Key Elements of Fine Arts

$250, 12 classes + $25 demo / $460 for a couple

+ One-time model fee (varies from $5 to $10, collected on the day of portrait painting)

 

In a pre-COVID era, we used to teach this course only in SAN FRANCISCO (map), SAN JOSE (map), and MOUNTAIN VIEW (map).

However, we are currently starting the online version of it, taught by experienced teacher Svetlana Teplova via Zoom. These groups will continue online classes even after the Shelter-in-Place order is lifted, so people that do not live near our studios can join them, too, and receive the same amount of guidance and feedback as at the in-studio classes.

Registration open now for Wednesdays 6:45-8:45pm

Demo dates:

  • July 8 and 15, 2020

Materials you will need: basic set of acrylic paints, acrylic brushes, 2 small canvases, print

er paper, pencils, erasers, construction paper.

Sample set on Amazon (there are others similar)

 

If you purchase the course before the demo class happens, the demo class will be free for you, but please still attend it. We made it possible to purchase the demo class for students that are not sure if the course is a good fit for them, and want to try it first.

For the missed classes, make ups are available upon request.

This course introduces you to the key concepts of fine art, see the video description above. Each lesson starts with explanation and examples from the art history.​ Even a complete begeinner by the end of this course will be able to paint a portrait and create a composition with one or several human figures from scratch. Recommended for beginners and for art lovers who'd like to refresh and pull their skills together.

 

DEMO. The Sezanne lesson.

Obtaining desired color by mixing.

 

 

1. The Silhouette lesson. 

Learning to assess proportions, adjust the drawing to the paper size, and develop eye-hand coordination.

 

2. The Escher lesson.

Learning to shade 3 basic shapes of 3D world: sphere, cylinder and block. 

 

 

3. The Durer lesson. 

Understanding Isometric, Reverse and Renaissance perspectives. Practical outdoor studues.

 

4. The Degas lesson. 

Lecture on evolution of 3-dimensional space on 2-dimensional surface throughout the history art, general compositional rules and schemes, practical studies.

 

 

5. The Miro lesson. 

Learning the key concepts of composition, such as line, shape, weight, movement, and the relationship of objects within the picture. A short lecture on history of abstract art opens this lesson.

 

 

6. The Chardin lesson-1. Learning to compose and paint a complicated still life.

7. The Chardin lesson-2. Developing and finishing the still life, learning to make final touches.

 

 

8. The Michelangelo lesson. 

Learning human proportions and some aspects of human anatomy. This lessons ends up with series of sketches of wooden and live figures.

 

 

9. The Holbein lesson. 

Learning proportions of human head, and drawing an alabaster head.

 

 

10. The Serov lesson. 

Painting a portrait from a live model.

 

 

11, 12. The Gaugin lesson.  Creating a composition with one or several human figures from start to successful finish.​

This lesson sums up everything learned during the course.

All artworks presented are made by Adult Art Course students.

If you purchase the course before the demo class happens, the demo class will be free for you, but please still attend it. We made it possible to purchase the demo class for students that are not sure if the course is a good fit for them, and want to try it first.

Our calendar for the 2019-2020 school year:

 

First day of trial (demo) classes: Monday, August 19, 2019

First day of fall classes: Tuesday, September 3d, 2019

Thanksgiving break: Monday, November 28th, 2019 - Sunday, December 1st, 2019 - Thanksgiving break (no classes)

New Year break: Monday, December 23th, 2019 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020 - winter art camps, no classes

Spring break SF: Monday, March 30, 2020- Friday, April 3, 2020 - spring art camp in San Francisco

Winter Break MV: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in Mountain View

Spring break MV: Monday,  April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2010 - spring art camp in Mountain View

Winter Break SJ: Monday,  February 17, 2020 - Friday, February 21, 202 - winter art camp in San Jose

Spring break SJ: Monday, April 13, 2020 - April 17, 2020 - spring art camp in San Jose

Summer break: Monday, June 1, 2020 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020- summer art camps and classes

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