This course will introduce students to traditional Chinese calligraphy and the beauty of Chinese characters. Students will learn about tools and materials, brush technique, and proper character composition. During this class students will be given the opportunity to express themselves through their pieces. This process helps to relieve the stress and anxiety of everyday life with each pen stroke.
This class teaches basic ceramics skills revolving around throwing pottery using a wheel and hand sculpting. Students will be taken through the intricate pottery making process and learn about the history of ceramic art invented in China two millennia ago.
Making a sand bottle is a very calming form of art. The process uses unique different techniques to fill colored sand into glass bottles of various shapes and sizes.
Artists of all levels can learn acrylic painting techniques and methods. Designed to help students master their brushwork, color-mixing, and observation skills to create works that reflect each students unique artistic abilities.
Beginning with an overview of the history and evolution of oil painting,students will paint their own pieces and in the process learn a variety of techniques such as color-mixing and proper brush strokes as well as push the boundaries of their creative thinking and l artistic expression.
Beginning with the basics of sketching, students will work on strengthening techniques with gypsum geometric figures and still life sketch. This class helps to improve visual memory and to hone the ability to translate what one is seeing into a realistic drawing. Students will be introduced to multiple styles of sketch and receive basic training in utilizing perspective, proportion, and shading.
This style of painting was thought to have originated from the Han Dynasty. It mainly refers to scroll paintings painted on enamel or rice paper using ink and water. The topics painted are typically characters, landscapes, flowers, and birds.
Instructor Fan Yu will take students on a unique journey to capture the sights and images in everyday life that may go unnoticed and unappreciated. They will learn techniques such as controlling light and shadow, manipulating form and color, and editing images. The class will help explore unique artistic judgment and creative expression through capturing a specific a moment.