Oil Painting and Academic Drawing
Learn the step-by-step process of creating Oil Paintings and Drawings that masters have used for centuries. Students will first be taught the basic-fundamentals through advanced drawing techniques; learning about values, shading, and how to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects. They will begin with graphite pencil, advancing to charcoal, before diving into oil painting; learning the basics of color, perspective, value, edges and technique. Throughout the year, students will learn from Old Master art works, draw and paint from still lifes, draw from portrait models, study trees in nature, work on personal projects and much more. This is a really informative and fun art class for beginners and advanced artists alike.
$25.00 per week for 3-hour class, all artist grade materials included
$350 per 15-week semester
12 & up: Monday afternoons 2:30 – 5:30 Click Here to Register Now!
Sculpture and Academic Drawing
Sculpture and Academic Drawing
Teacher: Chapman Hamborg
Learn the Classical process of creating representational Sculptures and Drawings. Working from casts, portrait models, Old Master’s artworks and imagination students will study the methods of rendering form in clay, graphite and charcoal.
Students will be taught the basic-fundamentals through advanced drawing techniques; learning about values, shading, and how to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects.
Learn to build an armature (the metal structure which holds the clay sculpture), how to block in the basic shapes of your sculpture and render details in clay.
Chapman studied sculpture and drawing for four years in Florence, Italy at one of the most prestigious art schools in the world. Chapman will share the techniques and methods he learnt while abroad.
Course Fees: $300 per 15-week semester
12 & up: Tuesday afternoons 2:30 – 5:00 Click Here to Register Now!
Artistic Anatomy with Sculpture and Drawing
In this fun and enlightening course your student will discover the complexity and beauty of the human body as they learn to Sculpt and Draw the many bones and muscles. Anatomy and proportion will be covered as your student gains confidence, using graphite and clay! Students will spend the first semester learning to build an armature (the metal structure which holds the clay sculpture) and will sculpt the entire human skeleton. During the second semester students will then sculpt all the muscles on top of the skeleton, learning the form and function of each muscle and its attachments to the bones. Each week there will be drawing and reading homework on the bones or muscles that will be focused on the following week.
Note: This is a two-semester project; therefore it is a year commitment. Students are welcome to come check out the class, but within the first 3 weeks, students must commit to the rest of the school year.
All material included except “Monster Clay”.
Clay modeling tools will be provided, however I recommend purchasing some for yourself so you can continue to work on your sculpture outside of class time.
Course Fees: $350 per 15-week semester
12 & up: Thursday afternoons 12:30 – 2:00 Click Here to Register Now! SOLD OUT
12 & up: Thursday afternoons 2:15 – 3:45 Click Here to Register Now! SOLD OUT
Marine Science with Art
In this class students will learn about Marine Creatures while they learn to Draw, Paint and render the creatures and their habitats using different mediums such as watercolor, pastels, felt markers, collage and more. Each class session will include an art lesson relating to a specific animal of the Marine Environment, which the student will have studied as homework. As the semester progresses students will compile all of their work into a beautiful nature journal.
Level 1: Monday mornings 1:00 – 2:00 Click Here to Register Now!
Level 2, 12 & up: Thursday mornings 10:30 – 12:00 Click Here to Register Now!
Geography with Art
Teachers: Hannah and Chapman Hamborg
What better way to acquaint your student with their neighbors throughout the world than through this comprehensive course. Geography includes the study of location as well as cultures and people groups. Through the textbook, extensive map work, and enrichment projects, students gain knowledge of different climates, regions, and cultures. Students learn to evaluate both individual cultures and ideas about multiculturalism. Come explore all the countries and continents of the world as you map and draw your way across the planet using different mediums such as watercolor, pastels, felt markers, collage and more! In this course, students will study the physical landscape of the world as they learn about the climate, culture, and composition of different lands. This class is taught with art, and each class session will include an art lesson and project relating to world cultures. At the end of each semester, students will have compiled all of their work into a beautiful sketchbook.
12 & up: Thursday 8:45 – 10:15 Click Here to Register Now!
Beginning Drawing and Painting – 4th Grade and up
This course will follow the same structure as the advanced Oil Painting and Academic Drawing class, but it is adapted to be more accessible to younger children. Students will first be taught the basic-fundamentals of drawing techniques; learning about values, shading, and how to create the illusion of three-dimensional objects. They will begin with graphite pencil, advancing to charcoal, before diving into oil painting; learning the basics of color, perspective, value, edges and technique. Throughout the year, students will learn from Old Master art works, draw and paint from still lifes, study trees in nature, work on personal projects and much more. This is a really informative and fun art class for beginners!
Course Fees: $350 per 15-week semester
Tuesday afternoons 12:45 – 2:15 Click Here to Register Now!
The Medieval Experience – Sculpture & Handiwork
Become an apprentice to a Medieval Master Craftsman, Chapman Hamborg. Being a medieval Craftsmen afforded you a certain standard of living in a Medieval society but it was difficult to attain a very high standard of living as a medieval Craftsmen. Craftsmen were classed above peasants and Serfs in the feudal system and they had a much better level of education than Peasants and Serfs who worked on the land and were very poor. Trades were often kept within families and skills passed down from father to son, Some Craftsmen would make things that were needed in battle such as a Bowyer who made Archers Bows and an Artillator who made arrows and other archery related items. Every medieval town had a blacksmith who made weaponry and a wide range of goods that were used in medieval towns and villages. A families surname would often tell people in medieval times the trade of that person, as names were often derived from the medieval persons trade, for example you can probably guess what kind of work a medieval Craftsmen with the name Miller, Hunter or Tanner did in medieval times. Class projects include: Mosaics & Tesserae, Fresco & Panel Painting, Sculpture & Gargoyles, Jewelry & Armor, Ceramics, Strained Glass, Leather Work, and more!
Note: Must sign up for whole Medieval Experience including Historical and Cultural Arts & Science in the Medieval Period. Times shown for all three classes.