Building Art Skills

Course #:

VIS

4-402

Division:

Fine Arts

Department:

Visual Arts

Suggested Age:

8-18

Prerequisites:

none

Building Art Skills

Course Description:

Purpose

Drawing is a learned skill based on hand-eye coordination; anyone can learn to draw.


Participants will be given an introduction to the study of free-hand drawing using line, shape, value, composition, perspective,and texture. Further studying art skills in-depth include using a variety of mediums (pencils, charcoal, conte’, ink, washes, watercolor, acrylic and oils) to achieve a solid foundation in drawing and beginning painting. This class will include a study of human features and form.


Famous master artists, past and present, will continue to be studied and hands-on projects will explore further creative concepts. Displaying, framing, and matting artwork is also a part of the class.


Time permitting, we will take a trip to the Blanton Art Museum on the campus of UT. Throughout the year, artists will come and share techniques and ideas with the class to expand their knowledge and appreciation of art.

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