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Choose from a variety of drawing topics including drawing from observation and abstract approaches. Push the boundaries of the discipline by drawing with a variety of media under the direction of accomplished artists/teachers.

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Working from personally selected still life objects, students will learn techniques to capture the object’s form, value structure, and temperature shifts using built up layers of conte crayon. Students will complete two still lifes, the first using naturalistic colors. For the second still life students will choose to either exaggerate … Read more

Start Date

05/21

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

06/11

Faculty

Janet Loren Hill

Time

10am–12pm

Credits

0

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Pack your bag with a sketchbook and pencils, sandwich and beverage and grab a folding stool to explore and draw the environment of your choosing. Whether you’re in downtown Boston, pastoral Vermont or anywhere in-between, there is something for everybody. Walk the ‘Freedom Trail’ of Boston recording historic Federalist architecture … Read more

Start Date

05/23

Meeting Day

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

End Date

06/22

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This class is fully enrolled.

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Are you tired of a long winter and staying indoors? Let’s get outside and see our beautiful city with fresh eyes! Let’s sketch whatever catches our eyes: buildings, intricate architectural details, trees, flowers, street lamps, road signs, bus stops, trains, people walking, running, having a good time in the cafes, … Read more

Start Date

06/04

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

06/18

Faculty

Katia Wish

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

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Good drawing skills and painting go hand-in-hand. This sequential course begins by covering basic drawing principles with an eye towards creating successful underdrawings and compositions. Using still life as subject matter, we will then explore aspects of the indirect painting method based on Flemish painting techniques. Discussions, examples, and demos … Read more

Start Date

06/06

Meeting Day

Monday through Thursday

End Date

06/23

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2pm

Credits

3

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The documentation and communication of ideas require fluency with symbolic and illustrative methods; a language. This course develops and refines the basis of this language, the “alphabet and grammar” used to communicate the characteristic of objects and systems. Through the exploration of various media using architectural or industrial design contexts, … Read more

Start Date

06/07

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Neil Madramootoo

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Discover the possibilities of working with dry and water-based materials. Dry media includes pencil, colored pencils, China marker. For wet media we use:  watercolor, gouache, acrylics, etc. as well as interesting mediums such as Pe masking fluid and gesso. Gain skills in a variety of techniques, then experiment with mixing mediums in non-traditional … Read more

Start Date

06/21

Meeting Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

06/23

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

9:30am–2:30pm

Credits

0

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By examining the varied traditions in portraiture, through the lens of time and culture, this course will investigate a rich diversity of expression, spanning the frescos of Rome, the psychology of Alice Neal, the beauty of Leonardo, the technique of Ingres and the vulnerability of Vincent Van Gogh. We will … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

End Date

07/25

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Individual attention in a supportive environment is the focus of this comprehensive figure drawing course designed for students of all levels. We will examine the works of historic and contemporary artists to understand the common principals of sound figure drawing. The foundations of gesture, proportions, and anatomical structures will be … Read more

Start Date

07/27

Meeting Day

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

End Date

08/24

Faculty

Gerry Hoag

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course is designed to de-mystify abstract art through a series of exercises and projects that focus on line, shape, color, and texture. Abstract drawing and painting represent a shift from recording the visible to expressing our impressions of what we see. The possibilities of finding inspiration for abstract works … Read more

Start Date

08/01

Meeting Day

Monday through Thursday

End Date

08/04

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2pm

Credits

0

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