DRAWING, PAINTING, AND COMPOSITION
Students choose a book they like to use for ideas.
In the fall semester, they will be learning different techniques from famous illustrators and artists.
Second semester, students will make their own book and create an illustrated version of the book they chose. (Second semester will also have student take-over classes for variety.)
This class is for high school students who have completed Paint Your Way Through Art History.
We will draw inspiration from our favorite books and create an illustrated version of the book using illustration techniques, setting development, map making, character development, design, typography, art journaling, and more! The study of typography is very helpful if you're interested in graphic design. We will also be talking a lot about page layouts, cover designs, and other graphic design topics. I will be using traditional design and illustration techniques such as cut paper, ink, watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, and hand lettering...old school, baby! (Which is a great foundation for a graphic designer!)
Students will need a mixed media art journal and the supplies from Art History.
This class goes well with Classical Conversation's Challenge II, III and IV. (Take this class during Challenge II if you took Art History while you were in Challenge I.)
Students will have a lot of flexibility in this class. I will teach something new each week and suggest a project they can do along with me, or they can choose their own materials and tools and spend as much time as they need on each assignment. We will share our work and ideas and inspire each other with our ideas.
Class meets for an hour and a half 15 weeks each semester:
Thursday 2:00 to 3:30 EASTERN TIME
Thursday 8:30pm to 10:00 EASTERN TIME
NOTE: when we switch to daylight savings time, the class will meet at 7:30pm Eastern Time
ALL CLASSES ARE RECORDED SO YOU CAN WATCH LATER IF YOU MISS A CLASS
If a student misses a class they can watch a recording of the class whenever it's convenient.
Note: tuition is per student. If siblings take the class, they both pay tuition.
Registration Fee: $65 (Non-refundable)
Tuition is $270 per semester
(Late fees apply if tuition is not paid by Jan. 3. $20)
First week of classes: August 22.
Fall Break: the week of October 17
Thanksgiving Break: the week of November 21
Last week of classes: December 12
Deadline to pay for Spring semester: Jan 3
Late fee applies to spring semester after Jan 3
Spring semester begins Jan 9
Spring Break: March 13-18
Most weeks will kick off with meeting an illustrator like these:
We'll learn the imaginative process of illustrators like James Gurney:
We'll pull settings and maps and symbols from the books we've chosen and try different styles, showing motion, incorporating typography, and different points of view: