Mon. 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Wait List Available)
Instead of starting with child type exercises, we expose our pre-teens and teens to the same exercises as in our adult classes. We mix in a little creativity but we mostly focus on developing the students skills so they eventually can paint or draw whatever they want. That is the goal.
We have structured this foundation drawing & painting class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. We start the class with basic drawing & painting exercises along with explaining your materials and how to use them to achieve ultimate results. We will spend time drawing & painting the basic forms from life using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw & paint 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 painting.
What You'll Learn
Learn to draw & paint simple to complex objects
Learn how to understand value
Work with lighting as it relates to form
Learn how to paint and mix clean colors.
Learn perspective and composition
Learn to how to develop your student portfolio
Born and raised in New York City, Roberto Jaramillo attended Fashion Institute of Technology. He moved to Southern California to attend Watts Atelier of the Arts, preferring a more classical method of artistic training. He now lives in Los Angeles, continuing his studies in entertainment art while working on gallery shows, private commissions, and artistic competitions. Roberto believes that a strong understanding of the fundamentals and core principles that govern the way we visually experience the world will ultimately translate to a proficiency in many mediums and subject matter.
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