Foundations 1, 2 and 3
 
Foundations 1 is the starting point for all new students.  Students will learn or revisit basic, classical drawing and painting techniques.  The course will cover building hand skills using various materials such as graphite, charcoal, chalk pastels and watercolor pencils.  From there we move to painting a Still Life in oils, then mixing and layering colors and finally Impressionistic painting techniques. Each session builds on the other, so that knowledge is built gradually, step by step.
 

Foundations 2 takes the skills learned in Foundations 1 further, enhancing and reinforcing those basic drawing and painting techniques.  A Drawing Intensive session looks at how to render different materials such as glass and reflective surfaces, Self Portraiture blends anatomical knowledge with new painting techniques and a Surrealism project encourages students towards new ways of imagining and creating their own work.

Foundations 3 follows on from F1 and F2 and goes further into the realm of composition, perspective, and also creating pieces that have more personal elements so that students begin to consider some of the conceptual and theoretical aspects of their work.  New painting techniques and materials will be introduced including watercolor, collage, printmaking and working in 3 dimensions.

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Autumn Semester, 10 classes to be used in 15 weeks: September 2 through December 16

closed for October holiday (September 26 - October 5)

4,000rmb for 10 classes

Wednesday, Thursday, 9:45-12:15  

Sunday, 10:00-12:30 - 13:30 -16:00

Acrylic Painting

 

In these lessons you will look at the unique qualities of acrylic paint and how to use them to their best advantage.  You will learn how to mix acrylics, their density and how they dry.  Building on this knowledge you will abstract a pattern from a still life painting and begin to see how the acrylic medium can create very different styles, colors and the different techniques you can use to create your own pattern.  As the workshop progresses you will look at differing styles such as Art Deco, paint on different materials such as canvas and board, and start incorporating new materials such as gold leaf into your final piece.

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Autumn Semester, 10 classes to be used in 15 weeks: September 2 through December 16

closed for October holiday (September 26 - October 5)

4,000rmb for 10 classes

Wednesday, Thursday, 9:45-12:15 

Sunday, 10:00-12:30 - 13:30 -16:00

Art History
Our Art History Lectures will offer students an entree into various time periods, artists, art theories and movements from both an historical perspective as well as a contemporary critical view.  
 
The Lectures are given in the form of a talk with slide show followed by a question and answer period. They will focus on one aspect of a subject helping to trace threads of meaning or various developments across various eras, movements, and artists.
 
October:
10- European Renaissance
17- European Baroque
24- Athens
 
November:
7- Portrait, simbols and allegory
14- Cubism
21- Matisse and Derain
28- Surrealism
 
December:
2- The other point of view, the women art
9- Russian avant-guard
 
 
 
 
Autumn Semester

Autumn Semester, 10 classes to be used in 15 weeks: September 2 - December 16

closed for October holiday (September 26- October 4)

Wednesday and Thursday, 9:45-12:15

Sunday 10:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:00

Foundations 1, 2, and 3: 4,000rmb for 10 classes

 

choose one day/time per week to enroll