Art Classes at the San Diego Art Dept
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ART CLASSES ~ WORKSHOPS ~ YOUTH SUMMER ART CAMPS
Classes are open to everyone!

2014 Schedule
August / September / October

Call SDAD at (619) 299-4278 to register or for more information.
Mondays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


WATERCOLOR PAINTING







Discover the subtleties of painting with water and pigment. Instruction with demonstrations of basic techniques and advancements at your own pace. Create still life paintings while learning the principles of design and color theory.


Fee:$180
6 weeks

Brian Shepherd

Mondays

6:00pm-9:00pm

August 25th - October 6th

2014


INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING & PAINTING


This class introduces students to basic drawing and painting skills. The first half of the session focuses on drawing fundamentals that prepare students to transition into painting. Using a still life students learn drawing techniques such as, perspective, negative space, and measuring values. You will learn how to compose and begin a painting, mix colors, use brushes, handle paint, understand terpenoid, color scales and charts.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Kris Finch

Mondays

6:30pm-9:30pm

August 11th - September 22

2014

No class 9/1

Tuesdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


SILK PAINTING

silk

 

Introduction and Continuing Exploration in Silk Painting

In this class you will explore different types of silk, dyes and silk painting techniques. You will learn everything about prepping your silk, salt technique, alcohol technique, resists, steaming, stamping, stenciling and freeing the creative you through the magic of silk. You will also learn how to mount your finished work and you will come away with scarves, paintings and even sculpted silk projects.

Some materials are included in this course.

Fee: $200
6 weeks

Nadja Lancelot

Tuesdays

Advanced 10:30am-1:30pm

Beginner 2:00pm-5:00pm

August 19 - September 23

PAINTING IN OILS

Painting in Oils

Learn to paint in oils using classical realist methods that emphasize tone, composition, color, light, and shadow. Instructor demos and one-on-one instruction.

Check out the you tube video of Kris Finch Demonstration

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Kris
Finch

Tuesdays

6:30 - 9:30 pm


August 12th - September 16

2014

 

Explore new and innovative approaches to collage and painting using
Golden acrylic mediums and pigments with Mixed Media artist Kevin Greeland.

Acrylic Painting with MIXED MEDIA Techniques


 

Discover the creative and technical versatility of acrylic painting. This course emphasizes experimentation using acrylic paints combined with mixed media techniques. Learn the fundamentals of acrylic painting and explore combining collage and painting on canvas or wood panels. We’ll dive into digital media; gel transfers and explore acrylic encaustic. This class covers it all - color, texture, collage, surface design and composition! A thorough discovery of the process of acrylic painting and the use of materials. Personal direction is emphasized, be prepared to paint because that’s what this class is all about. All skill levels welcome.

Fee: 180.00

6 weeks

Kevin Greeland

 

Tuesdays

6:30 - 9:30 pm

 

August 26th - September 30th, 2014

 

Wednesdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date



DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Exploration

lightandshadow


This class covers the fundamentals of exposure, equipment and light for better photography. Over 3 evenings we will be exploring 3 types of photography. This class has something for everyone. Beginners to advanced welcome. Each evening will include ample time for questions and discussions. If you want to take your photo skill to the next level in a fun environment this class is for you.

Fee: 95
3 weeks

Tee Taylor

Wednesdays

6:00-9:00pm

August 13th - August 27th


PRINTMAKING

AaronPrintmaking


Students will learn the medium of linoleum block printing and a monotype technique.

Linocut is a graphic relief printmaking technique in which a block of linoleum is carved by hand in order to produce a matrix that can be used for multiple prints. Students will learn how to prepare and transfer an image onto a block of linoleum, how to carve the block using basic "Speedball" carving tools and how to print their matrix. The final edition of original prints will be produced. Students will learn how to properly ink the block and print by hand using a brayer and a barren, how to sign and number prints, as well as some easy cleanup techniques.

A monotype, often called a painters print, is created when an image is painted onto smooth surface, such as a plexiglass, then transferred onto printmaking paper. The image may consist of a single transfer or a buildup of multiple layers.

