FALL SEMESTER 2024

Teen Painting & Drawing Classes

Artist taking an online art class

7156 Anime/Manga & Comic Drawing (ages 11−16)
Instructor: Doug Baron
Mondays, 6−8 PM
Create characters! Explore comic-book and Japanese/Chinese-style drawing, from dynamic perspectives to classic anime/manga facial features.
9 session(s): 9/16−11/18 (no class on 11/11)
Tuition: member $317, non-member $347
Materials fee: $34

7181 Just Drawing (ages 13−17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Tuesdays, 4−6 PM
Build up your confidence in your drawing skills! Learn how to take what you see in the 3D world and successfully translate it to a 2D paper surface. Whether you are an experienced artist preparing to create a portfolio or are new to the art world, students will receive individual attention appropriate to their level.
10 session(s): 9/17−11/19
Tuition: member $357, non-member $387

7185 NEW! Cartooning & Character Design (ages 13−18)
Instructor: Doug Baron
Tuesdays, 6−8 PM
Join artist Doug Baron, creator of Sugar Ray Finhead, to learn the ins and outs of cartoon drawing, character design, inking techniques, and coloring with watercolor. Students will work on simple and effective techniques for creating their own character concepts. Master a unique style of creating cartoon, anime, and comic book art!
10 session(s): 9/17−11/26 (no class on 11/12)
Tuition: member $357, non-member $387
Materials fee: $44

7234 Insta-Folio: Portfolio in a Pinch (ages 12−17)
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Wednesdays, 4−6 PM
This is the perfect class for students looking to create a strong portfolio for either a college or an academic program. Each week students will create a work of art in a variety of media such as charcoal, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and even sculpture. By the end of the semester, students will have 7−10 pieces that they can use toward their portfolio, along with the knowledge of how to photograph and present their work cohesively. Students will have the opportunity to work from a clothed model for one session. Previous students who have taken this class and already have the materials are welcome to bring them to class or use the Art Center’s materials.
9 session(s): 9/18−11/20 (no class on 10/2)
Tuition: member $317, non-member $347
Materials fee: $44

7280 NEW! Oil Painting for Teens (ages 13−17)
Instructor: Andrea Gianchiglia
Thursdays, 6−8 PM
Unleash your creativity with oil paint! Students will learn how to use the traditional favorite medium of the masters while diving into color theory, brush handling, layering, wet on wet, grisaille, dry brush, and more with a variety of subject matters. Explore vibrant techniques in a fun supportive environment.
9 session(s): 9/19−12/5 (no class on 10/3, 10/31, 11/28)
Tuition: member $317, non-member $347
Materials fee: $38

7265/7266 Introduction to Oil Painting (ages 13−17)
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
7265 Saturdays, 12−2 PM
7266 Saturdays, 2:30−4:30 PM
Oil paints have been a classic medium for centuries because of their luminosity and ease of use. Learn the foundation skills of painting in oils in this introductory course. We will cover the basics, including blocking in a composition, color mixing, value studies, and proper handling of materials. Students should wear clothes that can get messy.
10 session(s): 9/21−12/7 (no class on 10/12, 11/30)
Tuition: member $357, non-member $387

7271 The Basics of Drawing (ages 13−17)
Instructor: Joel Tidey
Saturdays, 2:30−4:30 PM
This fun and exciting drawing course is for students who want to focus on learning the foundations of basic drawing. Students will explore the principles of art and design through engaging drawing projects. This course covers all aspects of drawing including line, tone, perspective, texture, and composition. Students will also be introduced to the art of figure drawing, portrait drawing, architecture, and more.
10 session(s): 9/21−12/7 (no class on 10/12, 11/30)
Tuition: member $357, non-member $387
Materials fee: $32