This course is designed for students to develop advanced drawing skills and techniques. Individual artistic expression and exploration is encouraged with a strong focus on composition, presentation and quality.
Some of the units that we cover are:
Texture Drawing - Students will learn to render various textures and then put together a composition utilizing these textures.
Illustration - Students will render an illustrations utilizing a variety of mediums.
Botanical Drawing - Students will render a realistic looking flower
Trompe L'Oeil (trick the eye) - Students will render a super realistic drawing to "trick the eye".
Memory Project - Students have the option to participate in the "Memory Project". We are given names of children living in orphanages (this year they were from Haiiti) and their pictures. Students are given a picture of a child and they render a portrait of this child. The portrait is sent to the child along with a note and picture of the student and in return the student receives a note and picture of the child holding their portrait.
Caricatures - Students render a caricature of someone.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~Pablo Picasso