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Summer Community Education Courses

CSDR 101: Learning to Draw $660.00

Course Description

In this foundation course, beginning students develop their ability to perceive and render forms in space on a two-dimensional surface. The course introduces basic drawing techniques and materials, with an emphasis on drawing from observation. Topics include line, value, texture, gesture, composition, linear and atmospheric perspective, and expressive mark-making. Note: Students should bring an 18" x 24" newsprint pad (rough), very soft to soft vine charcoal and a large kneaded eraser to the first class meeting.

Section A meets May 22, 2019 to July 24, 2019
On Wednesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.50

CSDR 216: Pastels Inside and Out $440.00

Course Description

Pastels are a versatile and sensuous medium that combine the pure, rich color of paint with the directness and spontaneity of drawing. In this course students will gain familiarity with the materials and techniques of pastel painting, with an emphasis on rendering representational space, working from the still life and landscape, both indoors and out. Approaches to developing the picture plane, establishing scale and point of view, the basics of color theory, and the expressive use of mark and stroke will be introduced in the studio and then applied to observed landscapes, allowing both beginners and more experienced artists to ease gradually into a better understanding of the conventions of landscape painting. Special consideration will be given to the spatial effects of light and color and the use of limited palettes. Off-campus sites will include Hampton Mansion, Lake Roland, and Cylburn Arboretum. Informative demonstrations, tailored instruction and group critiques will take place every session to support individual progress. Note: On the first day of class, students should bring a set of 15 (or more) soft/chalk pastels (Rembrandt brand is recommended), a 12 x 16” Canson Mi-Tientes pad with assorted colors of pastel papers, two conté crayons in Sanquine Medici color and a kneaded eraser.

Section A meets June 1, 2019 to July 20, 2019
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.00

CSDR 218: The Figure in Wet Media: Ink, Watercolor and Gouche $660.00

Course Description

Water-based media on paper allow for a fluid and immediate response to the subject at hand, producing work that feels spontaneous and intuitive. When these media are used to interpret the live model, the result is often fresh and unfiltered. This course will cover the basics of working in wet media, primarily from a live model. Students will begin with pen, then explore brush-and-wash techniques with ink, followed by watercolor and its more opaque variant, gouache. We will explore both the technical and expressive aspects of paint application and color palettes, eventually combining the use of all three materials to create mixed media work. The goal is to expand students’ pictorial and creative approach to depicting the human form. NOTE: Students should bring a 9 x 12 inch mixed media paper pad, 2B graphite pencil, kneaded eraser and a black extra fine Pilot Razor Point or 01 Micron technical pen to the first class.

Section A meets May 28, 2019 to July 30, 2019
On Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Eric Rutledge
Credits: 1.50

CSDR 219: Graphic Novel and Cartooning $660.00

Course Description

Graphic novels and comic-style cartooning have become a subset of genres within a huge, dedicated art market. Develop and learn the practice of graphic novel and cartoon-style drawing including the genres of Super Hero (Marvel & DC) as well as Manga and Anime. Techniques to be covered include gesture, contour, underdrawing, and inking.

Section A meets May 28, 2019 to July 30, 2019
On Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 1.50

NCDR 110: Open Studio Model Sessions $90.00

Course Description

Sessions are offered for those who want to draw or paint from the live figure. Each section includes two models—one for quick poses for sketching and one for sustained drawing or painting. A class coordinator will ensure the quality of each session. No formal instruction is offered and there are no prerequisites. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, and continuing studies students. Note: At least 25 students must enroll in each section for it to run.

Section A meets June 2, 2019 to July 14, 2019
On Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00

Section B meets May 28, 2019 to July 9, 2019
On Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 0.00