Coming Fall 2023
Thursday, 10:00 – 12:30pm, September 7 – October 5, 2023
5-Week Art Clinic with J. Jordan Bruns
About Just Getting Started: Foundation Drawing Learning to See
Drawing is the foundation of all visual art and in this Art Clinic, we’ll learn to translate our 3D world onto a 2D surface with surprising accuracy. We will explore artist perception, drawing proportions, and using plumblines and intersections to build a composition. So, grab your pencils and join us! You’ll never see the world the same way. Class Level: beginner to intermediate. Please note there is a $10 model fee paid in class.
Schedule of Classes
Class 1) September 7 – Intro, sighting and measuring, plumblines and intersections.
Exercise: Finding the relationships between still life objects
Class 2) September 14 – Sighting and Measuring, objects in space, scale
Exercise: Finding the relationship between still life objects and the table surface using diagonals
Class 3 September 21 –A Line is a Dot that went for a Walk.
Exercise: Draw an environment the “etch a sketch” way. One continuous line that moves though spatial planes regardless of foreground, middle ground, or background.
Class 4) September 28 – Sighting and Measuring, positive and negative spaces
Exercise: Draw objects by only drawing the space around them
Class 5) October 5 – Putting the skills to task
Exercise: Working from the figure, build a drawing using perspective and relationships
“Materials Pass” is an optional fee that rents out all the materials you would need for your Art Clinic class. For this session of “Just Getting Started Art Clinic: Learning to See”, the materials pass is $15. Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette). If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know ASAP. You can always email with any questions.
Pencils 6H, 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
White Plastic Eraser
Extra Large Kneaded Erasers
18×24” Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pad