ART E15, Drawing
This course provides a supportive atmosphere for older adults — from beginners to more advanced students — to explore and experiment with self expression through drawing. Older adult students learn drawing skills, elements of design, composition, and creativity, as well as drawing techniques for representative or stylistic effect. As well, students learn to interpret the perceived “real world” in a two-dimensional field, and to improve their observation and hand-eye coordination. The course focuses on the processes by which one makes art, exposes students to different approaches, and challenges students to think about what they are doing or trying to do.
Course Number: 9501 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Adams L KLearn the basics of drawing. Good for the beginner and students who would like to improve their drawing skills.
Course Number: 9502 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Tirr C ADrawing in color media: Beginning and advanced techniques using colored pencils and pastels to draw still life studies, landscapes and cityscapes. Some drawing experience would be helpful.
ART E16, Life Drawing Studio
This course provides a opportunity for older adults to learn to see the human form and draw the anatomy of the human figure. This supportive class explores basic anatomy, movement, and skeletal structure of the figure using live models. Through demonstrations, class exercises, individual instruction, and guidance, beginning students learn basic life drawing skills, while more advanced students sharpen their skills in capturing the physical attributes of the model and expressiveness of the pose.
Course Number: 9503 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Harrison A BDraw the human form from a live model. Learn basic drawing skills, perception and eye-hand coordination, elements of design, composition and creativity.
Course Number: 9504 Time: 11 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Adams L KFor beginners and others wanting to increase their skills. Includes lessons in anatomy, proportion, structure and expression. Short, medium and long poses.
Course Number: 9505 Time: 1 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Adams L KPainting the human form — long pose for painting.
ART E19, Painting
This course enhances older adults’ artistic creativity and painting skills through positive motivation and instruction in oils and acrylics techniques that may use the palette knife for effect. Older adults learn how to select supplies and equipment, and basic elements of composition. Painting projects, demonstrations, group critiques, and discussions are used to explore two-dimensional artwork.
Course Number: 9506 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Donon S GAssignments are designed for the progressing student. A basic grasp of the fundamentals of painting is highly recommended. This section focuses on oil, and water based mediums.
ART E20, Drawing and Painting
This course provides older adults with a supportive environment for instruction in drawing and painting. Older adults, from beginners to more advanced students, maintain or improve their drawing and/or painting skills in a constructive environment, and learn about space, line, value, and color in a workshop atmosphere.
Course Number: 9507 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Donon S GThis section focuses on oil, acrylic, drawing and mixed media. Projects will explore techniques, composition, and color.
Course Number: 9508 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Donon S GDrawing and painting for all levels. This course focuses on water based mediums and different techniques. This section focuses on watercolor, techniques, composition, and color mixing.
Course Number: 9509 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Benson J K
Course Number: 9510 Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Tirr C ADrawing and painting, from pencil to pastel. Work in any dry medium. Develop your sense of composition, value, color and technique. Draw and paint still-lifes, landscapes and possible “plein air” sessions. Friendly critiques.
ART E21, Painting/Drawing, Oil and Acrylic
This course enhances older adults’ artistic creativity and painting skills through positive motivation and instruction in oils and acrylic techniques. Older adults learn basic painting techniques, the elements of composition, and how to select and use materials. Painting projects, demonstrations, and group critiques are used to explore two-dimensional artwork.
Course Number: 9511 Time: 1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Harrison A BEnhance your creativity through painting. This section is in memory of Francis J. Abrahams.
ART E22, Watercolor
This course allows older adults who have never used watercolors to acquire a strong foundation in watercolor techniques, and provides those students with some watercolor experience with a strongly supportive peer group in which to paint. Older adult students learn watercolor techniques and methods, as well as washes, brush strokes, color, value, and composition.
Course Number: 9512 Time: 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Manseau F JDesigned for beginning watercolorists. A techniques and methods class concentrating on the “how” of the medium: washes, brush strokes, color, value and composition.
Course Number: 9513 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. TLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Manseau F JIntermediate watercolor. Review basics and further develop techniques toward a more personal creative result. Designed for students with some experience.
ART E24, Calligraphy II
This course expands older adults’ knowledge of calligraphy and everyday calligraphic forms to use for personal growth, self expression, or for family and volunteer projects. Older adult students learn the tools and equipment needed to write the calligraphy alphabet, as well as fundamental calligraphy techniques, lettering styles, and display methods.
Course Number: 9514 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. FLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Martorello J MIn this class, you will learn how to write and use a fun contemporary alphabet.
ART E30, Watercolor Studio
This course allows older adults who have never used watercolors to acquire a strong foundation in watercolor techniques, and provides those students with some watercolor experience with a strongly supportive peer group in which to paint. Older adult students learn watercolor techniques and methods, as well as washes, textures, color, value, and composition.
Course Number: 9515 Time: 12 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. WLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Tirr C AStudio watercolor covering the basics with a focus on strong composition and an understanding of the medium.
ART E80, Jewelry Making
This course provides older adults with an opportunity to create pieces of jewelry and learn an assortment of different techniques involved in creating jewelry. Students also learn about the wide range of materials available for making jewelry. Older adults make bracelets, earrings, and necklaces using techniques such as wire wrapping and bending, macrame, pearl knotting, crimping, and bead-weaving. Each week students learn a new technique and make a piece of jewelry using that technique.
Course Number: 9516 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. ThLocation: ONLINEInstructor: Ryza S VNew projects weekly — a wide range of jewelry-making techniques will be covered, including bead stringing, wirework, bead weaving, knotting, chain maille, and more. Guidelines for tools and materials purchasing will be given in class. This section is normally for more advanced jewelry projects, but in Winter, since there is no beginner class, projects will be geared towards being suitable for all levels.