Fundamentals of Drawing and Composition (Adults - Weekly - 7 Weeks) with William Demaria

Fundamentals of Drawing and Composition (Adults - Weekly - 7 Weeks) with William Demaria

Fundamentals of Drawing and Composition (Adults - Weekly - 7 Weeks) with William Demaria

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$378.00 + $26.46 ticket fee

Fundamentals of Drawing and Composition (Adults - Weekly - 7 Weeks) with William Demaria

When: Thursday, July 11, 2024 - Thursday, August 29, 2024

Note:   No class on August 8th 

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

Class Description:

Want to develop your interest as an artist and looking for a place to start? Whether you want to make artwork that is realistic or abstract, all art shares the same fundamentals.

Beginning with traditional forms of drawing, this 7-week class will start by teaching comparative measurement and drawing from direct observation.

Next this class will teach students how to work with photographs and use cameras as a means of augmenting their creativity instead of limiting it.

Finally, this class will teach students how to find inspiration from various sources throughout art history and set students down the path towards understanding composition.

Bio

William Demaria is a Baltimore based artist who has always loved drawing and traditional oil painting. He finds the process of creating artwork itself to be beautiful and has always been interested in studying the way artwork is made. He believes that every student, no matter their skill level, has an individual voice that should be developed. His teaching style is flexible and the pace of his classes adapts to suite individual students needs.

Level: Beginner

Schedule: Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm

Syllabus: For 7-week class

Week 1 (Jul 11) Master Copy Bargue Drawing- Introduce Comparative Measurement

Week 2 (Jul 18) Master Copy Bargue Drawing- Understanding hard and soft edges

Week 3 (Jul 25) Still Life- Comparative Measurement, Drawing from Direct Observation.

Week 4 (Aug 1) Still Life- Understanding Light and shadow. Blending with Pencils

Week 5 (Aug 15) Landscape- Composition, Working from photo.

Week 6 (Aug 22) Personal Projects

Week 7 (Aug 29) Personal Projects

Age group: Adult

Number of participants: max 6

Mask optional

Essential supplies (no need to purchase new tools and materials if you already have your own.)

Recommended Pencils. 6 or 12 Set Recommended. 2b pencil essential if you only want to buy 1.

https://www.dickblick.com/products/staedtler-lumograph-drawing-sketching-pencils/

Pencil Sander

https://www.dickblick.com/products/richeson-sandpaper-pointer/

Hot Pressed Paper- Recommended to go to an art store and pick out something in person. Paper should feel sturdy and have a texture you like.

I use these:

https://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-300-series-bristol-board-pads/

Drawing Board

https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-sketch-pad-clip-board/

Lightweight Easel: Students will be responsible for their own easel. These are lightweight, easy to transport, and not too expensive.

https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-studio-aluminum-tripod-travel-easel/

Venue Details:

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

Fundamentals of Drawing and Composition (Adults - Weekly - 7 Weeks) with William Demaria

When: Thursday, July 11, 2024 - Thursday, August 29, 2024

Note:   No class on August 8th 

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

Class Description:

Want to develop your interest as an artist and looking for a place to start? Whether you want to make artwork that is realistic or abstract, all art shares the same fundamentals.

Beginning with traditional forms of drawing, this 7-week class will start by teaching comparative measurement and drawing from direct observation.

Next this class will teach students how to work with photographs and use cameras as a means of augmenting their creativity instead of limiting it.

Finally, this class will teach students how to find inspiration from various sources throughout art history and set students down the path towards understanding composition.

Bio

William Demaria is a Baltimore based artist who has always loved drawing and traditional oil painting. He finds the process of creating artwork itself to be beautiful and has always been interested in studying the way artwork is made. He believes that every student, no matter their skill level, has an individual voice that should be developed. His teaching style is flexible and the pace of his classes adapts to suite individual students needs.

Level: Beginner

Schedule: Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm

Syllabus: For 7-week class

Week 1 (Jul 11) Master Copy Bargue Drawing- Introduce Comparative Measurement

Week 2 (Jul 18) Master Copy Bargue Drawing- Understanding hard and soft edges

Week 3 (Jul 25) Still Life- Comparative Measurement, Drawing from Direct Observation.

Week 4 (Aug 1) Still Life- Understanding Light and shadow. Blending with Pencils

Week 5 (Aug 15) Landscape- Composition, Working from photo.

Week 6 (Aug 22) Personal Projects

Week 7 (Aug 29) Personal Projects

Age group: Adult

Number of participants: max 6

Mask optional

Essential supplies (no need to purchase new tools and materials if you already have your own.)

Recommended Pencils. 6 or 12 Set Recommended. 2b pencil essential if you only want to buy 1.

https://www.dickblick.com/products/staedtler-lumograph-drawing-sketching-pencils/

Pencil Sander

https://www.dickblick.com/products/richeson-sandpaper-pointer/

Hot Pressed Paper- Recommended to go to an art store and pick out something in person. Paper should feel sturdy and have a texture you like.

I use these:

https://www.dickblick.com/products/strathmore-300-series-bristol-board-pads/

Drawing Board

https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-sketch-pad-clip-board/

Lightweight Easel: Students will be responsible for their own easel. These are lightweight, easy to transport, and not too expensive.

https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-studio-aluminum-tripod-travel-easel/

Venue Details:

Location: Washington Printmakers Gallery,
                1675 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20007 

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