your drawings, understand perspective, accurately measure proportions, simplify complicated subjects, and artistically arrange your subjects on the paper.
Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn with good practice. So whether you are a drawing enthusiast, or a novice hoping to learn to draw, this is the class for you!
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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Building 52, Room E34
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