This class is intended for beginning and intermediate artists looking to improve their understanding of drawing fundamentals.
What makes art appealing? Why do we see things the way we do? This course is designed to give you the tools you need to start drawing and observing with an artist’s eyes. You will be introduced to basic drawing and observational concepts week by week using great historical artists and still lives in the studio as references. Each week will start with a discussion and demonstration about that week’s concept, and the rest of the class time will be used for drawing and critique. The first 8 weeks we’ll be drawing from various casts, still life setups, and references in studio, and the last 2 weeks will be with a live portrait model.
Painting outdoors is one of the greatest joys art can bring! Come learn to paint the world around you, using gouache as a medium. This class will meet at a new location in Portland every week, exploring different subjects of all kinds. The first week will be a demonstration and discussion in-studio at High Low Art Space.