Announcing classes for the new year!

I’ve fallen behind on updates with the end of the semester and a recent vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico. But I’m pleased to announce several classes I’ll be offering in Boston for early 2014. I’m looking forward to starting off the new year with some new exciting classes and popular favorites! Click on the provided links to register or email me, swartstudio@gmail.com, with any pertinent questions.

UPDATE 3/3/14: Winter classes have been extended for the spring! I can’t thank students and parents enough for the huge success winter term has been!

Brookline Arts Center, January 13 – March 19 / April 7 – June 13

Mondays or Wednesday, 3:30-5:30pm, Ages 4-6, Drawing & Painting

This class is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of drawing and painting. We will draw and paint humans, objects, and animals with a slight animated twist. Students will learn about value, color, shape, and other elements of art while giving expression to their characters and creatures!

Mondays:

3:30-5:30pm, Ages 12-15, Drawing In Color

Working from still-life, photographs, magazines, and independent ideas students will be introduced to specific drawing fundamentals and techniques.  Various mediums will be used such as, graphite, ink, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil pastel, graphic markers, and conté crayons. Personal style is celebrated and encouraged!

5:45-7:45pm, Ages 13-17, Drawing & Painting For Aspiring Artist

This class is designed for beginners and advanced students who are serious about drawing and painting. Different techniques and a wide range of materials will be used to explore and help redefine students’ art class experience. Pizza included!

Tuesdays:

3:30-5:30pm, Ages 5-7, Cartoon & Comics (No Spring)

This class is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques of drawing humans, objects, and animals cartoon-style. Students will learn to give realistic expression to their drawings of original characters and caricatured celebrities. Studying anatomy, proportion, movement, etc will allow students to become more confident and creative cartoon designers. Class discussion will focus on the work of classic cartoonists to better understand and appreciate the art form of cartooning.

3:30-5:30pm, Ages 10-12, Clayworks

Under the tutelage of popular teen instructor, Steven Wilber, have fun learning methods and techniques of working with the potter’s wheel. Students will learn how to create their own mugs, bowls, other unique pieces, and glazing techniques. This class is for serious artists who like to laugh and are looking to explore their creativity.

6:30-9:30, Adults, Pottery & Wheelthrowing For Beginners

Curious in learning how to throw on the wheel? Interested in creating interesting and functional sculpture with clay? This is the perfect class for beginners or those looking to continue working on their skills in the ceramic studio. Class will cover wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, glazing, and basic studio etiquette. Dress for mess and suitable footwear. One 25 lb of clay is provided with additional clay available for purchase.

Fridays, 6-8pm, Ages 13-17, Comics For Teens

Explore the genre of the graphic novel with comic books and manga. Delve into the history of the medium and its influences on animation, anime, music, and film. Students will create their own graphic novel and focus on story structure and pencil and ink art. Students are required to bring a sketchbook to class. Pizza included!

The Menino Arts Center, January 11 – March 15, Ages 16-Adult, Saturdays, 12:30-2:30pm, Graphic Novels & Manga

Explore the genre of the graphic novel with comic books and manga. Delve into the history of the medium and its influences on animation, anime, music, and film. Students will create their own graphic novel and focus on story structure and pencil and ink art. Students are required to bring a sketchbook to class.

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