Introduction to Sketching the Human Form

For new and ongoing students!

Dates: Mondays, July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Ages: Adults
Instructor: Constance Pierce

Limited enrollment ~ Register early! Try something new!

Great introductory class for novices or for beginning artists who need practice in figure sketching! We will start by utilizing art references and then move on to a clothed model for inspiration in exploring basic figure sketching concepts.

The human form will gently emerge through soft charcoal studies and you will also enjoy the excitement and immediacy of quick gestural sketches and other approaches.

Note: Prior figure students may focus on their favorite mediums.

Prices: $135 for YAC members and $150 for non-members.

Supplies and Model: Students share cost of charcoal and model fee. Other supplies available locally. Information emailed upon registration.

Instructor: Constance Pierce has twice exhibited her sketchbooks at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC ) and taught with the Smithsonian Art Studio (DC), Cleveland Art Institute (OH), Penland School (NC) and was a tenured University professor of drawing and painting in New York state. She was also a visiting artist at Millsaps College and a Research Fellow at Yale University Divinity School (CT). She has exhibited in NY, DC, CT, OH, PA, MD, MS, in Europe, and most recently in Japan. Her work can be seen locally at Oxford Treehouse Gallery.

Cancellation Policy: Refund offered if student cancels one week prior to class start. No other refunds are offered.



Digital Photography Intensive: Learn How to Take Better Pictures

Dates: June 24th
Times: 1-5 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Marcus Black

In this workshop, students will explore why they should shoot on manual and learn how a camera uses averages. Students will also learn about aperture, depth of field spot metering, ISO and sensitivity of sensor, shutter speed and using a telephoto lens.

Students will also learn about composition and lighting, framing the subject in the national geographic style, and the how the human eyes sees.

Students will learn through examples and through firsthand experience on a photo-walk with the instructor to apply the skills learned in class. Everyone will try using their cameras on manual and practice composition. Students will also receive exercises to help develop an eye for composition, lighting and framing and using their cameras better on manual.

Supplies: Students will need an SLR camera or a relatively advanced point & shoot (that shoots in manual) as well as something with which to take notes.

Minimum of 5 students required to hold this workshop.

Prices: Members - $60 Non-members $75


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Monday June 26, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Monday June 26, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Monday June 26, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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