Still Life Drawing and Water Color Pencil Painting For Beginners - February

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Food & Drink

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Objective: Create a still life drawing using contour line, emphasizing detail in objects and space. Color will be used to describe the positive and negative space in a balanced composition using water color pencils.

Tuesday 2/3/14 Class One:

Complete several drawing exercises to begin developing right brain drawing skills, including upside down drawing and blind contour drawings.

Tuesday 2/10/14 Class Two:

Discuss composition, rule of thirds, horizon line, cropping, balance, focal point/emphasis, movement, odd # objects, and variety. Look at artwork with subject matter of still life and line (art history). Set up a personalized still life, using provided objects and/or personal objects. Use a viewfinder to create 2-3 different contour drawings showing a variety of balanced compositions.

Tuesday 2/17/14 Class Three:

Choose your most successful composition. Redraw this arrangement on water color paper using contour line. This is a detailed line drawing from life, showing textures, edges, spaces. *A photograph of the still life will be taken for line drawing completion at home.

Tuesday 2/24/14 Class Four:

COLOR! Practice common water color pencil techniques. Fill in all objects with the pencils and your choice of colors using contrasting values to create depth. This may be taken home for additional work before the class critique.

Tuesday 3/3/14 Class Five:

Matt the final piece in preparation for the class critique. BYOB!

What to Bring

Basic Drawing Set: $13 4H pencil, Soft white eraser, 12 inch ruler, Color wheel, 9x12 Sketchbook, Pencil Box, Water Color Pencil and Brush Set: $20 Set of 12 Kimberly water color pencils, Set of 10 water color brushes, Plastic Palette

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Materials: I provide the water color paper and matt for finishing, drawing boards, still life objects, view finder, handouts. Final piece: 8x10, matted: 10x12 to fit into a 10x12 frame if you wish. A materials kit may be purchased from me for $30

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Katie Netti

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Urban Oil Ceramics is the umbrella for all artisan goods and classes designed by owner Katie Netti. From oil lamps and plant decor to books and cards, Urban Oil is your one-stop shop for unique handmade and custom gifts. Katie focuses on sophisticated designs that use natural materials and found objects for her work, so all of her products are entirely handmade and unique. Although based out of Chicago (Logan Square), Urban Oil and its products are all available for shipping from the website in addition to their availability in local stores.

Katie teaches art classes in her home studio. From a jewelry making work-space, a ceramic glazing station or a book binding shop, her studio changes to accommodate the class type.

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