Children and Teen Class Descriptions

Art with Me (adult with child 4-6 years)
Experience creativity together as you work side by side with your child (or grandchild, nephew, niece, etc.) on art projects using a variety of materials.
 
Mixed Media (4 – 12 years)
Special attention is given to creative activities based upon a wide range of two- and three-dimensional projects. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage and drawing techniques are taught. A variety of materials are used including colored pencils, clay, foamcore, charcoal, pastel, acrylic and watercolor paint, and markers. Supplies included.
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Drawing and Painting (6 – 14 years)
Students work with an array of drawing and painting materials creating aesthetic projects from a variety of subjects. Color, line and texture, creativity, perception, and imagination are explored in a constructive atmosphere. Supplies included.
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Drawing and Painting Fundamentals (12 – 15 years)
Explore the fundamental concepts, skills and techniques of drawing such as line, shape, form, volume, spatial relationships, and perspective while working with a variety of drawing materials. Learning how to see the world around us and translating this newfound vision into the two-dimensional world of drawing is the focus of this course. Students will study various artists along with their styles and influences in art history. 
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Cartooning (7 - 9 & 10 – 13 years)
This course will empower students by creating characters and laying out cartoon settings in a progressive manner using multiple shapes, lines, simple shortcuts and color application (with a bit of basic art theory) to construct artwork in both their own unique style and in a way that will instill confidence and creativity in the student. It will also touch on character background and storytelling, leaning on classic comic strips and cartoon characters to illustrate the fantastic range of cartooning.
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Figure Drawing (Teen – Adult)
Working from the nude model, fundamental skills and techniques will be introduced. Charcoal, graphite, conté and other materials will be used. Anatomy, proportion, line quality and volume are emphasized. Student furnishes own supplies. Some drawing experience recommended.
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Portfolio Development with Figure Drawing (Teen – Adult)
Good portfolios are nice when presenting a well-rounded college application. Great portfolios, however, are essential for gaining admittance to the top-tier art colleges througout the country. The two key ingredients are draftsmanship and design. David Schoffman's no-nonese approach has succeeded in helping hundreds of students get into RISD, CalArts, UCLA, and The Cooper Union. Additionally, he has guided younger students into The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Ryman Arts, and CSSSA. High school AP Art is simply not enough and it's never too early to start seriously thinking about your portfolio.
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Beginning Painting (Age 15 – Adult)
Painting techniques and composition are taught with an emphasis on developing skills and pursuing an imaginative and personal approach. Students work from photos or still lifes depending on their needs and interests. Individualized instruction is emphasized and students work at their own pace. Student furnishes own supplies. Some drawing experience recommended.
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Beginning Drawing (Age 15 – Adult)
Explore the fundamental concepts of drawing such as line, shape, form, volume, spatial relationships, and perspective while working with a variety of drawing materials. Learning how to see the world around us and translating this newfound vision into the two-dimensional world of drawing is the focus of this course. Student furnishes own supplies. No prior coursework required.
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