Seeing Dots! Youth Artist Class, Ages 8-12
Instructor: Zandra Lowman
Class Code: ZL190801
Workshop Fee: $65
Thursday, Aug. 1st, 10:00am – 1:00pm
This class, will first focus on simple drawing techniques utilizing shapes to form an animal and then on building their painting using a dot technique, creating forms, shadow and highlights, making images POP off the canvas. Inspired by Impressionist & Neo-Impressionist Artists whom were the pioneers in using Pointillism techniques, Zandra (the instructor), will be adding her own twists and also touching on the history and development of this style. Students will complete a painting by the end of the class.
Step-by-step lessons and guidance will reflect a learning environment that is non-competitive and non-judgmental. This allows young artists to express themselves and discover a fun new technique creating their own unique painting. Students will be able to choose between two different images (a squirrel or chameleon). They can choose to draw a realistic or more whimsical animal, and can select their own colors and will be encouraged to be free to apply the techniques learned in their own way, enabling them to make their painting unique to them.
Pointillism - is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. The movement Seurat began with this technique is known as Neo-impressionism.
Supplies to bring:
- HB lead pencil or regular pencil
- Black Fine Pint Sharpie
- kneaded eraser (This is a must)
- a drawing pad/ sketch book- Artist recommends a watercolor pad for playing with acrylic applications as well as drawing. Can also have a regular drawing pad for sketching/ drawing.
- 8”X8” Practica Canvas
Strathmore : 300 series or 400 Series Watercolor - Cold Press, 400 Series Sketch