Students will also work collaboratively to create an "Exquisite Corpse" print, as well as individually on images that reflect personal themes and aesthetics.

Fee: $200

6 weeks

Aaron Ishaeik

Wednesdays

6:30-9:30pm

September 03

- October 08, 2014


LEARNING TO DRAW THE HUMAN FIGURE

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Drawing the human body is an exploration of shape and form, line and contour, light and dark, presence and absence. Develop an understanding of proportion, composition, and shading. Learn to define the figure through quick gesture drawings and longer poses. Students will work from live, undraped models, male and female. Some drawing experience recommended.

Please register at least 1 week in advance. Price includes model fee.

 

Fee: $200
6 weeks

$40
for drop-in

Bronle Crosby

6:30 - 9:00 pm

September 10 - October 15, 2014

 

Thursdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date

Contemporary Acrylic Painting and Drawing -- Thinking Outside the Box

*New Class*

Over a six week period, students will undertake abstract drawing, and painting exercises as part of confidence-building, and decision-making skills to make interesting, engaging, contemporary paintings. Students will be introduced to contemporary and modern artists, and will be asked to actively respond to famous contemporary artists by making their own individual acrylic paintings. Think with an alternative or abstract approach!

$180

6 weeks

Stephen Morris

6:30-9:30pm

July 17 - August 21

THE ART OF MOSAICS

mosaic


 

Explore the basics of mosaic construction using a variety of materials, new and used. Please bring found objects such as glass, tiles, jewelry, shells, stones, etc. Throughout the course you will create several pieces to decorate your home. Includes materials for initial projects.

 

Fee: $200
6 weeks

Chris Brown

6:00pm - 9:00pm

August 7th - September 11th, 2014

The Joy of Oil Painting

 

Enjoy the beauty of painting with this medium that has been the favorite of painters for over 5 centuries. Learn and practice all about oil painting and the main painting subjects of all times. These 6 sessions are designed for beginning and intermediate students of artistic painting. At the end of the set of sessions you will know about the wide variety of materials and tools available for the artist that paints with oils and will practice the fundamentals of traditional oil painting.

Tuition:

$180

6 weeks

Jose L. Nunez 6:30-9:30pm August 28 - October 2, 2014
Fridays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date

OPEN STUDIO FRIDAYS


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The studio is open during business hours every Friday. Current SDAD students are invited & encouraged to come into the studio on this day to work on their art projects.




 

 

Every Friday

12:00-5:00 pm

 

 


 

Saturdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


Basics in STAINED GLASS Design & Construction

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Learn the craft of stained glass construction. You will learn to design and then build your own unique stained glass piece. This will include how to create a structurally sound design, create patterns, cut glass, assemble using either copper foil or lead came, solder and finish your piece. Learn to bend light to create breathtaking treasures.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Dan Uhler

Saturday

10:30am-1:30pm

July 26 - September 06, 2014

No class August 30

 


DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS

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Gain an understanding of the principles and elements of drawing. You are introduced to the basic techniques and media of drawing. This course focuses on the development of observational skills as you work with line, shape, value, perspective, proportion and composition.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Kris Finch

Saturdays

10:30am-1:30pm

 

 

 

 

August 16th - October 4th, 2014

No Class

8/30 & 9/27


INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED DRAWING

Int Drawing


Drawing is an important tool in the development of a fine artist. A classically trained fine artist will share with you the universal rules of how to draw and develop your own unique style. Students will learn a variety of drawing techniques through individual instruction and class demonstrations.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Kris
Finch

Saturdays

10:30am-1:30pm

October 11th - November 15th, 2014

 

Paper Mache Hand Puppets

This fun 5 week session will teach children many techniques in sculpture, while giving them a fun final product that they can use again and again! Children will learn how to build an armature, use an additive process to create a 3 dimensional object, sew, and paint. This project will primarily use upcycled materials, so the students will also lean ways to be creative and resourceful. (Ages 6-12 are welcome) All materials included.

