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Pre-College One-Week Summer Intensives

Pre-College Intensives: Drawing 1 Online, DR 710ED-1

$375

with David Wilson

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Ideal for teens who want to further their drawing skills and develop a strong body of work for their portfolios. Students will learn the fundamental principles of observational drawing, as well as strategies for working successfully from photographs and invention. Emphasis will be placed on the study of proportions, perspective, light & shadow, line, tone, gesture, and figure/ground relationships. Time spent on each drawing will expand throughout the class in an effort to explore a more complex treatment of form, value, composition, surface, and design. This course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and include video demonstrations, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as twice daily live chats via Zoom.

Each day will include a 1 hour live Zoom session from 9-10am and another 1 hour live Zoom session from 1-2pm, with students then having 2-3 hours after each demonstration to work on the assignment with the instructor available for feedback. The subjects covered include:

Drawing 1

Monday - Pencil - line drawing, line weight, marks & textures, measuring, perspective

Tuesday - Pencil - light & shadow, tonality, value structures, cross hatching, rendering

Wednesday - Charcoal - tonal drawing, wipe out, additive vs subtractive, composition & cropping

Thursday - Interiors - perspective, composition & design, content & narrative

Friday - Portraiture - head structure, portrait proportions, drawing from photographs

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will become familiar with a variety of drawing materials and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of perspective and proportion.
  • Students will learn to 'see' more clearly to confidently create more effective and realistic drawings.

All materials needed for the course can be found using this link: Materials List - Drawing I

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Pre-College Intensives: Portrait Drawing & Painting Online, DR 714HS

$375

with Al Gury

Calendar Jul 20, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to do excellent portraits, understand portrait structure and how to get a likeness. The instructor will guide students through understanding the anatomy and proportions of the head, how to draw the features, learn how to get a likeness and how to build portrait drawings and paintings for your portfolio. An overview of the history of portraits and portrait styles will be included as well as the materials of making a portrait. Step by Step photo and video demonstrations will be provided, as well as regular live Zoom meetings for group discussion and critique. Additional demonstrations will include a portrait in acrylic and oil, pastel and self portrait. Students will work in the media of their choice. Projects will range from sketchbook exercises to fully finished works. The online, user friendly platform, Canvas, will be used. Open to all 9-12 grades.

Learning goals:

  • Students will gain an overview of the anatomy of the head
  • Students will learn how to get a likeness
  • Students will gain proficiency in both portrait sketches and finished portraits
  • Students will gain proficiency in using basic portrait materials.

All materials needed for the course can be found using this link: Materials List - Portrait Drawing and Painting

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Pre-College Intensives: Drawing For Comics Online, DR 723EC

$375

with Jeff Kilpatrick

Calendar Jul 27, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

In this course, students will be taught cartooning basics, studying drawing and inking techniques using a variety of professional tools. They will also be taught the language of sequential art (comics). Students will write a story based on real life or imagination, then design characters and environments to be used as they transform that story into a short-form comic. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat via Zoom.

All materials needed for the course can be found using this link: Materials List - Drawing for Comics

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Pre-College Intensives: Drawing Nature

$375

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Get outside and learn how to draw nature in this online intensive course focused on drawing plants, animals, and other outdoor subjects. This course is perfect for high school students interested in improving their observational drawing skills and developing work for a portfolio. Learn how to draw subjects in nature from life and from photographs. Master the drawing fundamentals of gesture, proportion, volume, tone, and composition with charcoal, pencils, and colored chalk on toned paper. Ideal for all levels, this course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and include video demonstrations, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as daily live chats via Zoom. Live sessions will take place daily from 9-10am and 3-4pm, and the instructor will be available throughout the day for feedback.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will acquire a deeper knowledge of the history of drawing.
  • Students will become familiar with a wide range of drawing material and techniques.
  • Students will acquire a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of drawing.
  • Students will acquire the ability to depict observed and invented form through a mastery of perspective and proportion.
  • Students will ultimately learn to “see” for more effective drawing and painting.

 

Pre-College Intensives: Illustration: The Art of the Concert Poster Online, DR 710MI

$375

with James Heimer

Calendar Aug 3, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Explore illustration as a counterpart to music through the art of the concert poster. Students will experiment with a variety of hands-on methods to develop imagery that interprets the lyrical content of their favorite artists. Spontaneous and stream of consciousness drawing and lettering exercises will be employed to invent narratives from instrumental music. The history of the concert poster will provide context and serve as inspiration for the students own projects. The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes video demonstrations, lectures, and assignments. Daily group discussions and individual critiques will be conducted via Zoom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will gain an understanding of communication through pictorial means.
  • Students will express abstract concepts through pictorial symbols.
  • Students will present preliminary work that clearly communicates their objectives.
  • Students will balance lettering and imagery. Students will demonstrate the use of critical thinking, creativity, and a personal voice.

All materials needed for the course can be found using this link: Materials List - Illustration The Art of the Concert Poster

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Pre-College Intensives: Digital Photography Online, IN 660HS

$375

with RA Friedman

Calendar Aug 10, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, composition and content, logistics,post processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, and assembling a photo project to create a portfolio.

The course will utilize the online learning platform Canvas, and includes videos, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as live chat. Class structure consists of new material being explored in the morning,and then applying that knowledge with camera or computer after lunch. Class will meet live via Zoom from 10am-12pm. The instructor will also be available via text/voice from 12pm to 5pm. Students will post their daily work and check-in for feedback 

 

Required:

  • DSLR or compact camera with manual functions for exposure and focus 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud subscription 
  • PC or Mac computer sufficient to run the programs and an Internet connection.

Recommended: tripod.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will acquire the ability to move from capture to output with confidence and proficiency.
  • Students will understand the digital photography workflow and how to tailor it to one’s needs and vision.
  • Students will gain an awareness of how the camera sees and how the photographer’s visual, technical, and operational choices impact both the message communicated and its effectiveness.

All materials needed for the course can be found using this link: Materials List - Digital Photography 

Pre-College Intensives: Drawing 2: The Human Body, DR 605EH

$375

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Aug 10, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This intensive course will focus on the anatomy of the human figure. Drawing the human figure is one of the most time-honored methods of art training and a great way to rapidly produce valuable work for a portfolio. This course will help students build skills in recognizing basic rules of human proportion and teach building block principles of human anatomy. Prerequisite: Drawing (Section 1 or 2), Portrait Drawing & Painting or other basic drawing experience. Note: This class will use partially nude imagery and anatomical imagery. This course will utilize Canvas, and include video demonstrations, lectures and assignments with regular instructor feedback, as well as daily live chats via Zoom. Live sessions will take place daily from 9-10am and 3-4pm, and the instructor will be available throughout the day for feedback.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will gain competency in depicting the proportions of the human figure.
  • Students will identify and make use of 2D design principles.
  • Students will recognize and apply a range of drawing techniques.
  • Students will develop and discuss concepts and image development in the form of structured critique.
  • Students will experiment with different forms of mark making and recognize which tools to use to create a variety of marks.
  • Students will gain an understanding of how to render fabric and drapery.

 





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