San Francisco Atelier

Young female student painting

Explorations in Drawing / Painter's Studio

July 23 - August 10
Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tuition:$1350 (Tuition includes all art supplies and lab fees)

Morning Session: Explorations in Drawing

Instructor: Julia Sackett

Explore the rich materials, concepts, and techniques of drawing. Several sessions focus on drawing from a nude model, while others investigate traditional and nontraditional approaches to various subjects, including nature, architecture, and abstraction.

Students develop their ability to see and then translate visual experience into drawing using form, light, space, scale, and proportions to create strong compositions.

Participants interpret their personal visions using pencil, charcoal, pastel, and other media.

Afternoon Session: Painter's Studio

Instructor:  Scott Hewicker

While focusing on creative image making in a variety of painting media, you are encouraged to take risks on your way to artistic discovery.

Covering multiple aspects of the painter's studio, topics range from stretching canvases and preparing surfaces for painting (such as wood and paper) to using nontraditional means to apply paint.

Daily demonstrations of materials and specific application processes help build a vocabulary of techniques while allowing students to experiment and develop a personal painting style.