Summer Art Classes 2021

Northwest Arts Center – 9825 NE 24th St

Watercolor Painting: From Start to Finish

This class introduces classic watercolor techniques and builds slowly from the simple to the more complex. Topics include use of value, control of the medium, color mixing, and composition. Demonstrations are part of the class but painting from still life and photographs is emphasized. Experienced students will focus on assignments to improve color handling, composition, and specific painting challenges. Students must acquire their own supplies for this class. Supply list provided.

Dates: June 28-July 2 (5 days) / August 23-27 (5 days)

K-8

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fee: $249

Clay Figurine

The course will take you through the entire process of sculpting a figurine to a very high finish, with an emphasis on getting the anatomical structure correct at the beginning. This is key to achieving a likeness. We will show you how to train your eye to see objectively, so you can learn to trust your own judgement.

Dates: June 28-July 2 (5 days) / July 26-30 (5 days) / August 23-27 (5 days)

K-8

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: $249

Crafting and Painting

Students will use a variety of media such as colored pencils, pastel, charcoal, watercolor, woodware, and acrylic to create pieces of art. The course will involve three-dimensional painting, painting in different media, cartoon painting, and many other art forms, and will cover composition, value, color, materials, and techniques. Students paint from still life or other reference materials. 

Dates: July 12-July 16 (5 days) / July 19-23 (5 days)

K-8

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Fee: $249

Exploring the Portrait Sketch

Have you tried painting yourself? Your portrait looks weird, or you can’t recognize it? In this challenging and fun classroom, learn how to master the required proportions and key points to obtain a realistic portrait. How to use professional measurement methods and planning to learn the basic bone and muscle structure to perfect our portrait drawing. And the influence of light on the drawing of portraits and facial structures are the subject of this class. You will complete the final finished portrait by choosing a plaster statue or a photo of yourself.

Dates: July 26-July 30 (5 days)

K-8

9:00 am – 11:30 pm

Fee: $249

If you encounter any issues when registering your class, please send an email with your name, phone number, address, and the course name to yanz@aafa.info.