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Beginner Art Series: Intro to Drawing

If you would love to draw but just never learned how, this is the class for you. Caroline Mustard will take you in easy steps through the basics that are so often assumed, yet which are critical to acquiring the skill to draw. This class enables you to draw what you see instead of what you think you see. If you have ever wanted to draw and felt you lacked the skill or training, take this class and enter into a new world of being able to see things around you.

Materials for the first two classes are provided, download a printable materials list below.

For art supply questions, email instructor at [email protected]



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Mustard 1/7 - 3/10 Tu 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM $250.00 View -1
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Mustard 3/24 - 6/2 Tu 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM $310.00 View 16
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Beginner Art Series: Portrait Drawing

Learn the fundamentals of portrait drawing in this beginner class. Instructor will discuss proportions of the face, drawing realistic facial features, and drawing from different views. Classes will start with lots of demos and step by step guidance, as well as short exercises and printed guides. We will work from photographic reference for 8 weeks, and work from a live model the last two weeks.

Some materials provided, please pay instructor a $5 materials fee. Download a printable materials list below. For art supply questions, email instructor at [email protected]



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Akinaga 1/8 - 3/11 We 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $305.00 View 11
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Akinaga 3/25 - 5/27 We 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM $305.00 View 16

Drawing in Preparation for Landscape Painting

Learn the drawing skills that will prepare you for painting more successful landscapes in either watercolor or oil. In this class the following skills are emphasized: value, composition and depth. Students work from photos, create graphite drawings and then translate those drawings into finished paintings.

Materials are not provided, download a printable materials list below. For art supply questions, email instructor at [email protected]



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Scholl 1/7 - 3/10 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $350.00 View 6
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Scholl 3/17 - 5/19 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $350.00 View 12

Explorations in Drawing

Sketching and drawing are among the most fundamental methods of communication. We are visual learners and we all have the ability to sketch and draw within us as a way of expression. This workshop will explore working from life and photos using both graphite pencils and watercolor pencils: in miniature! The morning session will include pencil studies of various objects and photos in miniature (2.5” x 3”) and the afternoon session will be studies of shells and photos using watercolor pencils again in miniature. This workshop is good for all levels and ages.

Some materials provided, please pay instructor a materials fee of $10. Download a printable supply list below. For art supply questions, email instructor at [email protected]



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Bramschreiber 3/29 - 3/29 Su 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM $120.00 View 12

Figure Drawing Unbound

Focusing on short poses (15 seconds to 2 minutes), students use different media (pen, pencil, charcoal, and watercolor) and practice techniques and exercises including blind drawing (eyes closed), to develop hand-eye coordination and to improve the liveliness and expression of their drawings of the human figure along with their overall drawing skills. Elements of drawing (lines, lost edges, connections, focal point, color, etc...), as well as strategies for gesture drawing (such as in which order to start and develop the drawing) will be addressed. This class is appropriate for all levels including beginners. Demos and hands-on critique are an important part of the class.

Model fee is included. Materials are not provided, download a printable materials list below. For art supply questions, email instructor at [email protected]



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Saint Georges 1/16 - 3/19 Th 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM $490.00 View 2
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Saint Georges 4/2 - 6/11 Th 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM $490.00 View 10

Head Drawing
This class is for students who want to learn to draw the head and achieve a greater likeness. Composition, perspective, proportion, focal point, value, pattern and use of light and shadow are developed. Basic drawing skills are recommended.
 
Model fee included. Materials are not provided.


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Kerr 1/7 - 3/10 Tu 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $490.00 View 9
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Kerr 4/7 - 6/2 Tu 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM $450.00 View 15

Next Step: Drawing

This class takes off from the Beginner Art Series: Drawing class with project based lessons covering different drawing styles and subjects including still life, landscape, portraiture, and figure drawing.

 Prerequisite: Completion of Beginner Art Series - Intro to Drawing or equivalent.

Some materials provided, please pay instructor a materials fee of $5. Download a printable materials list below.



