his is a two-part, 24-week long course.
In Part 1 (Fall Semester--12 weeks), we will be focusing on practicing our technical skills. We will practice material application, precision, pressure control, shading, blending, sharpening our drawing tools, cross hatching, blocking in, simplification, reductive and additive techniques, and so much more.
In Part 2 (Spring Semester--12 weeks), we will be drawing in a variety of art genre, styles, and exploring art movements. Each week's lesson will have a genre and theme, highlight a classical or contemporary Artist, mixed with a little art history, and inspiration- to use in creating your own art, applying what we've learned about composition, and mimicking an assigned style.
The goal of this course is to develop your technical skills, and prepare you for the Portfolio course, where we will be developing our own style, creating series of works that follow a narrative, writing an Artist statement, and introducing new Artist habits to encourage your ongoing creative journey.
"Both of my sons have thoroughly enjoyed Mrs. Jennings' drawing classes. Her patient and reassuring style encourages even the most reluctant artist. She brings her vast knowledge of art, her skill as an artist, and her experience as a homeschool mom into her teaching. We love Mrs. Jennings!"
-Christina T., California