Youth Art Programs Ongoing

Sat.

Youth Drawing & Painting

with  Nick Frasco

Saturdays – 2 hour sessions: 9 - 11am or 10am - 12pm

Start anytime 6-week session ongoing

Ages 7 & up

 

 

   

This ongoing and very popular course will teach young people the fundamentals of drawing, composition and painting, how to mix and apply paint, and the use of a variety of art materials. Students may bring a project of their own on which to work. The ultimate goal of the Youth Program is to create a work of art that is satisfying
Class fee does not include materials.

PLEASE NOTE NEW POLICY: Parents must inform instructor 30 hours in advance of an absentee to be credited for it.


Please email us for the materials list. info@wethersfieldarts.org

Fee : $195 with membership
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Youth Painting and Drawing<br>

13 Sept

DaVinci Drawing

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Mondays, 6 weeks

Any two hours between 3pm - 8pm

   

This classical drawing course was designed for your people in grades 9 to 12 (12 to 19 years old).

They will increase their visual literacy by applying a drawing process, learning new techniques for identifying and correcting drawing errors, and practicing their hand-eye coordination. Students will learn these drawing skills by re-creating a Bargue plate as carefully as possible as they learn proportion, values, and other essential drawing skills. These are time-honored methods of learning to draw what you see in training for future art endeavors. Many famous artists such as Picasso, NC Wyeth, G. Parrish trained in Bargue Drawing.

 

Fee : $190. with membership
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15 Sept

Oil Painting for Youth

with  Veronique Fournier-Wynne

Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6, 13, 20

Any two hours between 3pm - 8pm

   

Learn to paint realistically with the oil paint medium. Everyone will work at their own learning pace. You can paint a still life arrangement or paint a mastercopy portrait. We will look at different techniques from the Renaissance to the 19th Century, including the Flemish technique and the technique of Bouguereau. Working in sight-size and from life, we will examine the process beginning with the preliminary composition on paper in graphite then the transfer to canvas. Discover or review the underpainting by first blocking in the background and working on big shapes. Students will learn how to mix accurate values and colors and how to create a realistic sense of dimensional form. This class is appropriate for 10 years old through teens.

Fee : $190. with membership
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29 Sept.

Anime / Manga Style "O.C."

with  Nick Frasco

A 6-week Class

Fridays:  Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3:  4:00pm to 6:00pm

   

Using your imagination and some structured guidance. Students will take this very popular style of Japanese Art and create their own “original characters” while placing them in a comic book style background setting of their choice. 
      We will focus on the different aspects that make a character come to life and “Pop” off the pages. Using perspective, simplifying shapes to form the anatomy and using the Japanese style way to draw expressive facial features that help describe the mood of the character, will all add up to one finished exceptional piece of artwork.  

Fee : $195. with membership
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1 Oct.

Wildlife Study in Black & White

with  Nick Frasco

A 6-week Class

Wednesdays: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5

4:00pm to 6:00pm

   

Simply put; Value defines how light or dark a given color or hue can be.  We will practice these value scales and discuss the source of light, which is vital to this type of artwork. 
     These shades of grey help to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality. Whether you choose charcoal, watercolor, graphite or even oil paints, your finished piece will consist of only the “darkest dark” (Black) the “lightest light” (White) and several shades of grey in between. This will give your painting or drawing an unexpected finished quality without the use of color that is quite extraordinary. For adults.

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Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be made by one week before the start of a class. We are not responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. 

All requested refunds from online payments will be returned via check. A 5% refund fee will be subtracted from the amount paid through online payments. 

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