Drawing and Painting for Young People

 This series of classes introduces teens and pre-teens (ages 12 – 17) to essential tools and skills of art that apply to fine art or all types of illustration.  These classes are perfect for the passionate young artist and give them a serious leg-up in building advanced skills essential for those who may seek careers in the arts.  The discipline and skills developed will translate into a stronger ability to realize individual artistic goals and build versatile and attention grabbing portfolios.  The classes are fun too!

Space is limited to 6 participants. Scholarships will be available.

Specific Class times are being developed now. Please email sarahfburns@gmail.com for more information.

Winter:
Drawing Foundations with Sarah F Burns

Students will cover the essential foundations of visual art:  Proportion, Perspective, Value, Light Effect, Modeling, Volume, Textures, Edges, Form, Composition.  Each week we will cover an area in-depth and the class will culminate with a finished drawing.  Most weeks there will be a slide presentation showing how the skill and tool is used throughout many styles and types of art.

Spring:
Grisaille Painting with Sarah F Burns

Students will take the drawing skills gained in the first semester and apply them to paint!  The series will begin with a power point presentation on the history of still life painting as well as a primer on composition.  Each student will design their own still life, from which they will compose and complete a gray-scale oil painting.

Registration for Winter Session will open up in Fall 2018.

Summer:
Color Painting with Sarah F Burns

Go from gray scale oil painting to the exciting world of color! Students will study color theory including how the eye works and perceives color and will create full color still life paintings they design.

Summer Intensive:
Figure Drawing and Art Show Preparation with Sarah F Burns

Figure drawing – students learn to capture gesture, proportion, character, expression of the human figure.  Students learn basic anatomy essential to drawing.  The classroom has a full sized skeleton used to look for what’s happening under the surface.  Each session will have live art models to work from. (In this series, life models wear leotard or modest swimsuit.)

Teen Studio Program Art Show at Project Space

Students choose their best work from the previous year and learn to make it ready for display, including varnishing, framing and labeling the work and then hanging and lighting it to professional gallery standards.  Family and friends members of the public and press are invited to see and celebrate the progress made throughout the year.  During the exhibit, students get practice talking to people about their work.