Art Classes with Charles David Viera

PAINTING on Wednesdays

Session C: Six Wednesdays, January 4 – February 8

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Arboretum, Adult, $140 (materials not included)

 

PAINTING on Fridays

Session C: Six Fridays, January 6 – February 10

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Arboretum, Adult, $140 (materials not included)

 

This session begins with instruction in the basic rules of drawing, which includes

information on contour, value, and composition.  This painting class will be a study and use of oils or acrylic paints.  Working from a variety of subject matter, the instructor will offer information on color theory and the proper use of materials via group and individual critiques. Instruction is catered to the level of your experience; more advanced students will be offered more advanced techniques.  Students should bring only drawing materials to the first class as the instructor will discuss the various materials needed for the rest of the session.  Some six week sessions may require an approximate $5 model fee that will be collected at the first class.   

 

BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

Session C: Six Wednesdays, January 4 – February 8

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Arboretum, Adult, $98 (materials not included)

 

This class offers solid instruction in basic drawing.  Studio projects are complemented with group and individual critiques, slide lectures, and historical references. Elements of contour, value, composition, and perspective are defined as students work from a variety of subject matter.  This class offers patient and individual instruction in a supportive environment.  A great place to begin!  Materials: Please bring to the first class an 18 x 24 inch all-purpose pad, vine charcoal (soft), compressed charcoal (soft) and a hard rubber eraser.

 

 

PORTRAIT DRAWING AND PAINTING

Session C: Six Fridays, January 6 – February 10

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Arboretum, Adult,

$98 (materials not included, plus a one-time $20 model fee collected at first class)

 

The subtleties of contour, value, and color of the human figure have been learning tools and a challenge for artists over the centuries.  In this class, students of all levels will receive basic academic instruction as well as more expressionistic options in dealing with the art of portraiture. Guided by the instructor, students will explore a variety of portrait and figure painting techniques, including creating a likeness, the use of color in representing flesh tones, and understanding elements of anatomy.  Students can work with their favorite medium from figure casts, as well as a variety of portrait models (no nude models). Students should bring drawing materials (pad, pencils, charcoal, eraser) to the first class.  The instructor will discuss various color material options for the remaining class dates.  An approximate $20 model fee will be collected during the first class.

Registration is required download a form from our website at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/pdf/parks/forms/ProgramRegistrationForm.pdf

For more information call the Parks Division at

(908) 782-158.

www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/harbinger.html