Beginner art class Greenville SC

Beginners Art Class

Detailed Schedule: 

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER: WATERCOLOR CRASH COURSE

Materials: Watercolor round brushes, watercolor, watercolor paper, H or HB pencil, and eraser.

Week of August 24 – 28:

watercolor landscape based on flat washes.

Week of August 31 – September 4:

watercolor animals (wet-on-wet).

Week of September 7 – 11:

Use of color pallets and Flowers.

Week of September 14 – 18:

Watercolor Fruit Still life. 

Week of September 21 – 25:

Finishing project.

OCTOBER: CONTEMPORARY ART, MIXED MEDIA

Materials: Acrylics, Watercolor, brushes, old magazines, scissors, brushes, 2H-6B pencils, and eraser.

Week of September 28 – Oct. 2:

Landscape + Font. acrylics, pencil.

Week of October 5 – 9: 

Winter landscape or birds.

Week of October 11 – 15:

Absurdist or Cartoon Sculptures. 

Black and white watercolor can be used.

Week of October 18 – 22:

painting a scene in The Expressionism.

Week of October 25 – 29:

American photorealism: drawing a photorealistic composition.

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School Year starts in September

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER: PENCIL CRASH COURSE

Materials: Graphite pencils of various softness: 2H, H, B, 4B or 6B, eraser, color pencils, mixed media paper.

Week of November 1-4:

Escher and Shading techniques, mastering cross hatching.

Week of November  7-11:

Facial Expressions: learning to represent emotions on human and animal faces.

Week of November  14-18:

Color pencil drawing techniques.

Week of November 28 – Dec. 2:

The use of a silhouette.

Week of December 5 – 9:

Finishing project.

DECEMBER, JANUARY, AND FEBRUARY: All About Painting CRASH COURSE

Materials: Acrylics, watercolor, brushes, Canvas, Pencil and eraser.

Week of December 12 – 16:

Intro to color theory: primary and secondary colors, opposite / complimentary colors, color temperature, tints and shades. Obtaining a desired color by mixing. 

Week of December 19 – 23:

Compositional sketches of a large still life. Beginning underdrawing on a large canvas.

Week of  December 26 – 30:

Detailed shading of still life objects,  loose painting of background and folds.

Week of January 3 – 7:

Finishing project And Intro on watercolor technique, Intro on pre- and post- impressionist styles of still life painting.  

Week of January 10 – 14:

Starting a final Finalizing a self portrait. Compositional sketches for creative self portrait. 

project of a choice.

Week of January 17 – 21:

Beginning underdrawing on a Watercolor Paper.

Week of January 24 – 28:

Finalizing underdrawing and starting painting self portrait.

Week of Jan. 31 – Feb. 4

Portrait painting. 

Week of February 7 – 11:

Finalizing underdrawing and starting another project if time permits.

Week of February 14 – 18:

Finishing project.

FEBRUARY AND MARCH: All About Drawing CRASH COURSE

Materials: Graphite pencils of various softness: 2H, H, B, 4B or 6B, eraser, color pencils, mixed media paper.

Week of February 21 – 25:

Sketching & shading. Study of small objects. Pencil.

Week of February 28 – March 2:

learning to make Small still life with Charcoal.

Week of March 5 – 9:

Perspective and architecture. Study of a cityscape. Sharpies and pens.

Week of March 12 – 16:

Textured landscape drawing. Pencil/pen.

White charcoal on black paper.

Week of March 19 – 23:

Black and white animal, still life or flower of students choice..

MARCH AND APRIL: Realistic Portrait CRASH COURSE

Materials: Graphite pencils of various softness: 2H, H, B, 4B or 6B, eraser, color pencils, mixed media paper.

Week of March 26 – 30:

Human head and neck proportions and anatomy overview. Quick sketches and a final drawing on canvas.

Week of April 2 – 6:

Continue Portrait drawing on canvas.

Week of April 9 – 13:

Continue Portrait drawing on canvas.

Week of  April 16 – 20:

Continue Portrait drawing and final layer of glazes + details. 

Materials you will need: 

Acrylics, Watercolor, brushes, Graphite pencils of various softness: 2H, H, B, 4B or 6B, eraser, color pencils, mixed media paper, scissors, brushes, 2H-6B pencils, and eraser.

Sample set on Amazon

Studio 71 Darice All Media, 101-Piece 101 Piece Art and Easel Set

Samples of Mixed Media book and Sketch book from Walmart

Canson XL Mix Media Sketchbook Pad, 11″ x 14″, 60 sheets

Canson XL Sketch Pad, 9in x 12in, 100 Sheet/Pad