This unique program was developed to give young artists the opportunity to learn classical methods and techniques often considered too advanced for children. All of our Young Artist instructors hold M.F.A.s or equivalent training, and in addition to their artistic excellence, they are notable for their caring, patience, and ability to break down complex artistic principles into more easy-to-grasp concepts.
The primary objective of this class is to develop the student’s eye for accuracy. All students begin with simple drawing problems concerning proportions, shapes, values (shading), and basic composition and design. In general, students start with drawing in various media such as charcoal, graphite, and pastels, before moving on to acrylic painting, and finally oil painting as they are ready.
Covid-19 update: We are socially distancing, checking temperatures, requiring masks, and disinfecting in-between groups in addition to a stringent cleaning schedule.
Please note that you may need only drawing or only painting materials for this class, depending on your individual needs. Please check with your instructor before you purchase materials.