Fundamentals of Art

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This is a beginner’s adult course in the fundamentals of art. Students will investigate the concepts and principles of two-dimensional visual design. Additionally, an introduction to basic color theory will be presented. Students will come away from this course with a basic understanding of artistic vocabulary and become familiar with the elements of art and the principles of design.

Week One: Element of Art: Line. Explore hatching, cross-hatching, scumbling, and stippling techniques, and use this knowledge to create your own abstract line study drawing using a variety of Sharpie markers.

Week Two: Moldable stamp printing. Focusing on the element of shape, create your own pattern by using Moldable stamps. Students will repeat a motif to create an all-over pattern on a large sheet of paper.

Week Three: Optical Illusion Art. Exploring the element of Color and the idea of depth in composition, students will create their own “Op Art” Artists introduced will include Frank Stella and Bridget Riley.

Week Four: Exploring Figure/Ground by creating a symmetrical Notan, a Japanese term meaning light-dark harmony. Will continue to explore the Element of Art, Shape and various examples of Notans will be introduced.


This class is for students ages 14 and up.

Please use the Notes section on the registration form to list any accommodations you will need during the class.

Classes require a minimum enrollment of four students. If classes must be cancelled due to low enrollment, students will be informed one week prior to the start of the class and issued a full refund.


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