Art Academy of Westchester
Drawing and Painting for Adults/Teens

Many of the great artists of the 19th and early 20th century, such
as Manet, Degas, and Picasso, were traditionally trained. One method of teaching artists was to start drawing with still lifes, then drawing with cast figures, gradually transitioning to painting. Another useful practice is to copy a master work or a photo of your choice. Techniques such as sighting for proportional relationships, contour line, and shading will be explored with emphasis on the elements of line, shape, value, texture, space, and principles of strong composition. The student will train their eye to see accurate angles and size relationships and subtle differences of line, tone, form, and edges, while attaining a mastery over drawing and painting materials, including learning how to "draw with the brush." Instruction will be tailored to individual student levels and needs.
High school, Intermediate and advanced students are welcome to bring their own drawing or painting projects. The instructor will provide guidance and support during the creation process. All materials included.

Instructor: Vicente Saavedra (prior consultation with the instructor)

Classes meet once per week and are limited to 8 students

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