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Ongoing schedule of classes:

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Monday6 - 9
Advanced Students Painting the Photo
Advanced students will bring paintings, already started from life, and work from photos to "finish" and maintain the freshness of the piece started earlier.
Materials List: bring your painting and anything to support its finish.

Wednesday9 - 12
Pen & Ink, Charcoal, Graphite, etc… Instructor: Jane Heaphy
Marin Art School teaches masses (what is between the lines), this class will teach specifically – THE line. The first book, Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet, will be the required reference material for this class. This class is limited to 8 students and experience in drawing is a pre-requisite. Please call MAS to make an appointment with Jane to secure your place in the class.


Thursday9 - 12
Drawing
Using charcoal, students will learn how to draw what they see. Working from still-life compositions, the students learn a simple method of measuring elements to achieve accurate proportions. By studying how light affects form, correct value relationships are seen and learned. These skills are invaluable to both drawing and painting, and we will start this training in basic drawing. Fundamentals of perspective will be introduced.


9 - 12
Painting
This class is an introduction to the materials, methods, and practice of oil painting. Beginners will learn about paints, canvas, brushes, mediums, etc. We will study color, composition, and paint application, working from life, by painting still life set-ups in the studio. The same concepts we study in drawing are applicable to the study of painting. In this class, we add the additional element of color. When ever possible, we will go outside to take advantage of the natural light.


9 - 12
Landscape
Prerequisite: Drawing I, Painting I (or instructor review).

Learning to paint the landscape outdoors, on location, is challenging and fun. Using all of the skills acquired in basic drawing and basic painting, i.e., color, value, perspective and masses, we will add concepts of composition outdoors as well as atmospheric perspective.

Class will meet on location, 15 minutes before the class starts.


1 - 4
Drawing
Using charcoal, students will learn how to draw what they see. Working from still-life compositions, the students learn a simple method of measuring elements to achieve accurate proportions. By studying how light affects form, correct value relationships are seen and learned. These skills are invaluable to both drawing and painting, and we will start this training in basic drawing. Fundamentals of perspective will be introduced.

1 - 4
Painting
This class is an introduction to the materials, methods, and practice of oil painting. Beginners will learn about paints, canvas, brushes, mediums, etc. We will study color, composition, and paint application, working from life, by painting still life set-ups in the studio. The same concepts we study in drawing are applicable to the study of painting. In this class, we add the additional element of color. When ever possible, we will go outside to take advantage of the natural light.


1 - 4
Landscape
Prerequisite: Drawing I, Painting I (or instructor review).

Learning to paint the landscape outdoors, on location, is challenging and fun. Using all of the skills acquired in basic drawing and basic painting, i.e., color, value, perspective and masses, we will add concepts of composition outdoors as well as atmospheric perspective.

Class will meet on location, 15 minutes before the class starts.


6 - 9
Draw/Paint the Figure
This class is an introduction to the materials, methods, and practice of oil painting. Beginners will learn about paints, canvas, brushes, mediums, etc. We will study color, composition, and paint application, working from life, by painting still life set-ups in the studio. The same concepts we study in drawing are applicable to the study of painting. In this class, we add the additional element of color. When ever possible, we will go outside to take advantage of the natural light.

Live Model Fee: $10 per student


6 - 9
Draw/Paint the Head
This class will have a live model. Learning the basic proportions common to most human heads is the foundation for Head Drawing. Students are then taught how to measure individual spatial relationships for accurate placement of specific features. Emphasis is on large value relationships to create a sense of mass, rather than surface detail.

Information taught in Head Drawing, and basic painting skills are a pre-requisite for Head Painting. Emphasis will be on seeing proportion, value, and color. Seeing and maintaining large relationships will be a critical aspect of head painting, as this is how we create a sense of solidity and mass.

Live Model Fee: $10 per student


Saturday9 - 12
Anatomy of the Figure
Class geared toward learning the anatomy and gesture of the unclothed figure with an end result of "quick" drawing the sitting or moving figure. Exercises with short and long poses to enhance the students "eye" will take you towards painting a finished product.


1 - 4
Drawing
Using charcoal, students will learn how to draw what they see. Working from still-life compositions, the students learn a simple method of measuring elements to achieve accurate proportions. By studying how light affects form, correct value relationships are seen and learned. These skills are invaluable to both drawing and painting, and we will start this training in basic drawing. Fundamentals of perspective will be introduced.

1 - 4
Painting
This is an introduction to the materials, methods, and practice of oil painting. Beginners will learn about paints, canvas, brushes, mediums, etc. We will study color, composition, and paint application, working from life, by painting still life set-ups in the studio. The same concepts we study in drawing are applicable to the study of painting. In this class, we add the additional element of color. When ever possible, we will go outside to take advantage of the natural light.


SundayTBD
Landscape - Times to be announced, weather permitting...
Prerequisite: Drawing I, Painting I (or instructor review).

Learning to paint the landscape outdoors, on location, is challenging and fun. Using all of the skills acquired in basic drawing and basic painting, i.e., color, value, perspective and masses, we will add concepts of composition outdoors as well as atmospheric perspective.

Class will meet on location, 15 minutes before the class starts.