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Classical Drawing

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. Enroll early, class size is limited to 10.

Tuition: $170** (includes $40 in fees*)
Tue Sep 17-Oct 22 6:30PM-9PM HVPA XE-155 6077 #1855
Tue Oct 29-Dec 10 6:30PM-9PM HVPA XE-155 6098 #1856
(No class Nov 26)
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Drawing From Collage *NEW!*
Artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jean Dubuffet, and Pablo Picasso are known for their works that jumble together different images, textures, and patterns. Their chosen combinations allow these artists to convey moods, places, and even ideas! In this class, you’ll learn how to create collages, incorporating your own photos, fabrics, and objects, that will then become your reference for soft pastel or charcoal drawings. Expect to create partially abstract works that reflect your favorite things! A materials list will be given out at the first session. Instructor: Kara LaRose.
Tuition: $135** (includes $50 in fees*)
Wed Nov 06-Dec 11 6:30PM-8:30PM Centennial High School XE-011 6061 #4922
(No class Nov 27)
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Foundations of Realistic Watercolor Painting

Jennifer Littleton, founder of the Littleton School of Art, international award-winning water-colorist, exhibitor with the American Watercolor Society (AWS) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS) and MICA graduate, will guide you through an intensive study of realistic watercolor. The first class is devoted to a detailed lecture, with examples, of the entire painting process from development to review. A supply list will be provided and discussed. In the following weeks, through discussion, demonstration and practice, you will learn to render a detailed line drawing, transfer it to watercolor paper, and practice flat washes with flat and round brushes. You will create one monochromatic painting. Materials list will be distributed at the first class. Enroll early, class size limited. Note: Cost of supplies estimated at $100.

Tuition: $170** (includes $40 in fees*)
Wed Sep 18-Oct 23 6:30PM-9PM HVPA XE-224 6078 #1862
Wed Oct 30-Dec 11 6:30PM-9PM HVPA XE-224 6079 #1863
(No class Nov 27)
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Glass Fusing: Pins, Pendants and Bracelets

Create beautiful, wearable works of art using fusible glass, dichroic glass, frit and mosaic pieces. Join Pat Stein, an experienced instructor in all things glass, to make jewelry for yourself and/or to give as a special holiday gift. Materials and supplies will be provided and the instructor will fire pieces and arrange for a pickup at Hickory Ridge. Class size limited, so register early. Absolutely no experience is needed!

Tuition: $89** (includes $65 in fees*)
Sun Nov 03 10AM-1PM Hickory Ridge XE-252 6080 #1864
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Henna Basics: The Art of Body Painting *NEW!*
Develop a foundational knowledge of the history, safe practices, tool preparation, and basic design elements of this temporary body art style. You will participate in hands-on practice in mixing henna paste and creating a basic design, discuss strategies for creating a new revenue stream, and gain resources for expanding your practice of henna. Instructor: Tarsheka Thompson.
Tuition: $55** (includes $50 in fees*)
Thu Sep 19 6:30PM-8:30PM Hickory Ridge XE-012 6063 #4927
Sat Nov 09 10AM-12PM Hickory Ridge XE-012 6064 #4928
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Introduction to Zentangle
Discover an elegantly simple drawing technique that inspires creativity and mindfulness. Develop beautiful, personalized art by combining repetitive patterns, taught one stroke at a time. Learn the basic steps of the zentangle method to explore pattern and design to create non-directional, non-representational works of art. This fun and relaxing 'workshop' is ideal for novices and artists alike. All materials provided by the instructor, Julie Allison.
Tuition: $55** (includes $50 in fees*)
Tue Nov 12 6:30PM-9PM Centennial High School XE-497 6074 #0829
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