Art Classes @ the Somerville Education Cooperative
Instructor: Diana Rice
Venue: the Willoughby and Baltic Studio, 195g Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville.
Life Drawing Class
Sundays, 11-2 P.M., drop in, $15 a session.
This class is suitable for mature artists of all skill levels. Learn about anatomy, gesture, proportion, shading, contraposto, mood, and expression. We will study a combination of short and long poses. Bring in a large pad of paper, pencils, erasers, and or charcoal. Begins Sept. 16th.
Friendly Art Crit
Sundays, 3:00-4:30 P.M. drop in, $10/nonmembers, $6/members.
Come by the gallery and show us the latest piece you’ve been working on. The crit will be moderated for optimal productivity. This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your art from people in the arts community. Share ideas, opinions, and constructive criticism on other artist’s work. Connect with new people in the arts community.
Mondays, beginning Sept. 17, 7-9 P.M. 5 weeks,
This class is designed to give students a solid foundation in the fundamentals of drawing. The skills necessary to render a subject 3-dimensionally will be taught through a variety of exercises, using still life subjects and eventually the human model.
Observational techniques, composition, and different artistic approaches will be explored as students use a variety of mediums to render the subject.
This class is perfect for beginners with little or no experience drawing, and an excellent refresher for the advanced artist who wants to review basic principles or improve his or her skill level.
The Art of the Portrait
Tuesdays beginning Sept.18. 7-9 P.M. 5 sessions.
Students will develop the technical and interpretive tools that will help them render the human face. We will cover technical aspects such as posing the model, lighting, background, proportion, shading, and texture. Interpretive aspects of gesture, mood, color, expression, and abstraction will also be covered.
About the instructor:
Diana Rice is a fine artist specializing in portraiture. Her work is in over thirty private collections worldwide. She studied at the Museum School, Pratt Institute, and at the Massachusetts College of Art.
She taught first grade Saturday art classes in Brooklyn, NY, ran the Drawing Group at Pratt, and taught drawing to incoming freshmen at Mass Art. She has sketched so many people on the T, in parks, and in cafes that there’s a chance that she has a picture of you in one of her bazillion sketchbooks.
You can see her portrait website at www.dianariceart.com, and her academic and professional profile on LinkedIn with recommendations and references.
The Somerville Education Cooperative is committed to providing quality lifelong learning opportunities for both its business and residential adult community members. We are a non-profit cooperative (501c3 status pending) that provides programs that support the community to reach their educational goals, regardless of residence. We provide social, cultural, and vocational programs to adults and children alike, in an endeavor to provide high quality classes at a reasonable cost.
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