Instructor: Emily Franklin
Date: Coming in August / September
Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Everyone who signs up for this series will receive a handmade sketchbook made by Bari Zaki as their work book!
Limit 6 Students
Description: Have you always wished that you could fill up sketchbooks and notebooks with doodles, sketches, ideas, and drawings but felt like you didn't know how to start? This class will help you overcome the fear of the empty sketchbook!
It is the most valuable tool to explore your creative side. It can feel intimidating to start a new sketchbook with all those blank white pages staring back at you. The focus of this class will be to overcome that fear and develop a drawing practice that is sustainable and fulfilling!
We will be taking a contemporary approach to drawing that pulls heavily from illustration and design techniques...not necessarily on realism but on developing a style that highlights your strengths and interests.
Maybe you have a creative approach to creating texture, or you use unique combinations of colors, or a knack for simplifying forms into geometric elements. This class will help you to identify those strengths, engage in exercises to explore those areas of skill, and pose challenges to push your abilities.
A large variety of drawing tools will be available to experiment with during class. This will allow you to choose the tools that you'll be the most comfortable with, and so that the trip to the art supply store won't seem so overwhelming with the huge variety of supplies available.
This class is ideal for beginners but also a good refresher for those with previous drawing experience.
At the end of each class you will be given a “homework” assignment which we will share and discuss as a group the following week. This approach mirrors the critique process used to discuss work in an art school setting but will be much more relaxed and flexible. The assignments will encourage the you to explore new styles and subject matter which can then be potentially incorporated in a long term drawing practice. Sharing successes and mistakes with the whole class will provide valuable feedback and help the student gain direction and perspective.
Materials are included!
If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me:
773-294-7766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes are held at
Bari Zaki Studio
3858 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
PS: You might be charged sales-tax though paypal. And if so we will send you a refund for that portion within 24 hours of registering. Thank you for your patience with this matter!
If for any reason a class is cancelled, students will be contacted and refunded the full class fee. Cancellations made at least 14 days in advance of the class are eligible for a refund.