May 8 – June 12

If you are a homeschooling family and are looking for professional, traditional art instruction that also leaves some room for creativity, this course is for you!  As homeschooling parents ourselves, LIAFA directors Steve and Rebecca understand from an inside view the full range of value that a visual art education brings even outside of the art field.  We see the benefit of a solid hands-on art education to help your children to think more fully and creatively and logically, so that they are better equipped and engaged in all manner of other subjects and fields of study they will encounter.

This unique program was developed to give young artists the opportunity to learn methods and techniques usually reserved for older art students. All of our 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, the long view is that 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.

Materials List:

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.