 


Fee: $125
5 weeks

 

Sheena Rae Dowling



Saturdays

10:30am-12:30pm

 

 

August 23 - September 20, 2014

 

 

Sundays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


GLASS FUSING

 

Learn the basics of glass fusing construction. Explore fusing and slumping glass in the kiln to make both art pieces and functional ware. Create designs by layering sheets of glass, making patterns and using color.

Fee: $225
6 weeks

(Price includes materials for the inital projects & initial firing fees)

Drop in for 1 class: $50 for the day (Call in advance to reserve your space)

Instructor:

Jill Ramsey

Sundays

2:00pm - 5:00pm

August 17 - September 28

(no class 8/31)

Workshops

Please contact SDAD for a Materials List if not included in workshop fee.
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date

 

Oil Painting Techniques

 

Immerse yourself in the wide variety of techniques that oil painting offers. Get to know the tools and options available to the artist that can spark your creativity. You will be able to experiment some of them. Understand the steps involved in different approaches to oil painting and how to avoid technical mistakes. Dare to ask those questions you always had about oil painting. Get to see the wide ocean of possibilities that oil has to offer. At the end of the session you will have done 2 small paintings. All materials included.

Tuition:

$50

Jose L. Nunez

Saturday

2:00 - 5:00

TBD

 

Botanical Pigment

 

Transform and preserve your fresh garden flowers using this method of pigment transfer to 100% cotton. This is a fun and exciting workshop learning to dye fabric. No messy expensive dyes and paints. You will be amazed and delighted at the beautiful watercolor look you can achieve using nature’s paintbox! Some items will be provided. Fee: $50 Peggy Caballero

Sunday

2-5pm

TBD

 

Knit a Scarf

 

Find out why knitting is so much fun. You will create a scarf using the "knit" stitch. You will learn in this workshop how to hold your needles, cast your yarn on & off the needles and knit. All participants will receive hand-outs on knitting techniques covered at this fun workshop. Fee: $45 Rachelle Farber

Sunday

2-5pm

August 24th


PERSONAL WATERCOLOR JOURNAL

greeting card


Individualized watercolor journals will be created in this workshop. Students will learn watercolor techniques including: sketching, drawing, composition skills, brush strokes and color blending. A variety of themes will be explored. Creative people of all levels/ages are welcome! All materials included.

Fee: $50
Dr. Rachelle Farber

Sunday

10:30 am-1:30 pm

August 24th

 

DRAWING & WATERCOLOR

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Explore the possibilities of drawing and watercolor painting! Three hours of inspiration to finish those unfinished paintings or paint a new one with fresh ideas and techniques! This workshop is great for experienced painters looking for assistance.

Fee: $50

Thia Nevius

Saturday

10:30am-1:30pm

 

August 30




SILK SCARF IN A DAY!

silk scarf


Come to this fun workshop and walk away with a beautiful hand painted silk scarf. You will learn how to dye a luscious silk scarf with various techniques including gutta and salt to create a sensuous and lovely 100% silk work of art. All of the materials are included in the cost (includes one scarf). Time permitting you will also have the opportunity to paint more than one scarf or try your hand at a silk tie or eyeglass pouch and other silk items (additional scarves, ties, eyeglass pouches and more are available for purchase at a minimal extra cost).

Fee: $55
Nadja Lancelot

Sunday

10:30am-1:30pm

August 31


GLASS FUSING WORKSHOP

glass

 

Learn the basics of cutting and layering colored glass to create pattern and design. Pieces will be fused and slumped in the kiln to create usable art pieces.

All materials included.

 

Tuition: $65
Jill Ramsey

Sunday

2:00-5:00pm

August 31

 

Trees in Oil Pastel Learn how to apply oil pastel while learning to draw trees. You will learn about layering, mixing and the various types of oil pastel applications. Lastly, we will explore the versatility of oil pastel with collage, odorless mineral spirits, and colored pencil. Photos of various trees will be provided for reference. Fee: $50 Susan Osborn

Sunday

10:30am - 1:30pm

September 14

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