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Akinaga 3/24 - 6/2 Tu 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM $280.00 View 11

Next Step: Portrait Drawing

This Next Step course, taught by accomplished artist and animator Chris Petrocchi, is designed for artists who want to learn how to accurately draw the human face and become more confident with portraits. Chris guides students through his 7-step process on how to create portraits that are dynamic, solid and impactful. By the end of this course students will know how to: see and simplify like an artist; construct believable forms; capture attitude and essence; draw the feature; understand lighting, drama, and story. Students should have completed the Beginner Art Series: Portrait or have previous portrait drawing experience. See Chris's work on instagram at @drawjuice.

Materials are not provided, download a printable materials list below. For art supply questions, email instructor at [email protected]



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Petrocchi 2/14 - 3/13 Fr 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $300.00 View 9
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Petrocchi 3/27 - 4/24 Fr 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $300.00 View 12
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Petrocchi 5/1 - 5/29 Fr 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $300.00 View 12

Soft Pastels as a Wet Medium

Soft pastels are a marvelously tactile and versatile medium that provide vibrant color and texture when used dry. Using them wet makes a great medium even better. By applying alcohol to the pastels after application students will set colors faster without the prolonged layering, be able to showcase brushstrokes and work larger with more ease. This method also allows a cleaner application of the pastel with less shed dust. Great for anyone learning pastels or wanting to try something different! All levels welcome.

Some materials provided, please pay instructor a materials fee of $10. Download a printable materials list below. For art supply questions, email instructor at [email protected]



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Bramschreiber 4/12 - 4/12 Su 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM $120.00 View 12

Step by Step Portrait Drawing

Learn how to make competent drawings of portraits through step-by-step instruction and demonstrations. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this class will further your drawing skills. Draw from live model and learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture with different dry media.

 



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Sin 3/1 - 3/1 Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $240.00 View 16
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Sin 5/10 - 5/10 Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM $240.00 View 20

The Art of Silverpoint

Silverpoint is one of several types of metalpoint used by the Great Masters such as Da Vinci, Raphael and Durer to create stunning portrait and figure studies. Challenging, yet easy to learn, Silverpoint Drawing can be a beautiful addition to your artist’s repertoire. A silver stylus is applied to a specially prepared ground, leaving elegant silver-gray lines that are easily and quickly cross-hatched, stippled or layered. Come learn this ancient and meditative drawing method during this one-day fun and informative workshop.

All materials are provided, please pay instructor a materials fee of $10.

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Bramschreiber 3/1 - 3/1 Su 12:30 PM - 04:30 PM $120.00 View 11
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Bramschreiber 5/17 - 5/17 Su 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM $120.00 View 12

Uninstructed Life Drawing & Painting

This open-studio style class allows students to work from a live model without instruction. Focusing on medium with short-length poses, students work on their own non-toxic drawing or painting media. Drop-ins welcome. Model fee included. All uninstructed classes with a model must have a minimum of 5 regular registered students.

Materials are not provided, students should bring their own drawing materials or quick drying non-toxic painting supplies.



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Sines 1/6 - 3/9 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $200.00 View 7
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Sines 3/23 - 6/1 Mo 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $200.00 View 12

Urban Drawing & Sketching

This workshop covers the fundamentals of drawing and sketching urban
architecture with sketch walks to different locations in San Francisco. If you want to sketch while you travel, this is the class for you! Even if you have never drawn before Caroline will take you through the fundamentals that you will need in order to draw buildings effectively. Supplies: Sketch book, small ruler, HB & 4B pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, blending stick, fine point drawing pen, black brush pen, gray brush pen.

Locations:

April Workshop - Palace of the Arts
May Workshop - Legion of Honor building and view of the Golden Gate
June Workshop - SF MOMA and Yerba Buena Gardens
July Workshop - Ferry Building and Embarcadero
August Workshop - Fort Mason and Marina boats



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Mustard 4/26 - 4/26 Su 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM $75.00 View 11
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Mustard 5/31 - 5/31 Su 10:30 AM - 03:30 PM $75.00 View 12