Working from nature, still-life, photographs and independent ideas, students will be introduced to specific drawing fundamentals and techniques including line drawing, value, shape, pattern, texture, shading, perspective and composition. Mediums that are introduced are graphite, ink, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastel, graphic markers, conté crayons, colored pencil's, ink pencils and water pencil. Personal style is celebrated and age appropriate activities will be executed. Great foundation class for all beginning artists!
Cartooning: From single panel, 3 or 4 panel comic strips to comic books, to character building, cartoonists will begin to understand how to create a cartoon. Classes focus on expression, shadow, stance/body language, perspective and dialog balloons. Students also explore how to create movement themes, sequence and examine the importance of exaggeration.