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Studio Arts: Drawing Classes
Introduction to Pastel: Still-Life Compositions
3-Session Weekend Course

Working from still-life arrangements in studio sessions, students learn to achieve the brilliant and subtle effects characteristic of pastels.

Date
Saturday, April 21 to May 5, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Colored Pencil Workshop
2-Session Weekend Course

Get a hands-on overview of how versatile colored pencils can bring illustration or fine art alive with rich, vibrant color and a range of effects.

Date
Saturday, April 21 and 28, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Drawing
8-Session Weekend Course

This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks.

Date
Sunday, April 22 to June 17, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (no class May 27)
Figure Drawing and Independent Projects
8-Session Weekend Course

Working from live models, students are encouraged to draw accurate or aesthetically strong works based on the figure. Open to all levels.

Date
Sunday, April 22 to June 17, 2018 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (no class May 27)
Children’s Book Illustration Workshop

Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Learn the foundations of bringing a story to life through pictures.

Date
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A Day of Drawing at Congressional Cemetery

Historic Congressional Cemetery’s 35 acres of rolling grounds and picturesque vistas along the Anacostia River provide the perfect springtime setting in which to find inspiration during an instructor-led drawing excursion.

Date
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pastel Portraits

Degas, Manet, and Cassatt achieved remarkable portraits by employing the strong line and luminous color of pastels. Participants in this workshop are introduced to methods for achieving similar results, through sketching or a detailed portrait study. Intermediate students work in the studio with a live model and focus on the elements of portraiture and pastel technique. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Still-Life in Pastel

Beginning and experienced students work directly from still-life arrangements as they explore the techniques of cross-hatching and layering of color in this one-day workshop.

Date
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.