We offer two educational tracks for students: Two-Dimensional Art (sketching, pastels, painting, etc.) and Three-Dimensional Art (sculpture in clay, paper, wire, plaster, etc). While each educational track contains some elements of the other, students can expect 80% of their focus to be on the track they choose.
Two-Dimensional Art teaches all media with emphasis on the basics of sketching, drawing, light and shadow. Although the classes are geared and developed for each individual student, we generally begin with charcoal and light and shadow, moving into pen and ink, then into color using soft pastel, oil pastel, and color pencil. When the student is ready, we introduce watercolor, gouache and acrylic painting.
Three-Dimensional Art begins with discussion of dimension, proportion and design. The first project is working with wire armatures to create a 3-dimensional shape and adding texture, color, and other elements of design. The students work independently at their own pace, with emphasis being placed on creative thinking and execution.
Students under 18 are asked to choose a track in order to receive a well-rounded art education. Adult students may choose their media and may move freely across both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media at their own pace and discretion. We take adult students directly into the area of their interest.