Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #66: Sketching & Watercolor in a Mixed-Media Journal
Instructor: Jane LaFazio
Mon–Tues, 10 AM–4 PM (1 hour break)
July 9–10 (2 days)
San Diego/ Park Blvd Studio
$130 member/150 nonmember + $5 mat. fee
There’s no substitute for learning to draw from real life objects, and that’s how we’ll start out. Jane will teach you her quick and intuitive method to drawing and watercolor. Each day: a new assignment/suggestion of what to draw, and a new mixed-media technique to enhance your illustrated journal entries. Working in a 9” x 12” (suggested size) journal, you’ll be drawing every week, designing the page as you draw. You’ll learn to depict a single object, and then look at it from different viewpoints to dissect it and create imaginative designs based on your realistic work. You’ll learn to create cool and sometimes meaningful backgrounds to enhance your drawings. You’ll be on your way to loving art journaling! Everyone has their own drawing style, just like handwriting, and Jane will help you to see and then record what you see on paper. This class welcomes beginners and all levels. (Really, even if you haven't drawn since third grade, Jane can teach you!)
Materials: Strathmore Visual Journal, 9” x 12”, (either for mixed media or watercolor—your choice); watercolors of your choice in a travel-size palette; one Niji waterbrush (medium); permanent black PITT Artist Pen—fine or superfine nib; pencil; kneaded rubber eraser; Tombow dual brush water-soluble pen (black or grey); stencils, if you have them; absorbent ground; linocutting tools; Speedball carving block and black StazOn stamp pad; soft gel medium.
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ENROLLMENT: Art classes are limited to approximately 18-20 students for adult classes and 12-15 students for children’s classes. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CLASS POLICY: Visitors are not allowed in the classroom. If you wish to sit in on a class, you must enroll.
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CANCELLATIONS: The Athenaeum reserves the right to cancel classes and workshops prior to or at the beginning of the first class meeting. A full refund will be given automatically or tuition may be applied towards another course during the current session depending on availability.