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.
Key Elements of Fine Arts
(SAN FRANCISCO (map),
SAN JOSE (map),
and MOUNTAIN VIEW (map).
$400, 13 classes /second student 15% off
all materials provided
We offer in-person sessions of Adult Art Course in San Francisco, Mountain View, and San Jose.
We also continue teaching the online version for students that live far/ prefer to take classes at home.
OTHER ADULT ART WORKSHOPS ENROLLING NOW:
May 15-August 28, 2023
Mondays 6:20-8:20 pm
Teacher: Hugo Kobayashi
May 30-August 29, 2023
Tue 6:20-8:20 pm
Teacher: Cody Blocker
May 21-August 13, 2023
Sun 6:00-8:00 pm
Teacher: Anna Butyrskaya
*If you purchase the course before the first (trial) class happens, the trial class will be free for you, but please still attend it. We made it possible to purchase the trial for students that are not sure if the live online learning is a good fit for them, and want to try it first.
For the missed classes, make ups are available upon request.
$350, 13 classes /second student 15% off.
We worked hard to adjust our art program to the online learning, and with great success. The instructional methods used in our studios proved to work in the online environment and even benefit from it. Students can join the course from anywhere, and receive exactly the same instruction and feedback they would have received in the studio.
Our live online art classes are being taught via Zoom. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us, a working camera and a microphone. Teacher starts a class with the lecture and demonstration (some lectures can be pre-recorded). Students start working and show their works to the teacher upon request (every 7-10 minutes). Teacher checks and corrects the digital image of a student's work, explaining what works in a particular case and what does not, and why.
To see what our online teaching looks like, you can schedule a trial class.
DEMO. The Cezanne 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.