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
Johnny Castillo (b. 1995) is a Los Angeles based contemporary painter who investigates his placement in America as a first-generation Guatemalan immigrant. By deconstructing his emotional and psychological experiences, Castillo explores the idea of displacement and inhabiting an in-between world-a place where one never seems to have access to their home country or the American dream.
Castillo was born in Guatemala and was brought to Los Angeles, California at the age of 5. He has experienced the American culture for 22 years now. Unable to visit his home country due to his legal status, Castillo fights to remember what he feels like are now faint memories of a Guatemalan home he once inhabited.
Having obtained an Associate’s Degree in Studio Arts from Santa Monica College, Castillo is currently studying Drawing and Painting at The Long Beach School of Art.
*Contact Johnny at firstname.lastname@example.org