Arts, Crafts & Photography
Acrylics are a relatively new type of paint that have become incredibly popular among professional painters and students alike because of their versatility. By using different mediums and techniques, the possibilities are endless! This course will cover a variety of methods and styles to help you create paintings both realistic and abstract. Beginners will learn the basics of acrylic painting, including prepping the canvas, mixing colors, brush techniques, designing compositions, and depicting dimension. Intermediate and advanced painters will review these elements and receive individualized instruction based upon their particular skillset, with a focus on choosing subject matter and conveying meaning. All skill levels are welcome. Materials list distributed and discussed at the first class. Estimated independent purchase cost is $20. Instructor: Kara LaRose
This course is a study of the technical, realistic skills of drawing. It is suitable for beginner to intermediate levels. Upon completing the class, you will be able to center a composition, render objects reasonably in proportion and perspective, and execute the four elements of shading. With still-life as the subject matter and graphite pencils as the media, you will learn how to begin and complete a large finished drawing. The first class is devoted to a detailed lecture, with examples, of the entire drawing process from development to review. A supply list will be provided and discussed as well. Instructor Jennifer Littleton is a graduate of MICA, experienced teacher, founder of the Littleton School of Art, and member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $50.
This course will focus on the importance of color theory, including understanding the science of mixing colors and how it specifically benefits realistic watercolor painting. Through discussion, demonstration, and practice in proper mixing techniques, you will learn how to reasonably match colors in your reference image. Anticipate creating test sheets to learn how to make tints and complimentary colors that are in your reference image. Learn how to layer transparent washes to make figures and objects more three dimensional and appear luminescent, and enhance atmospheric perspective. You will also learn the differences between additive and subtractive color theory models. Your instructor, Jennifer Littleton, will present an engaging demonstration in each class. You will apply your new skills to a subject matter of your choice. You should be prepared for class with at least three color images with a strong light source that are at least 8 x10 or larger as well as appropriate supplies. A supply list will be provided prior to the course start date; estimated independent student purchase of materials at $100. Known for delivering serious training in a fun atmosphere, Ms. Littleton looks forward to seeing you in this informative and entertaining course.
Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera. Class will include a discussion of basic composition principles. Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries), and its manual to class.
** Tuition and fees not eligible for waiver for XE courses.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.