Fine Arts Classes


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No. 103 WATERCOLOR PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS (HS RM C314)

Mondays, September 21st                         

6:00-8:30 pm (10-weeks)             

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Bodkin (Limit 15)        

R $75; NR $78; GC $68

Learn how to successfully manipulate the four elements of Watercolor painting techniques.  Theory, hands on, will be presented while completing painting projects, taught at slow pace.  First class will discuss recommended material and demonstrate basic techniques.  

 

No. 302 WATERCOLOR BEYOND THE FUNDAMENTALS (HS RM C314)

Wednesdays, September 23rd

6:00-8:30 pm (10-weeks)                                             

INSTRUCTOR: Gail Bodkin (Limit 15)

R $75; NR $78; GC $68

Build on your fundamental watercolor skills while completing painting projects.  Explore different styles of watercolor painting while beginning to develop your own styles.  Please bring your basic watercolor supplies to first class. 

 

No. 301 DRAWING 101 (HS RM C312)

Wednesdays, September 23rd                                 

6:30-8:00 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Howard Bender

R $45; NR $50; GC $40    

Unleash your creativity and discover your fundamental drawing skills, abilities, and personal modes of expression with the use of basic drawing.  Work in charcoal, pencil, ink, wash, and other materials learning to use line, value, gesture, and perspective.  Students will work with a variety of subjects, including the figure, still life, and landscape and explore patterns, shapes and color.  Learning a strong foundation in drawing will support work in all of the visual arts.    

 

Howard Bender a professional illustrator – has drawn many cartoons and illustrations for newspapers, children’s books and many comic books for DC Comics, Marvel, Disney and others. Characters and titles include Superman, Spider-Man, The Legion of Super-Heroes, Ghostbusters, Micronauts, Archie and Richie Rich. Mr. Bender has also been involved in creating and drawing his own original characters and titles, Mr. Fixitt, Billy & Pop and the Sherlock Holmes Minute Mysteries.

 

Memberships: The National Cartoonists Society, Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, The International Society of Caricaturist Artists