Adult studies at Museum School
Summer 2015

Life Drawing Studio

Life Drawing Studio

$75 Punch Card (7 punches) / $15 Drop-In
Evening – 2015/4-LDG1 – Intermediate / Advanced
Tues. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m / Ongoing

Life drawing groups meet on a continuing basis in Studio I. Painting with oils and acrylics and modeling with clay and wax are allowed in addition to dry media and watercolor. There is no beginning or ending date. No instruction. Quarterly critiques. Please call 910.395.5999 ext. 1029 for more information.

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4 Week Classes

True Stories Matter: Creative Nonfiction

Beginning and All Levels- 2015/4-ASS1
June 7 - 28, Sun. 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
$115 / $100 CAM member
$125 / $110 CAM member after June 1st

Delve deep into the narrative modes of fiction to create meaningful stories in personal essay, extended memoir or even narrative poetic form. Our true life stories often carry social or cultural significance, as well as the personal, and the craft of storytelling allows the writer to artistically unfold layers of meaning. This workshop is well suited to any level of writer; it does not require prerequisites; however, it does build on the Museum School’s earlier the Memory and Metaphor four part series for students who have taken those courses.
Instructor: Margo Williams

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Digital photography - Cradick Beginning Digital Photography

Beginning and All Levels- 2015/4-ASS2
June 3 - 24, Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$95 / $80 CAM member
$105 / $90 CAM member after June 1st

Students learn the parts and functions of the DSLR. Use of the controls on the camera to alter shutter speed, aperture, and light sensitivity are explained as well as digital workflow, file types/management and storage. Students are introduced to basic image manipulation using computers and software (by demonstration).
Instructor: Alan Cradick

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Week 1: June 1 - 5

Carignan Drawing Animals Drawing Animals

Intermediate - 2015/4-ASS3
Monday – Friday / 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.
$175 / $150 CAM member
$190 / $165 CAM member after May 25th

From wild animals to beloved pets, this class explores capturing the essence of our furry, scaly, or feathered friends. Focus of this class is in measuring, seeing shapes and value, rendering textures and bringing out personality.
Instructor: Todd Carignan

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Rendering Form

Beginning & All Levels - 2015/4-ASS4
Monday – Friday / 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$175 / $150 CAM member
$190 / $165 CAM member after May 25th

Cover the rendering of Platonic Forms (Sphere, Cube, Cylinder etc) as well as some more complex ones such as a ribbon and spiral. The first day of the class is in Pencil or Charcoal the second day students use color mediums. Students begin class with a series of basic exercises that break down simple forms into a series of easily accomplished modular exercises and memorable concepts. During class Kevin illustrates ideas covered in class in oil paint so students can watch the magic happen. Emphasis is placed on making imagined objects seem real. Concepts covered in class are the “Play of Light” and “Turning Forms.”
Instructor: Kevin Dunn

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Week 2: June 8 - 12

Art Journal Collage Play - Kim Beller Art Journal Collage Play

Beginning & All Levels - 2015/4-ASS5
Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$175 / $150 CAM Member
$190 / $165 CAM member after June 1st

In this class learn lots of collage, journaling, drawing and painting techniques to fill your art journal. Students paint, collage, get messy, and have fun! This class is designed to inspire students and fire them up creatively so that you can go home with many ideas to keep you going in your art journal. Instructor demonstrates layering, and many mixed media techniques. Examples of personal journals on hand to spark ideas.
Instructor: Kim Beller

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Painting People

Intermediate - 2015/4-ASS6
Monday – Friday / 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$175 / $150 CAM Member, plus $40 model fee paid to instructor first day of class.
$190 / $165 CAM member after June 1st, plus $40 model fee paid to instructor first day of class.

In this class students paint people using live models and photographs. Learn about measuring correctly, seeing values and colors, and creating focus. Special attention given to portraiture, getting a person’s likeness, rendering clothing and hair, and making sure the figure works within an environment.
Instructor: Todd Carignan

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Week 3: July 13 - 17

Color Theory and Its Application

Beginning & All Levels - 2015/4-ASS7
Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$175 / $150 CAM Member
$190 / $165 CAM member after July 6th

“In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is – as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art” – Josef Albers This an extended version of the one-day, weekend workshop that allows more depth of study and application. During this week long course, students learn some of the key vocabulary and concepts related to color perception and manipulation. Complete a value/intensity exercise as well as create a 2-dimensional piece, from life, applying the concepts presented in the workshop. Students are asked to bring a wide variety of color swatches. These swatches can be from magazines, construction paper, paint chips or hand painted. Students also need to bring their favorite medium and materials for creating a 2-dimensional, color piece.
Instructor: Trey Moore

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Beginning Painting - Sickle Beginning Painting

Beginning & All Levels - 2015/4-ASS8
Monday – Friday / 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$175 / $150 CAM Member
$190 / $165 CAM member after July 6th

No fear - all fun! This class is a primer on materials and techniques for the beginner painter. Students learn about the various mediums, materials and tools, historical perspective, as well as basic fundamentals of color, shape, value and style, all in the context of one of the most traditional genres in art - the still life. Acrylic is versatile and forgiving and is the medium used for demonstrations. Through lecture, demonstrations and exercises the student learns a framework upon which to grow. Oil and Watercolor also welcome.
Instructor: Kirah Van Sickle

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Week 4: August 10 -14

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Beginning & All Levels - 2015/4-ASS9
Limit 10 Students
Monday – Friday / 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$345 / $300 CAM member, plus $100 model and supply fee paid to instructor first day of class
$380 / $330 CAM member after August 3rd, plus $100 model fee paid to instructor

