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Drawing Basics: Beginner/Intermediate

David Dziemian, Brookdale adjunct instructor, professional artist

Learn or review basic concepts and techniques while expanding your creative vision. Concepts include line, value, and perspective. Class includes teacher demonstration and individual feedback. Suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week prior. 5 SESSIONS

Fri, Feb 1-Mar 1, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee & Code: $169, XARTF 207


Oil Painting: Still Life To Portrait

Nanci France-Vaz, professional artist, instructor

Designed for those beginner-intermediate artists who are either new to oil painting or would like to know more about oil painting, methods, and materials. Learn properties of oil paint, color theory, seeing value, rendering and drawing with oil paint, wet in wet techniques, layering, and glazing. Brands of paints, brushes, surfaces, and mediums will also be covered in the first class. Weekly demo and dedicated individual instruction. From still life to portrait, this class covers your favorite subjects. Suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week prior. 5 SESSIONS

Thurs, Feb 7-Mar 7, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee & Code: $169, XARTF 204


Pastel Impressionism

Gina Torello, adjunct instructor, Brookdale and Monmouth U, professional artist

Explore this forgiving and simple media. Impressionists used pastels for studies but today we can create masterpieces using chalk pastels. Learn step-by-step how to pick your ideal subject matter and produce art work you will enjoy making. Beginner course but all skills welcome. Learn a new skill, explore techniques and be impressed. Bring copies of any impressionist work you enjoy. Suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week prior. 5 SESSIONS

Thurs, Feb 14-Mar 14, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee and Code: $169, XARTF 184


Figure Drawing

Arlene Smelson, instructor

Begin with the essential elements of anatomy based on the method developed during the Renaissance. Recognize the body’s structural and anatomical characteristics and apply them to the practice of figure drawing. Working without live models, students will be guided through a series of exercises to develop an understanding of the human body and how it moves. Teacher demonstrations and personal guidance throughout the course. Suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week prior. 5 SESSIONS

Tues, Mar 5-Apr 9, 10 am-12:30 pm
(no class Mar 19)
Fee & Code: $169, XARTF 205


Pet Portraits

Nanci France-Vaz, professional artist, instructor

Celebrate your unique pet, whether dog, cat, or horse! Begin by examining your pet’s anatomy, then draw on canvas using vine charcoal, and finally paint using a limited palette. Focus on structure of the head to capture an exact likeness of the pet, explore color theory and texture to paint realistic soft fur. Beginner through advanced artists will learn through teacher demo and hands on instruction. Don’t miss this opportunity to capture your pet’s charm and personality. Suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week prior. 5 SESSIONS

Thurs, Apr 4-May 2, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee & Code: $169, XARTF 206


Acrylic Painting

Arlene Smelson, instructor

Whether you are a beginner or haven’t painted recently, explore the magic of acrylic in a relaxed setting. Construct a painting by learning to develop an interesting composition, to mix colors, to build textures, and develop movement and values in a work of art. Learn a variety of techniques and how to bring out the artist within you. Develop skills and techniques that will allow you to express yourself in any way you can imagine. Suggested materials list will be emailed to students one week prior. 5 SESSIONS

Tues, Apr 30-May 28, 10 am-12:30 pm
Fee & Code: $169, XARTF 195


Introduction To Machine Sewing

Betty McCarty, instructor

Do you have a love of fabric and design for the home and wardrobe? Do you have a sewing machine, or want one, but do not know how to use it? Learn how to operate and understand the parts of a sewing machine. Instructor will guide you through basic techniques to get you started on your first project. A portable sewing machine is required for this class.

Sec 1: Mon, Apr 1, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Mon, Apr 8, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $49, XARTC 139


Portfolio Development

David Dziemian, Brookdale adjunct instructor, professional artist

Develop an art portfolio that will showcase your work. Refine your artistic skills and cultivate your individual creative vision. Class size is limited to allow for individual feedback and instruction. Students are encouraged to use their own supplies, but a suggested supply list will be emailed to students one week prior. Ages 14 and up. 5 SESSIONS

Tues, Apr 30-May 28, 6-8:30 pm
Fee & Code: $169, XARTF 201
See also, Sketch Journaling


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