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Adult Drawing and Pastels

    • June 11, 2024
    • July 16, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 4

    Ages 15+


    During this class we explore art solely through the use of lines. We'll explore mark making, how to use the weight of a line to create pattern, texture and emphasis in a drawing, and the  shading techniques used during the Renaissance.




    Materials List:  Please bring a sketchbook, pencils, erasers and any other drawing materials you choose. 


    Instructor: Tyler Stauffer


    Dates: Tuesdays 6/11-7/16

    5 sessions

    Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    • June 17, 2024
    • July 22, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 10

    Ages 18+ 


    Soft pastels are a vibrant and rewarding painting medium! This class will cover using the pastels in a variety of techniques and with a variety of surfaces.  All levels are welcome as we explore the pastel sticks and  pan pastels.  All materials are included 






    Instructor: Diane Pontoriero


    Dates: Mondays 6/17 - July 22

    6 sessions

    Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


    • June 19, 2024
    • July 31, 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 5
    Register

    Registration deadline:  June 12

    Ages 18+

     

    Learn how to make a work of art through drawing.  We will focus on improving your observation skills and the basic drawing techniques you'll need to creatively compose a drawing.  This class is for all levels of ability, especially beginners.  Students need to bring a drawing pad, wooden pencils, eraser, and a 12 inch ruler. Charcoal optional.



    Instructor: Mark McLaughlin

     

    Dates: Wednesdays 6/19 - 7/31

    No class 7/3

    6 sessions 

    Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


         




    • June 23, 2024
    • July 21, 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline:  June 16

    Ages 16+

    Recreate some of your favorite summertime memories at the beach with pastels.  A very relaxed approach to drawing skills will be covered along with instruction on the application and the layering of pastels. Students can work on 1 piece for 4 weeks or 1 piece every week. The choice is yours.  All skill levels are welcome.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Susan Vincent

    Dates: Sundays  6/23 - 7/21

    NO CLASS 7/7

    4 sessions

    Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



    • June 24, 2024
    • July 22, 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 12
    Register

    Registration deadline:  June 17

    Ages 14+


    This class will cover the entire lettering process from pencil sketch to inked drawing to digital finish* (optional). We'll start with the basics of drawing individual letterforms and work up to beautiful hand lettered illustrations, building on lessons covered each week. This class is full of tips and tools, demonstrations, and hands on time. Perfect for beginners and intermediate students wanting to learn more. 


    Materials List: drawing paper, graph paper, pencils, fine and broad tip markers/Sharpies, tracing paper, and ruler.  Each student will receive a handbook of resources, worksheets, and other reference material covered in class to keep.


    *Digital processes will be taught, but not required to create work in this class. If desired, students should have access to a scanner or a camera/scanning app on their phone/tablet, and Photoshop, Illustrator, or Procreate.


    Instructor: Jeanine Murch


    Dates: Thursdays 6/24 - 7/22

    5 sessions        

    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


         

    • June 29, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 6
    Register

    Registration deadline: June 22

    Ages 12+

    Suede board offers a texture that is different from paper and it is particularly effective when you are drawing fur.  Great detail can be achieved while maintaining a softness.  Bring a drawing or a copy of a photo of your favorite furry animal and experiment with suede board.  Materials list below.

    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Date: Saturday 6/29

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    Materials List:


    This list is basic and allows you to mix further colors. I suggest Prismacolor pencils. If you do not have any pencils, a set of 24 would be good. If you have Faber Castell, Polychromos, Caran D'Ache, Royal Talens, or Derwent pencils these should be just fine. The point is to have artist quality with which to work.


    Please bring an assortment of Prismacolor pencils, including white and sepia. Also bring a graphite pencil, HB or 2H, kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser, and ruler. If your pencils are new please sharpen them prior to class, and be sure to sharpen the end opposite the color name and number. Also bring a drawing or photo that will fit on an 8x10 paper.  The suede board, transfer paper and tracing paper will be provided by the instructor. 

    • July 27, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 8
    Register

    Registration deadline: July 20

    Ages 12+

    Drafting film is a different approach to using colored pencils.  You can achieve great depth using it.  In this workshop you will learn how to use this surface for your art.  Bring an 8x10 drawing or copy of a photo for reference.  A simple drawing will be completed in this workshop.  Materials list below.

    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Date: Saturday, 7/27

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


    Materials List: This list I am giving you is very basic and allows you to mix further colors. I suggest Prismacolor pencils as they are easier to find and less expensive than other artist quality pencils.  If you do not have any pencils a set of 24 would be good.  If you have Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran D'Ache, Royal Talens or Derwent, those would be fine.  The point is to have artist quality with which to work.


    Please bring an assortment of Prismacolor pencils, including white and sepia. Also bring a kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser and a hard surface on which you will draw. A clip board will work just fine.  If your pencils are new  sharpen them prior to class and be sure to sharpen the end opposite the color name and number. Bring a drawing or a copy of a photo that will fit on 7x10 film. The film will be provided by the instructor. 

    • August 04, 2024
    • August 18, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline:  July 28

    Ages 16+

    Recreate some of your favorite summertime memories at the beach with pastels.  A very relaxed approach to drawing skills will be covered along with instruction on the application and the layering of pastels. Students can work on 1 piece for 3 weeks or 1 piece every week. The choice is yours.  All skill levels are welcome.  All materials included.

    Instructor: Susan Vincent

    Dates: Sundays  8/4 - 8/18

    3 sessions

    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



    • August 17, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • North Hills Art Center
    • 9
    Register

    Registration deadline: August 10

    Ages 12+

    Explore colored pencils and some of the effects you can create in using them. This workshop offers a foundation for the various pencil techniques used. The morning includes basics and the afternoon addresses more specialized work. Bring a lunch! Materials list below.

    Instructor: Jeanne Perrier 

    Date: Saturday, 8/17

    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


    Materials List:

    This list I am giving you is very basic and allows you to mix further colors. I suggest Prismacolor pencils as they are easier to find than many of the European brands.  If you have a set of artist quality pencils such as Faber Castell Polychromos or Derwent, those would be fine.  The point is to have artist quality with which to work.


    Please bring the following: Lemon Yellow #915, Apple Green #912, Grass Green #909, Parrot Green #1006, True Blue #903, Imperial Violet #1007, Violet #932, Mulberry #995, Magenta #930, Poppy Red #922, Orange #918, and Yellowed Orange #1002.  Please also bring a graphite pencil, HB or 2H, a kneaded eraser, a white plastic eraser and a pencil sharpener.  Please have your pencils sharpened before class and sharpen the end opposite the color name and number. 


    Please email the instructor with any questions at jeanne.perrier@att.net or call at 412-952-3003


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