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
May / June / July

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

July 14th

thru

August 18th,

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

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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


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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.

All skill levels welcome.

Fee: 180.00

6 weeks

Kevin Greeland

 

Tuesdays

6:30 - 9:30 pm

 

July 15th - August 19th, 2014

 

Wednesdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date



DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Exploration

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Cover the fundamentals of exposure, equipment & light for better photography. Over 3 evenings we will be exploring 3 types of photography: 1) natural light for environmental portraiture, 2) a meet-up in Balboa Park to learn about architectural, landscape and macro techniques, 3) meet-up at a photography studio for an intro to artificial light sources. Something for everyone. Beginners to advanced welcome.

Fee: 95
3 weeks

Tee Taylor

Wednesdays

6:00-9:00pm

August 13th - August 27th

 

Color, Design, and Compostion in Acrylics *New Class*

 

In this class you will learn not only the fundamentals of design and composition, but ways to create exciting, bold, and interesting designs with acrylic paints. The class supports your process, from accessing your creative source and gathering ideas, to developing your concepts and visual vocabulary. Emphasis on composition, color, shape, movement and texture. Experimentation is encouraged. Demonstrations, activities and individual attention, as well as group critiques.

Fee: $180

6 weeks

Aaron Ishaeik

6:30 - 9:30 pm

July 9 - August 13, 2014


PRINTMAKING

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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: TBD

6 weeks

Aaron Ishaeik

Wednesdays

6:30-9:30pm

September 24

- October 29


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 and understanding of proportion, composition, and shading. Learn to define the posture through quick gesture drawings and longer poses. Students will work from live, undrapped models.

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

Fee: $200
6 weeks

$35
for drop-in

Bronle Crosby

6:30 - 9:00 pm

July 23 - August 27, 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. The participant should have completed at least 3 paintings at the end of this course. Each student must bring his/her own materials. A list of materials to bring to class will be provided.

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


STAINED GLASS

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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 - September 27th, 2014

No class 8/30


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

July 5th - August 9th, 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 16 - September 13, 2014

 

 

Sundays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date

 

Golden Gels, Mediums & Acrylic Encaustic



Explore new and innovative approaches to collage and painting using Golden acrylic gels, mediums and pigments to create Acrylic Encaustic with Golden Working Artist Kevin Greeland. Everything you need to know to create beautiful transparent and translucent layers that simulate the seductive quality of wax encaustic. The luminous colors and lush surfaces produced with beeswax are easily reproducible with acrylics. Learn to create stunning multidimensional effects with acrylic encaustic in your collage work, mixed media pieces or your paintings. This class is a wonderful way to get your creative mind to think in new ways and unlock your creativity. Personal direction is emphasized. All skill levels welcome, some materials provided by the instructor.

Tuition:

$90

3 week sessions

Kevin Greeland

Sundays

10:30am-1:30pm

July 20 - August 3


GLASS FUSING

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

 

Silver Ring Workshop *2 class times*

 

Led by talented and engaging metalsmith Alexis Archibald, students create their own ring from sterling silver! Exploring metalsmithing techniques such as sizing a ring, soldering, and using hammers and stamping for texture embellishments, students create a unique design. By the end of the workshop, everyone leaves the Art Dept with a ring on their finger! All materials included in cost of class.

Fee: $75

Alexis Archibald

Sunday

10:30-1:30

July 27th, 2014



Explorations with Enkaustikos!

A Creative Encaustic Workshop!
Instructor Leslie Pierce

 

Learn all about this ancient medium which combines beeswax and damar crystals to produce a one-of-a-kind luminous artwork. You will first learn the basics on how to paint with the medium, mix your own colors, and how to fuse between layers. From there, you will learn different techniques on photo transfers, line work, sgraffito, and how to create stunning compositions using the art elements. Plan to go home with up to four small finished paintings! Come jump-start your creative side in this really fun class! Supplies for the class are included.

Tuition:

$135

Most materials and tools included

Leslie Pierce

Sunday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

August 10

2014

 

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 3 small paintings. All materials included.

Tuition:

$50

Jose L. Nunez

Saturday

2:00 - 5:00

August 16, 2014

 

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

August 17

 

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, finish the ones you started, or paint a new one with fresh ideas and techniques!

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 glass fusing construction and create two decorative dishes and a pendant! You will create designs by layering sheets of glass and building shapes & patterns using color.

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


YOUTH SUMMER ART CAMPS!
Summer 2014 Schedule

YOUTH: Weeks 1-5, f
ull & half day camps (ages 6-12)
TEEN: Week 6, half day camps (ages 12-17)

SDAD presents six, week-long art workshops where kids can
discover and imagine new ways to try their ideas with art!

For more information or to register, please call SDAD at 619-299-4278


WEEK 1: July 7-11th, 2014
HALF Day Camps
$150 / half day camp

 

Morning Session
9:30 am-12:20 pm
$150

 

Afternoon Session
12:40 pm-3:30 pm
$150

 

youthwork

 

Story to Drama for Art
Ages 6-8

This is a wonderful class for young children. We’ll read stories and allow them to morph and change with costume parts, props and spontaneous “theatre of the imagination”. We’ll also do some visual art and let it generate story or poetry...fantastic for expression and self discovery! Writing skills aren’t necessary.

