All studios run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
THE FIGURE IN TWO DIMENSIONS
Explore traditional and innovative ways to render the human figure in two dimensions. A variety of media and styles are presented. A nude model will be used; parental consent is necessary.
In this class, students learn different tools to help develop drawing skills and techniques, and expand their visual vocabulary. The class covers the basics of linear and aerial perspective as well as a number of traditional and less conventional approaches to composition and drawing.
This studio introduces various methods of screen printing. Students gain skills in additive and photo process printing. The studio also incorporates the history of screen printing and contemporary applications of the process.
This studio stresses basic drawing techniques using graphite, colored pencil and along with water based media. Emphasis is on creating a narrative and developing skills to interpret the story line. Students contextualize their own work by studying and researching the history of illustration.
JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING
This class introduces basic techniques of jewelry making. Students learn to draw to scale, create die, anneal and form metal. Surface design is explored through roller printing and etching. Tab construction and hinges are introduced as a way to enclose forms. Students look to historical artifacts and contemporary metalsmithing for inspriration.
BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
In this course students develop skills in fine arts photography, working in black and white with traditional 35mm film cameras. Students become familiar with darkroom processes and materials and learn the basics of exposure, film speed, aperture, shutter speed and depth of field. Composition and perspective will be a focus of this class as students consider the formal elements of their work and what that communicates to the viewer.