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Basics of Watercolor - ONLINE CLASS
with Sharon Squibb
Grade 9 - Adult
This is a class for students who would like to explore the basics of watercolor painting from home. Zoom instruction includes step-by-step projects designed to guide you through the painting process from start to finish. The course will include an overview of special brushes, materials, and techniques artists use to create watercolor art. Students will work on each project along with the instructor as she demonstrates the steps. You will also receive emails of detailed PowerPoint presentations that illustrate each project so that you may practice further or complete a piece at home. No experience necessary. Students will receive a supply list by email after they register. Students may purchase their own supplies or through the McKinney Center for an extra $50.00. If purchased through the McKinney Center, materials can be picked up prior to the first class (if given proper notice).
Portrait Drawing - Online
with Allison Parker
9th Grade - Adult
In this dynamic online portrait class, students will learn how to complete a portrait commission from start-to-finish. We will begin with proportion studies and measurements of the head, and then learn how to simplify features into light and shadow shapes to create an accurate likeness. Students will first learn how to analyze and study portrait strategies from a master work of art, followed by live zoom sessions drawing from a live model. Each student will work independently outside of class to complete a "commission" from a photograph, learning the process of completing a professional portrait from start to finish. This will include pricing, contracts, meeting deadlines, and how to involve a client in your process. All levels are welcome, and this class is a fun introduction from beginners as well as a way for more advanced artists to polish their skills! Demonstrations will be drawing-based, however students may choose to draw or paint depending on skill level.