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Sat. Feb 9th, 2013
13. Depth & Dimension | La Jolla, CA |
Presented By Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

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Venue Information

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (MAP)
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA
US 92037

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Service fees will be capped at $9.95. The adjusted price will be shown at checkout.

Event Information:
(858) 454-5872

Advance online class registrations have ended. Please call the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts at (858)454-5872 during normal library hours to register. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. We are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #13: Depth & Dimension
Instructor: Linda Luisi

Sat.–Sun., 10 AM–4 PM (1 hour break)
Feb. 9–10 (2 days)
Limited to 12 students
La Jolla Studio
$140 member/160 nonmember

In this workshop you will create art through a series of structured, fun and unique lessons for a greater understanding of depth and dimension. There will be individual attention for all levels (first-time beginners and experienced artists). Returning students will cover different material, if desired. You will learn how to make objects look more three-dimensional, how to create scenes with greater spatial depth, plus how to "push-the-envelope" to enhance the realistic quality of any piece of art. These include highlights and shadows (3-D basics), perspective and positioning (for well-grounded subjects), and the proper sizing of people, trees and buildings in your setting. Draw and paint various subjects: parts of the face, water lilies, clouds, draped cloth, fountains, interiors, archways, gardens, Venice scenes and still-life objects. Focus on the subjects that interest you the most. You will receive handouts especially prepared for this class. You may bring your other art to get tips (or work on in class) to improve depth. This class applies to all types of art: realism, impressionism and abstract art, plus any media. These lessons will give you greater confidence to draw and paint anything that comes your way.

Materials: This class is not limited to a specific media. You may work solely with pencil or add another medium of your choice: a basic set of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, charcoal, etc. Bring appropriate papers or surfaces for any medium you use. Be sure to bring a drawing pad (9" x 11" or larger) or simply plenty of paper, plus soft pencils (such as #4B or #6B), eraser and a ruler. Contact Linda if you have any questions:


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Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Athenaeum Box Office at (858) 454-5872 or stopping by in person during normal library hours. The library is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.

REGISTRATION BY PHONE: Class registrations can also be done over the phone by calling the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 or in person during normal library hours. The library is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.

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.

SCHOOL REFUND POLICY: No exceptions made. A full refund will be given only if a class, workshop or tour is cancelled, filled prior to the receipt of your registration, or if the teacher does not accept you as a student. A credit for another class in the next Athenaeum’s School of the Arts season will be extended to students who are unable to attend and have notified the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts staff at least one week prior to the beginning of the class.

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.

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