Beginning Drawing Foundations

With instructor

Matt Duckett

Beginning Drawing at Kline Academy

Course fee ranges from:

(based on selection)

$75 - $719

Sat. 10am - 1pm (Registration Open)

Course Description

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

One Day - Pay Per Class
$75.00 USD
5 Saturdays | May 1 - 29 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | $50 off
$325.00 USD
4 Saturdays | June 5 - 26 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | $40 off
$260.00 USD
12 Week Quarter | Saturdays | 10:00am - 1:00pm | $180 off
$719.00 USD

Enrollment Options

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Kline Academy Instructor Matt Duckett

About

Matt Duckett

Matt Duckett is a painter whose work examines the ghosts of tradition that inhabit our lifestyles, drawn from a deep involvement in the various places he’s lived, including Scandinavian cultural legacies in rural Wisconsin, the interplay of heritage and hardship in Irish immigrant communities in Chicago, and disaster-stricken refugee communities the Philippines, examining issues displacement and identity through the things we carry with us when forced to leave everything behind. Matt is completing a Masters of Fine Art at the Laguna College of Art and Design.

Duckett’s work has been exhibited extensively across the United States and internationally and featured in national publications including Fine Art Connoisseur and Poets & Artists. Duckett has been passionately involved in developing arts communities in the various places he's lived, worked, and visited, being a key contributor to a variety of nonprofits, artist incubators and state and local arts boards to foster arts and education.

Testimonial

Kevin Norris

Classical Drawing & Painting Student

The training I've received at Kline Academy has been invaluable in developing my skill as an artist. The academy's flexible course schedule and variety of classes allow me to dictate the pace of instruction to meet my goals, and its highly skilled staff make learning art approachable. Above all, Kline Academy's supportive environment has made it my destination for learning art over the past year.

Additional Information

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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!  

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