The are curious and self-confident, open to new ideas, and certain about what they like. They are what many adult artists dream to be.
We find it very important for young artists to know, that Fine Art is not about just following step-by-step instructions.
We teach them to create something brand new, using the endless resource of their imagination.
All they need is encouragement and advice, which we are always happy to provide.
8-12 yrs: San Jose
Each lesson starts with a short lecture that covers major styles and artists of the period.
Semester 2 (January-May 2020):
Week of January 6, 2020 - Painting Winter: a study of a winter landscape. Understanding aerial perspective, direct and reflected light. Acrylics.
Week of January 13, 2020 - Profile portraits of Renaissance. Mixed media.
Week of January 20, 2020 - Chinese New Year. Designing a traditional paper cutout or a sculpture with a new year symbol.
Week of January 27, 2020 - Architecture Basics: understanding such concepts as a column, a portico, a dome, an arc. Designing a dream house.
Week of February 3, 2020 - designing and implementing a mosaic / stained glass composition for your dream house.
Week of February 10, 2020 - painting flowers. Learning about a-la-prima watercolor technique.
Week of February 17, 2020 - Sculpting a Japanese doll for a Hinamatsuri holiday. Oven-baked clay.
Week of February 24, 2020 - Painting and dressing up the Japanese doll.
Week of March 2, 2020 - Painting a candle / a source of light (can be a fire-type pokemon, too). Inspired by Caravaggio.
Week of March 9, 2020 - Introduction on the history of costume. Designing a costume for a favorite book or a game.
Week of March 16 and 23, 2020 - General rules of composition. Drawing a scene from a favorite book or a game. Inspired be Vermeer.
Week of March 30, 2020 - Drawing a real or imaginary object and a shadow from the object. Inspired by Ribera.
Week of April 6, 2020 - Designing a vehicle, a ship, or a space ship. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Week of April 13, 2020 - Drawing a realistic pencil portrait, inspired by Hans Holbein.
Week of April 20, 2020 - Painting sky: inspired by Willam Turner.
Week of April 27, 2020 - Art Nouveau: Designing an Exlibris.
Week of May 4, 2020 - The DaDa movement: Creating a surrealistic composition.
Week of May 11, 2020 - Bauhaus: creating an abstract 3D composition.
Week of May 19, 2020 - Pop Art movement: making a collage.
Week of May 25, 2020 - Manga Art. Drawing an anime character.