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Adult Classes

Adult studio classes are tailored to reinforce museum exhibition themes and/or concepts. Filling a niche in the community, studio classes offer a nurturing creative environment and provide a wonderful opportunity to advance your artistic talents. All classes and workshops are at the Jepson Center unless otherwise noted.

 

Beginning Oil Painting

(Materials included)
Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Tuesday, January 17–February 14, 2-5pm
Members $130 / Non-members $155

This class focuses on the fundamental techniques of painting with oil-based paint. Designed for a broad range of painting experience, both beginning and continuing level students will develop skills using color, composition, and creativity. Students will explore techniques from the basic understanding of Color Mixing, “fat over lean”, Grisaille, and Alla Prima.

 

Build an Useless Machine
(Materials included)
Teen to adult
Saturday, January 21, 1-5pm
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Members $100 / Non-members $125

Join us to make your very own useless machine. If you’ve never heard of the most useless machine before, that’s because it is a machine that is always bad tempered and really wants to be left alone. Nothing beats wasting your own time to learn to make one for yourself. The workshop includes all materials and provides a basic introduction in electronics. No experience necessary. To see a useless machine in action, google or YouTube “useless machine”

 

 

Sketch-Booking, Drawing in the Galleries
(Materials included)
Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Wednesday, February 1–March 8, 1-4pm
(no class on February 22)
Members $95 / Non-members $120

Drop-in and sketch from works in the museum. Learn basic drawing skills or expand those you already possess. Students will experience the classical exercise of copying master artists on view at the Telfair academy and Jepson center. Sculpture and paintings throughout the museum inspire drawing in various dry media. All skill levels welcome.

 

Figure Drawing Boot Camp
(Materials included)
Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Friday, February 3, 10:30am-1:30pm
Members $75 / Non-members $95

If you can draw the figure, you can draw anything! This two day intensive figure drawing course is for students who are serious about learning how to draw. Learn tricks and tools with both classical and unusual approaches.

 

Figure Drawing
Adult
Instructor: Blake Bradley
Tuesdays, February 7–March 14, 10:30am-1:30pm
Members $175 / Non-members $200

In this class we’ll be exploring the fundamental approaches to figure drawing, learning briefly about many different tools and processes. Students would be exposed to classic and contemporary methods (the envelope, line of action, block in gesture, scribble gesture, etc.) taking time to play with each and develop a basic understanding of the process. Moving from there, students will choose the process they enjoy the most and do a finished drawing.

 

Going Modern: An Art History Crash Course from 19th Century to Contemporary Art
Adult
Instructor: Cynthia Costa
Monday, February 27–April 4, 1-2pm
Members $130 / Non-members $155

This course introduces the history of art from the 19th century to contemporary Learn about the history, materials, techniques and stylistic evolution that have shaped the art of the last two centuries. This introductory level course is appropriate for all art enthusiasts.

 

Painting Boot Camp
(Materials included)
Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Friday, March 10, 10:30am-1:30pm
Members $75 / Non-members $95

Do you want to learn the basics of oil painting? This class is designed to build foundational skills and expand knowledge of techniques and materials that can be applied to many painting styles and to realist of abstract subjects. Students will learn how to use paint, paint mediums and brushes for outstanding results, color mixing, and how to create the illusion of three dimensional forms.

 

Portrait Drawing & Acrylic Painting
Adult
Instructor: Blake Bradley
Tuesdays, March 21-April 25, 10:30am-1:30pm
Members $175 / Non-members $200

In this beginner to intermediate adult class, students will work from a live model and explore fundamental and advanced drawing skills with an introduction to Acrylic painting, through portraiture. Learn to develop observational abilities through a careful study of proportions as they pertain to the individual nature of the face. Emphasis will be placed on depicting the head through the use of light and shadow, based on a five value system. Students will develop and improve skills necessary to obtain a “likeness” in drawing from life and develop works in Acrylic paint.

 

Mixed Media and Creative Exploration Sketchbooking
(Some materials required)
Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Wednesday, March 22–April 19, 1-4pm
Members $95 / Non-members $120

Sketchbooks are places were ideas of form and content are explored for their potential. In this sketch booking class students will work to explore alternative approaches to creating observational and representational art work . Creative problem solving and research will be integrated into the process as students work to resolve design challenges Based on the elements of design; line, shape, texture, color, form and space. Students will work through a series of sketchbook exercises that explore media and design for it formal content.

 

Plein Air Water Color Landscape Painting
Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Fridays, March 31–April 21, 1-4pm
Members $130 / Non-members $155

In this beginner to intermediate adult class, students will work form observation around Savannah to develop basic water color skills as well as advanced drawing skills. Students will learn composition, values, color mixing and water color techniques. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned painter, you should take a breath of fresh air enjoy you Friday afternoon in the sun and enhance your Plein Air water color painting techniques!

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