Thurs, Aug. 3 – 24, 2023
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Beginner / Intermediate
Taught in English and Spanish
(20% off for members)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Strengthen your drawing skills through a classical approach using a step-by-step method. No experience necessary!
This four-week course is for absolute beginner and intermediate students. It covers all the bases of drawing. Through demonstrations, drawing time, and individual critique, the instructor will focus on the fundamentals of proportion, gesture, abstract shapes, value, and rendering form (shading). The class will discuss the use of different materials and study master drawings to understand their strengths and the techniques and processes employed.
Students will express their sensibility and feelings through drawing, following skills in basic drawing: sketching, proportions, relationship, symmetry, perspective, decomposition of forms in geometric figures, color drawing, etc. and how to use the drawings elements such as line, point, shading, etc. to represent the world around them (Objects, landscape, portraits, architecture, etc.)
After mastering some drawing skills, students can use what they learned, articulate stories, express their inner world through drawing, and develop their representational efforts in the narrative of their images through visual vocabulary.
Drawings will be evaluated constantly during class, and the instructor will suggest exercises and assignments to practice during the week.
Refund & Cancellation Policy: Attendees can request refunds up to 24 hours before class starts. Classes must meet a minimum enrollment number to run.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Pablo Contrisciani earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections from USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting instructor since 1998.
His work has been included in multiple group and solo exhibitions and is a part of many national and international art collections.
Raul has been a South Florida Art Center/now Oolite Arts resident artist between 1990-1993. His experiences as an exhibiting artist in the contemporary art world evolved into the art education field, where he worked for M-DCPS between 2006-2008. Between 2008-2012 taught advanced painting, drawing, and portfolio development workshops both private and at Oolite Arts. Perdomo served as visual arts program director and has worked as an instructor at Miami Arts Charter School Wynwood campus since 2011.
Make sure you bring the materials listed below on the first day of your class:
▪ 5 Graphite Pencils HB, 1B, 2B, 4B, 1H, 2H (one each)
▪ 2 charcoal pencils
▪ 1 eraser
▪ 1 sharpener
▪ 1 Viewfinder with vertical and horizontal divisions
▪ 1 Drawing pad 18” x 24”
▪ 1 small sketchbook 5” x 7”
▪ 1 masking tape
▪ Black artist pens or markers: Superfine point, fine point, medium point & amp brush