Drawing from Impressionism and earlier academic figurative training, we will explore figure painting using a limited palette and focus on color relationships. Mixing directly on the palette, we will then move to the canvas to understand color harmonies, warm/cool relationships, value, and hue. Using techniques of American masters such as Thomas Eakins and Mary Cassatt, a great deal of attention will be paid to the observation of a live model and color nuance that renders a form life-like and sensuous. (Indirect painting will be touched upon as well.) The morning will include lecture and demonstration, followed by class assignments and live-model sessions. This class will include an out-of-class assignment.
Instructor: Quentin Warshauer

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35 Hour Intensive : August 24 – September 4

Academic Two Week Immersion – Figurative Drawing Class

Beginning & All Levels - 2015/4-ASS10
Limit 12 Students
Aug. 24 – 28, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Aug. 31 – Sept. 4, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$400 / $350 CAM member, plus $75 model fee paid to instructor first day of class
$440 / $385 CAM member after August 17th, plus $75 model fee paid to instructor

This immersion course offers a solid introduction to the academic method of drawing as applied to figurative drawing. Study focuses on descriptive drawing techniques and classical methods of approaching the figure to understand the laws of nature / anatomy / and 2-D description of a visual subject. Students will learn about these concepts through lecture, demonstration, and drawing assignments (including copying master drawings) then applying these techniques to still subjects and live models creating an opportunity for critique of methods and revision of technique.
Instructor: Quentin Warshauer

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Art History - 6 Summer Classes

Art History – Saturday Mornings with Great Artists

This is a series of 6 Art History classes each devoted to one artist. Students may sign up for one or all six classes.

All Levels- 2015/4-AH1
Limit 15 Students
July 11 - August 15, Sat. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
$175 / $150 CAM member
Single Classes: Must Register by Friday prior to class: $35 / $30 CAM member

July 11 - Van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh’s career was varied and short. In fact, he drew and painted at a furious rate, producing his entire output in just 10 years. Our overview of his life will include his early passion for drawing, his acquaintance with the Impressionists, his troubled stay in the south of France and his final burst of painting close to Paris before his took his own life.

July 18 - Gauguin
Paul Gauguin became a serious painter rather late in life. He quit his career to become a painter, starting with impressionistic attempts under the tutelage of Pissarro. By the last Impressionist exhibition in 1886, he had decided to develop his own style of painting. He became leader of a group of painters at Pont Aven, helping to develop a style called “Syntheticism”. He befriended the Symbolists, briefly painted with van Gogh in Arles, and ended his career seeking the “primitive” and painting in the South Seas. Gauguin mastered printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and painting, giving his career a fascinating variety.

July 25 - Cezanne
Paul Cezanne’s artistic career may surprise you. He started painting in a rather dark, Romantic style, before turning to Impressionism and painting with Pissarro. He soon wanted more in painting than the impressionist immediacy of light and color. Moving away from Paris, he developed his own style, emphasizing composition, form and color. By the end of his career, he was painting and drawing in a way which would influence his young contemporaries and inspire much subsequent western art.

Aug 1 - Matisse
Henry Matisse was well aware of the Impressionists but, like Cezanne, he sought a different style. His early mentors in painting were the Symbolist Gustav Moreau and the Neo-Impressionist Paul Signac. Then, with his fellow painter George Braque, he joined with a group of painters who became the notorious “Wild Beasts”, producing Fauvism. In 1914, his friendship with Picasso, Braque, and Gris helped him develop his most abstract paintings. After WWI he split his time between Nice and Paris, producing his most pleasing, unusual, colorful, and decorative paintings. Late in life, Matisse transformed his art, producing the colorful “cut-outs” so appreciated today.

Aug 8 - Picasso
Pablo Picasso’s career in art was as varied as it was surprising. His early mastery of drawing and realistic art changed when he traveled to Paris where both he and Georges Braque fell under the influence of Cezanne. Picasso left his Blue and Pink periods and Braque left Fauvism. Working together, they both produced the new Cubism. After WWI, Picasso changed his art many times, while Braque and the younger Juan Gris, along with many other artists, continued variations of Cubism. The morning will include a brief survey of Picasso’s entire career.

Aug 15- Kandinsky
Wassily Kandinsky assembled a group of artists about him in Munich who helped transform German art. Kandinsky and Franz Marc, as editors of the just-published Blue Rider Almanac, brought together Gabrielle Munter, Auguste Macke, Marianne Werefkin, Alexej Jawlensky, and others to exhibit. They organized two exhibits in 1912, the first of oil paintings and the second of drawings, prints and watercolors. Through the Almanac and articles in art magazines, Kandinsky, Marc, and Macke spread their new ideas to a broad European community. Unfortunately, Marc and Macke were killed during WWI. However, Kandinsky and his new friend Paul Klee moved to the Bauhaus in 1920 and continued to influence modern art.
Instructor: Hank Steffens

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Registration Guidelines

Classes and workshops are small, and space is limited. Students are encouraged to register at the earliest opportunity in the event a popular course fills quickly. Waiting until the last moment to register may also result in disappointment if a course is cancelled due to low enrollment. There is a 10% increase in tuition roughly one week before start date. Specific amounts and dates are indicated with each session.

• Students may register online, by phone or in person. Registration opens for each session on different dates. Check Session Headings for details. CAM members enjoy discounted tuition.

• Registration is complete and confirmed when payment is received and processed

• Refunds will not be issued for withdrawals from a class or workshop within 72 hours before start time. However, tuition (less 10%) will be transferred to student’s choice of a future class or workshop.

• No refunds or transfers will be given once the class has started.
• Students who are not in attendance and have not been in touch will be charged the full price of the class or workshop.

• If class or workshop does not make minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled and enrolled students will receive their choice of 100% refund or transfer of tuition.

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