Instructor Therese Rossi

 

Secret Summer Journal
Ages 9-12

Your name and a warning on the front...a hidden compartment...no one will ever discover your secrets! This will be your very own collection of writings, paintings, and sketches for the summer time. Watercolor, pencil, magazine & tissue paper collage plus poetry, will be included. Projects will be taught but with plenty of room for personal creativity!

Instructor Therese Rossi



WEEK 2: July 14-18th, 2014
FULL Day Camp

--This class is filled --
full day
Ages 6-12


Monday-Friday
9:30 am-3:30 pm

 

imagination

 

The Art of Imagination

The Art of Imagination week is intended to teach students about a variety of art media and the importance of working out your creative muscles! Students will have the ability to learn what type of work and media they are most comfortable with and might want to pursue. They will work on five projects that stretch their imagination and creativity, making physical art pieces to inspire further productivity worthy of any art gallery. Students will attain skills, learn new things, and make amazing pieces of artwork that they will keep and revisit for life.

Five projects include: Mask Makers, Dream Home, "My Favorite Things" Zine, Collaboration Station and Creative Creature Feature!

Instructor Cody Griffith



WEEK 3: July 21-25th, 2014
FULL Day Camp

--This class is filled --
full day
Ages 6-12


Monday-Friday
9:30 am-3:30 pm

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The Golden Fish Project

The Golden Fish Project - Experience the magic of peace, art and story! This camp is all about experimenting with different types of art, tools, and techniques. We will design, draw, paint, sculpt, write, collaborate and most importantly... have fun! There are 3 simple steps to follow: 1) Form an idea within the imagination 2) Create a concept and plan the design 3) Experience the magic in 3D.

Here is a preview of what we will create: The Golden Fish - watercolor and crayon A Cosmic Turtle - Dot Painting inspired by the Papunya People of Central Australia. Heart Butterfly - Mixed Media Sculpture Under the Sea - Pop-up art and clay figurines Flower Community Sculpture - Inspired by world renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly

About the Instructor: Annie Macpherson is the author of The Golden Fish, a true story about the magic of dreams becoming reality. She is an artist, peace activist, and storyteller. She writes and designs art curriculum and teaches at various schools throughout San Diego County. She has also served as Board Member of Kids for Peace..

Instructor Annie Macpherson




WEEK 4: July 28-August 1st, 2014
FULL Day Camp

--This class is filled --
$260 / full day
Ages 6-12


Morning Session
9:30 am-12:20 pm

Afternoon Session
12:40 pm-3:30 PM


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Watercolor Creations

Students will learn watercolor techniques including: sketching, drawing, composition skills, brush strokes and color blending. A variety of themes will be explored.

Instructor Rachelle Farber


Printmaking Bootcamp

In this class, students will learn all about Monotype printmaking by hand. Using photo reference and the work of Degas, we will explore the additive and subtractive methods of creating a Monotype and combine it with collagraph techniques to build up our plates to pull prints from. Students will be learning a variety of coloring methods with water soluble paints and pastels both directly on the plates and on top of the prints to add extra sparkle to their work.

Instructor Leslie Pierce


WEEK 5: August 4-8th, 2014
FULL Day Camp

---This Class is Filled---
$260 / full day
Ages 6-12


Morning Session
9:30 am-12:20 pm

Afternoon Session
12:40 pm-3:30 PM


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Comic Creations

Explore the process of creating characters and complete a finished comic page, from rough to inks. Learn character design, story boarding, page layout, expression and composition while putting together your very own comic. All materials included in class fee.

Instructor Billy Martinez


 

Expressive 3 Dimential Cartooning!

Learn to create expressive cartoon characters in a variety of action packed poses. We will begin with drawing our characters in different scenes and then turn these into wonderful miniature stage sets. Students will learn a variety of media and will learn fun drawing, collage and sculpture techniques.

Instructor Leslie Pierce

 

TEEN WEEK: Ages 12-17
WEEK 6: August 11-15th, 2014
HALF Day Camps
$150 / session


Morning Session
9:30 am-12:20 pm

Afternoon Session
12:40 pm-3:30 PM


stopmotion


Stop Motion Animation

Learn the art of creating short narratives using the art of stop motion animation. Filming techniques include scanimation, claymation and time lapse motion. Students will work in small groups to create a short film from storyboard to final cut.

Instructor Tee Taylor


Poetry: Spoken Word Poetry
and Visual Art

Writing poetry is as easy and natural as making a grocery list. During this week we'll try out Haiku, list poems, random word bowl poems, and poems inspired by magazine photos. I'll introduce the cool oral tradition of speaking poetry which includes the Beat Poets, gospels songs and jazz. Daily we'll also do watercolor or pastel to accompany your writing.

Instructor Therese Rossi

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