Sat. 10am - 1pm
We have structured this foundation drawing class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. Drawing students will start the class with basic drawing exercises along with explaining drawing materials and how to use them to achieve ultimate results.
We will spend time drawing the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw more complex objects. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good drawing.
What You'll Learn
Learn to draw simple to complex objects
Learn how to understand value
Work with lighting as it relates to form
Learn how to use charcoal and dry mediums
Learn perspective and composition
Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimension
Personalized one-on-one instruction
Guatemala-born, Johnny Castillo is a contemporary realist whose work is significantly influenced by his experiences as an undocumented individual. By diving into psychological experiences and exploring his emotions, Castillo’s goal is for his art to be an experience in which others can find solace and pieces of themselves that they thought were forgotten.
Castillo is currently studying Drawing and Painting at The Long Beach School of Art where he will obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He has also received an Associate’s Degree in Studio Arts from Santa Monica College.
In 2021 alone, Castillo completed the Summer Residency Program at the New York Academy of Art Graduate School of Figurative art and had work published in the LGBTQ+ Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide hosted by Mayor Garcetti and the department of cultural affairs.
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