Art Classes

Evening Basic Drawing - Winter 2018

Evening Basic Drawing
with Angela Bolling
8-weeks
Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:30pm
Session One:
January 10 - February 28 | Session Two: March 21 - May 9
Members: $135.00
Non Members: $165.00

Cost includes $15 model fee

This class will address concepts of basic drawing. The student will learn fundamental skills by using various types of line quality, designing with shape, rendering three-dimensional form, discerning value and assessing visual information relationally. Emphasis is placed on the physical and responsive aspects of drawing. Through the repetition of observation and reflex, an intuitive sense of composition, perspective, and proportion develops. The class will use a variety of types of charcoal and pencil. Ages 16+
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

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Instructor: Angela Bolling
Dates: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 6:00pm - Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 8:30pm
Meets every week through Wed May 09 2018
Cost: Members: $135.00 Non Members: $165.00

Morning Basic Drawing - Winter 2018

Morning Basic Drawing
with Philip Perschbacher
8-weeks
Thursdays 9:30am-12pm
Session One:
January 11 - March 1 | Session Two: March 15 - May 3
Members: $120.00
Non-Members: $150.00

Are you interested in Drawing? Learn the skills and techniques of drawing whatever your skill level! In this course students will learn to draw gestures, light and shadow, perspective, composition and shading. Beginning with still lifes and moving on to more complex subjects, students in this course will learn and refine the fundamentals of drawing and create finished art.
If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.
 

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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:30am - Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Thu May 03 2018
Cost: Members: $120.00 Non-Members: $150.00

Figure Study - Winter 2018

Figure Study with Philip Perschbacher
8-weeks
Saturdays 9:30am-12:00pm
Session One: January 13 - March 3 
Session Two: March 17 - May 5
Members: $155
Non Members: $185
(Price Includes Model Fee)
Learn the skills and techniques of figure drawing. Students from any skill level, beginning to advanced, will learn the step by step approach to figure drawing. This class will focus on proportions, balance, volumes, rhythm, light and shadow. Students will create quick gesture drawings as well as fully shaded figure drawings. Ages 18+
 
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Instructor: Philip Perschbacher
Dates: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 9:30am - Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
Meets every week through Sat May 05 2018
Cost: Members: $155.00 Non Members: $185.00

Afternoon Portrait Drawing - Winter 2018

Afternoon Portrait Drawing
with Dan Wine
8  weeks
Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:30pm

February 7 - March 28
Members: $145
Non Members: $175
Price includes model fee

This class will make an examination of the portrait. We will initially discuss staging, lighting the model, and composing to our paper. We will continue further to discuss facial proportion as we establish an organizational line drawing of our model. Next, we will define the planer structure of facial anatomy in order to see the face as a series of successively shrinking planes that reflect varied degrees of light back to the viewer. This is the ‘architecture’ of our likeness. At this point, we will take note of what can be called a ‘light system’ and a ‘shadow system’, and determine which of the planes formerly established lies within each system. Finally, we will discuss the application of relative values to the drawing, and resolve the image into a solid likeness.
Note: For anyone who has previously taken my chalk pastel class, I am removing issues of color application, so that we may focus on drawing fundamentals. However, if you desire to work in color, I am not discouraging you! Please bring your pastels.

If you must cancel, please email or call STLAG. A refund will be given
only if cancellation occurs seven days prior to the first day of class. No exceptions.

 

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Instructor: Dan Wine
Dates: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 1:00pm - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:30am
Meets every week through Wed Mar 28 2018
Cost: Members: $155 Non Members: $185

Evening Portrait Drawing - Winter 2018

 
Thursday Evenings

6:00pm to 8:30pm

February 8  -  March 29 
Instructor: Elizabeth M. Willey
Members: $155.00
Non Members: $185.00
Cost includes model fee
 
This class will build upon concepts of basic drawing and apply them to more challenging subject matter. The student will be learning how to assess proportions and planar structures of the human face, discerning value and assessing visual information relationally. We will focus on using tonal value as building blocks of composition to convey depth and volume, as well as more ephemeral concepts like emotion and atmosphere. We will begin by learning how to accurately analyze the contours, planes, and proportions of the face and head, moving into use of core shadow and simultaneous contrast to convey emotion and energy. Students will also learn how to tone paper, including brown craft paper, with charcoal and create a composition using subtractive erasing as well as additive marks to create a unified image with flow and balance. We will discuss the concept of ‘chiaroscuro’ and how it can successfully be employed to create drama in a charcoal composition. And finally, we will learn about how to create portraits using high key, middle key, and low key composition. The class would use a variety of types of charcoal. (Students from prior classes may already have a majority of the supplies). We will be working from a model. Prior drawing experience is not required. Ages 18+
 
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Instructor: Elizabeth M. Willey
Dates: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:00am - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:00pm
Meets every week through Fri Mar 30 2018
Cost: Members: $155.00 Non-Members: $185.00