Apr. 14, 21, 28
(suggested ages 7-12)
Students will learn techniques for both realistic to life drawing and comic illustration. Using pencils, makers, and pens students will learn how various materials can be used to create what they imagine. They will focus on:
- How to use perspective
- Gesture and Blind Contour drawing techniques to help learn shape and form of various objects
- How to break down objects into more manageable shapes
- Still life examples to train the eye to draw what you see
- Composition and design
- Structuring an illustrated storyline
- Creating figures and forms in a comic style
No previous experience is required and all materials are provided!
Instructor Allison Brown, Visual Arts Program Manager at The Foundry – Allison attended the University of Southern Indiana with an undergraduate focus on Art History and Studio Art, then attended the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program for her completion of her graduate work. She has exhibited work at various institutes, more locally at The Evansville Museum of Art and Science, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, and Miller Gallery.
The class experience at the Foundry is built around providing a place for students to exercise their creativity and express themselves through artistic activities. Of course high priority is placed on having fun, however, our curriculum is designed to provide real learning that encourages students to develop their skills as well foster an understanding of purpose and perspective that can serve to enhance their lives in more meaningful ways.
Our mentors (teachers) are specifically gifted in teaching, and understand artistic expression is about allowing students to create their own art, and not simply painting by numbers. Projects focus on individuals following their own ideas artistically, while still providing instruction and advice on technique and skill advancement.
(age ranges are flexible – please feel free to inquire about your needs)