Fall 2020 Arts Education | Visual Arts

BeyondBlackRock Virtual Classes

VIRTUAL CARTOONING
When: September 18 - October 16, Fridays
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 10+
Cost: $75
Develop and improve drawing and cartooning skills while creating new characters and stories. This fun class introduces students to the amazing world and art of cartooning. Students are introduced to the language of cartooning including telling a story, using frames, dialogue balloons and cartoon text which produces a comic style format. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace in this class which emphasizes storytelling and trying new things.

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Brian Mason
Virtual Cartooning
Teaching Artist Bio

VIRTUAL WATERCOLOR FOR TEENS
When: September 16- October 14, Wednesdays
Time: 5 PM - 6 PM
Ages: 13-18
Cost: $75
This class is designed for teens looking to experience the vibrant, fluid, and beautiful world of watercolor. Students will learn to create works using the basic skills of handling watercolor materials and the elements of design, including line, shape, texture, volume, color and more. Principals of design, including balance, emphasis, proportion, rhythm, and variety will also be discussed. Techniques for handling brushes, paint, and paper will be taught. This class does not include a materials fee. Students will be required to purchase supplies for class including watercolor brushes, a mixing pallet, paints (Cotman or Van Gough student grade or profession paints), and professional watercolor paper. This virtual class is the perfect place for teens to connect and share their love of painting with other young artists of all levels. 

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Brian Mason
Virtual Watercolor for Teens
Teaching Artist Bio

LESSONS IN REALISTIC WATERCOLOR: STILL LIFE
When: October 7 - November 11, Wednesdays
Time: 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Ages: 18+
Cost: $275
In this 6-week workshop, students will paint along with the instructor as he demonstrates his painting process from start to finish. Each prerecorded lesson will include methods and demonstrations that students can practice, followed by a scheduled live meeting via zoom to review, critique and discuss the week's work. Open to all levels, designed for intermediate to advanced. Students will have access to a 60-minute, prerecorded lesson each week accompanied by a synchronous zoom meeting. The class starts at 8 PM where students connect on progress, receive feedback and share their work as a community. Mathew Bird will be available for video conferencing at 7:30 PM for office hours prior to the 8 PM class start time. 

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Matthew Bird
Lessons in Realistic Watercolor: Still Life
Teaching Artist Bio

FOUNDATIONS IN REALISTIC WATERCOLOR
When: September 17 - October 22, Thursdays
Time: 6:30 PM - 9 PM
Ages: 16+
Cost: $228
Have you always enjoyed the appearance of an atmospheric realistic transparent watercolor but wondered how to achieve it? In this course students will learn through a systematic developmental process how to execute a detailed line drawing, transfer it to the watercolor paper, and practice flat washes with round and flat brushes. In addition, students will learn through lecture, discussion and demonstration how to create tints, complimentary colors, and the use of color theory. Students can anticipate utilizing numerous practice sheets to gain mastery of techniques that will enable them to render their representational watercolor painting. Supply list will be provided. Students can anticipate having a 45-60 minute presentation each session. The students will then work independently on the exercises presented while Ms. Littleton offers private instruction to each student for the remainder of the class time to ensure proper technique. Though Ms. Littleton focuses on wildlife painting in her own work, the realistic techniques she teaches are applicable for all subject matter including still life, landscape, figure, portrait and marine painting. Known to deliver serious training in a fun atmosphere, join J. M. for this entertaining course.

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J.M. Littleton
Foundations in Realistic Watercolor
Teaching Artist Bio

CARTOONING
When: September 18 - October 16, Fridays
Where: BlackBox Theater
Time: 4 PM - 5 PM
Ages: 10+
Cost: $125
Develop and improve drawing and cartooning skills while creating new characters and stories. This fun class introduces students to the amazing world and art of cartooning. Students are introduced to the language of cartooning including telling a story, using frames, dialogue balloons and cartoon text which produces a comic style format. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace in this class which emphasizes storytelling and trying new things. Students will enter the BlackBox Theater directly from the back parking lot. Students will need to complete a COVID-19 Waiver prior to attending each class.

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Brian Mason
Cartooning
Teaching Artist Bio

DARE TO DRAW - This course is CLOSED.
When: September 14 - October 12, Mondays
Where: BlackBox Theater
Time: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Ages: 7-11
Cost: $100
Students will learn about proportion in order to prepare them for more realistic drawing. We will learn about facial proportions and the human figure. Students will also be introduced to the one- point perspective. Students will enter the BlackBox Theater directly from the back parking lot. Students will need to complete a COVID-19 Waiver prior to attending each class.

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Kelli Harrison
Dare to Draw
Teaching Artist Bio

ART OF THE MASTERS - This course is CLOSED.
When: September 14 - October 12, Mondays
Where: BlackBox Theater
Time: 4 PM - 5 PM
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $100
Learn about famous artists who left their unique mark on the world by studying the work of Alma Thomas, Keith Haring, Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Henri Rousseau, and Alberto Giacometti. Students will use a wide range of materials and learn about the techniques of the masters. Students will also learn how artists use abstraction and their imaginations. Students will enter the BlackBox Theater directly from the back parking lot. Students will need to complete a COVID-19 Waiver prior to attending each class.

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Kelli Harrison
Dare to Draw
Teaching Artist Bio

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