Monday, January 30, 2012

Summer Class Descriptions

Summer Class Descriptions
Julie Fisher Fine Art Studio

About the Instructor...
Julie Fisher is a seasoned teacher with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education, and with over 29 years experience teaching in public schools. She is a serious artist as well, having shown her original watercolors nationally and done commissioned works in pencil. She trained with Valorie Snyder on "right brain" and classical old-master art techniques. She has taught art classes in a studio setting and incorporated art into her regular elementary school classes. Julie has worked with children with a wide range of abilities. She excels at combining her love of art with helping children to reach their full potential. Julie also teaches children with special needs.

Summer Class Descriptions

Kids Drawing (Wednesdays 3:30-5:30)
This class is for returning students who have completed all introductory skills and would like to continue working on their individualized projects.

Kids Drawing (Wed. 10:00-noon)
Join us for some drawing fun! This class promotes solid drawing skills through age-adjusted exercises. Learn right brain training, light and shadow, perspective, and more! Students will practice and apply what they have learned to an in class project. Exercises will be given to practice at home to build eye training. (maximum students: 10)

Kids Watercolor (Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm)
Come and be ready to explore watercolor! Students will investigate what watercolor can do. What happens when colors run, paint is spattered, and other discovery ideas. Come ready to try your ideas! Student creations will be used for an in class project. Additional techniques and extensions to student ideas will be provided. Come learn and have fun! (Come dressed in grungies.) (maximum students: 8)

Adult/Teen Drawing (Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00pm or 6:30 - 8:30pm)
You've always wanted to draw, but you weren't sure where to begin! Join us in a relaxed, risk-free environment. Right brain exercises will be integrated with classical, old-master training techniques (an innovative approach to teaching developed by Valorie Snyder) to instill a complete foundation of skills. You'll be surprised at your results! (maximum students: 10)

Watercolor (Adult/Teen) (Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30pm)
Experience the enjoyment of watercolor! Students will become familiar with mixing colors, washes, value studies, and then apply what they have learned to a painting during these color exercises. Julie will explain and demonstrate different techniques and provide individual support. Drawing experience is helpful, but not required, for this class. Intermediate students will work on composition, still life and other subjects of their choice. Individual instruction will be provided. (maximum students: 8)

Colored Pencil (Adult/Teen)

Come discover colored pencil! Enjoy a portable medium that is versatile and vibrant. Different types of pencils, papers, and application strokes will be introduced. Julie will integrate drawing skills, composition and color theory into each class. All beginning students start by creating a color wheel and move on toward choosing their own subjects, working at their own pace. Some drawing skill is recommended for this class. (maximum students: 8)

Registration Form

Julie Fisher Fine Art Studio(303)371-7652

Mail this form and your check or money order to:
Julie Fisher
4662 Biscay St
Denver, CO 80249

(This is not the class site! The classes are held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on 6322 S. Lakeview St., Littleton 80120)

Fall or spring classes: a deposit of the first month's tuition will confirm your enrollment. Thereafter, monthly tuition is due on the first class of the month. Summer classes: Registration must be paid in full to assure your place in class.Please print clearly. If your class has a materials fee, please include it in the tuition.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Art Classes

There are still some openings in my art classes! I have recently started a class on Tuesdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at my home studio for ages 8 to 13. My home studio is located at 4662 Biscay St., Denver. All other classes are presently at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Littleton. The classes are on-going and all new students are welcome! Please check out student work on this site (see column on right and click on student Work)! We'd love to have you join us!

Contact me for more information at:

Original Work

Are you ready for the next step! How about working on your original artwork! When you start working on your own creations, this opens up a whole new world. You can start getting your work "out there". There are many opportunities to get your work on-line and many are free.


We've had several beautiful days here in Colorado that you can get out there with your camera and snap a few. Try early morning or late afternoon to get better shadows. Capture the whole landscape or just a few objects or people. All you need is one photo to inspire you to get it down on paper. Look through your "things" at home and set up a still life. I find I'm more successful if I work with things I care about. Start out with just a few objects and keep it small. Play around with the lighting and make the shadows just as interesting as the objects. Most of all, have fun!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Gift

I just completed the finishing touches on this piece. It's a mixed media painting with colored pencil on top of watercolor. Making the ribbon flow and adding the box design really added a zing to this piece. It's 7"x7" (image and white matt). I saw 3 nesting boxes in an antique shop and could just picture several set-ups I could do. Fun!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Getting a Jump on the New Year!

"Blossoming Pear" is the first painting of the new year! It's 8"x8"(image and white matt). I've been painting in the light and shadow technique....the background basically in shadow. The goal for this painting was to paint with analogous colors hence the yellows, oranges, reds in the pear and the fabric in the background. This brought up another "issue"..... how to not let the pear blend into the background. I had to decide which edges to sharpen and which edges to "lose". I'm happy with the results.

Look for more of the daily painting on: