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)

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