ONLINE Drawing & Fine Art Classes
Registration is now open! Sign up for a winter class today!
Winter 2020/21 interactive online drawing & fine art classes.
TRIMESTER dates: December 7 – March 20 (12 classes)
The studio is now closed for Thanksgiving break! No online classes will be held 11/25 - 11/29.
• Live, Interactive, online classes -supplies included
• High quality pre-recorded video demonstrations
• Easy make-up classes (when you choose) via Zoom recordings
ACTONART DRAWING SCHOOL
Drawing & Fine Art Programs for children, teens and adults
Portrait by Taylor S.
WINTER Classes are open for registration now! Submit a registration using the "Register" button below.
Natural Science Illustration (NEW this Winter!)
• Saturdays 10 to 11:30 am
• 1.5 Hour class
• All high quality materials included
DRAWING FROM THE NATURAL WORLD has been a staple of art since the first cave paintings - artists looked to the living world around them and wanted to describe it for other people to understand it's beauty and wonder. Natural science illustration can not only be a relaxing method of drawing, but also a practical one. Much like Audubon, it is a career path in the arts for artists who enjoy the natural world. In this class, students will explore natural objects from plants to animals, feathers to shells and more to look at the tiny details and feeling of these objects and convey them in an illustrative manner. In this way, students will learn not only how to capture these objects realistically, but in a way the information can be relayed to an audience in a way a photo often cannot!
The Art "Year" (Back by popular demand!)
• 2 Hours, Saturdays 3:30-5:30PM
• For ages 12 and up
• All materials provided, additional supplies can be purchased by individual students
PRE-REQUISITE CLASSES: Intermediate A2 Drawing (intermediate A1 is also recommended)
The Art Year has been scaled back to accommodate an online learning platform but is currently offered as a two-trimester (almost a full academic year) of sequential projects and studies designed to help students make the transition from exercise based instruction as presented in our regular foundation drawing classes to a more creativity-based, and self-determined approach to making original fine artwork.
The Art Year is designed as the next step for intermediate level students (A2 or higher) who have a committed interest in art and wish to continue developing their skills. It builds upon our foundation drawing classes and begins introducing a more detailed study of materials, more advanced techniques, and conceptual thinking and problem solving. Most importantly, students in this level will be guided toward artistic independence, in which they are encouraged to try new ideas, materials and processes and begin making their own original artwork. Nearly all projects will be multi-week with an emphasis on finishing the projects. Julie Ripley will lead this class over the course of the Winter and Spring Trimesters.
See full description here!
Adult drawing and painting classes
Adult Studio Art
Dec 8th - Mar 9th
S. Ishii - Adult
Now you can feed your artistic brain—be guided through the use of new materials and techniques—and have complete freedom to work independently—all in the same class!
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Introduction to Watercolor Painting
Offered through AB Community Ed
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Introduction to Portrait Drawing
Dec 10th — Mar 11th
L. Dallimore - Adult
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What Class Next?
Well then, check out our handy-dandy flow chart that shows the logical progression through classes. Please keep in mind there is no “right” path down the chart. The chart simply illustrates what can be expected in terms of moving into higher level classes over time.
Some students want nothing but Foundation classes, while others want to experience it all! If you have questions please give us a call at 978-266-1600.
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