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Classes are open to everyone!

2013 Schedule - October thru December

Call SDAD at 619.299.4278 to register or for more information.
Mondays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date

COLOR! COLOR! COLOR! Fan site Newmark theatre newmarktheatre.com

color

Beginning Level - Drawing in color - soft pastel, oil pastel, colored ink and colored pencil

This class will introduce you to the basics of drawing using colored media. Light & shadow, strokes, textures, composition and mixing color will be covered. Bring the colored media of your choice and learn fun techniques for each media! The instructor will provide individual instruction for all levels. 3 Weeks / 3 hour lessons. Some supplies included.

October 7th Workshop:


Color Pencil Techniques: Students will learn to blend and shade from photographs and living plant leaves.

October 21st Workshop:

Oil Pastel and/or Soft Pastel: Learn the different drawing techniques of these 2 drawing mediums. Students will work on landscapes, trees and sky.

November 4th Workshop:

Colored ink techniques using washes and lines and various pen points. Students will work from photographs and/or still life.

Fee: $95
for all 3 Workshops

or $35/workshop

Susan Osborn

Mondays

10:00am-1:00pm

October 7

October 21

November 4


 

DRAWING & WATERCOLOR


Explore the possibilities of drawing and watercolor painting! If you want to paint realistically, it's appropriate to learn basic drawing techniques. Through exercises and demonstrations we will do both. Students will learn a new appreciation for both mediums and several finished pieces to show for it.

Fee: $120
4 weeks

Thia Nevius

Mondays

2:00pm - 5:00pm

 

October 28th

thru

November 18th




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

October 14th

thru

November 18th


CREATE CONVINCING REALISM


Bronle



Learning to truly see, not just what you expect to see - first step to painting convincing realism. It means beginning to understand proportion, composition, tonal values and color relationships. Basic drawing skills will be a huge help, but any serious beginner is welcome. Seeing differently may open up new doors in your head...nothing more exciting than that! Have fun in this class with acrylics or oils. Subject matter provided for the first class, then its your choice.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

$35
for drop-in
or
$30/class for 3 or more classes


Bronle Crosby

Mondays

2:00-5:00 pm

October 21st

thru

November 25th


INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING & PAINTING


 

Do you want to paint but need better basic drawing skills? Begin with drawing fundamentals - proportion, line, value, and negative space. Transitioning into painting, you will learn how to compose and begin a painting, mix colors, use brushes and handle paint. More advanced projects are given to returning students.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Kris Finch

Mondays

6:30pm-9:30pm

November 4th

thru

December 9th

Tuesdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


SILK PAINTING

silk

 

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
2 Sessions!

10:30 am-1:30 pm
Returning/Advanced Students

2:00 pm-5:00 pm
New/Beginner Students

October 8th

thru

November 12th

1 day class available too!
See workshop schedule below.


ACRYLIC PAINTING / ABSTRACT TECHNIQUES



 

Discover the creative and technical versatility of acrylic painting. This course emphasizes experimentation and abstraction with acrylic techniques as well as composition, color mixing and layering, color harmony, design and brush techniques. It will also include an assignment each night. All levels welcome!

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Ari Kate Ashton

Tuesdays

6:30pm-9:30pm

October 29th

thru

December 3rd

 


ACRYLIC PAINTING OPEN STUDIO




 

 

Designed for the artist who have taken Acrylic Painting I & II and want the opportunity to paint in a group setting.. Students will have the freedom to explore creative projects in a relaxed and fun environment.

 

Fee: $20

per class

Ari Kate Ashton

Tuesdays

5:30pm-8:30pm

October 29th

thru

December 3rd

Wednesdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


PRINTMAKING

AaronPrintmaking


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: $180
6 weeks

Aaron Ishaeik

Wednesdays

6:30-9:30 pm

October 9th

thru

November 13th


NEW CLASS!
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

lightandshadow


Learn fundamental photography skills including exposure, depth of field and composition. Increase your understanding of camera functions. Take control of your photography - allow your images to reflect your artist vision!

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Tee Taylor

Wednesdays

6:30pm - 9:30pm

TBD


PAINTING IN OILS

Painting in Oils


Learn to paint and draw in a collective group setting. Kris will provide you with the important steps to create an oil painting through half hour demos and one-on-one instruction. All levels are welcome. Students will work from a still life and a model.

Check out the you tube video of Kris Finch Demonstration

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Kris
Finch

Wednesdays

6:30pm - 9:30pm

November 6th

thru

December 11th


LEARNING TO DRAW THE HUMAN FIGURE

figure


Learning to draw the human form is an adventure! You will learn to define the posture and mood of each figure pose through quick gesture drawings and longer poses. Students become familiar with proportions and anatomy, but mostly the emphasis is on the intuitive quality of lines and shading techniques that give depth to the form.

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

Fee: $200
6 weeks

Bronle Crosby

Wednesdays

6:30pm - 9:00pm

October 30th

thru

December 11th


Thursdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


DEVELOPING THE ARTIST




This is a continuing class designed to assist and produce emerging artists. Each artist receives feedback on developing their unique visual voice and vocabulary. The class includes guest speakers, brief lectures on developing your art, field trips, demonstrations, exhibitions, marketing ideas and a whole lot of fun.(Pre-requisite Acrylic Painting I & II)

Fee: $150
5 weeks

or

$35/class,
drop-in

Ari Kate Ashton

Thursdays

10:30am–1:30pm

November 14th

thru

December 19th

No Class 11/28


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

October 10th

thru

November 14th


STAINED GLASS

stainedglass


Learn the craft of leaded stained glass composition and creation. You create an original stained glass piece from your own drawings, while learning to pattern, cut glass, assemble, solder and finish your project. Your glass adventure begins here! Tools are for sale in SDAD's store.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

Instructor TBD

Thursdays

6:30pm–9:30pm

TBD

 


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)

Stephen Espitia
and
Bonnie Dull

Thursdays

6:30-9:30pm

October 24th

thru

December 5th
(no class 11/28)

Fridays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date

OPEN STUDIO FRIDAYS


openstudio



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.




 

 

Fridays

12:00-5:00 pm

 

 


 

Saturdays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS

krisF

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

 

 

 

 

November 9th

thru

December 14th


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

January 4th

thru

February 8th


PAINTING & THE CREATIVE PROCESS

cohen


Unlock your creative mind! Learn how to open your creative process through painting. Deron teaches color theory, the elements & principles of design, and how to develop your own personal method for deciding what and how to paint. This class is open to oil or acrylic painters.

Fee: $95
3 weeks

Deron Cohen

Saturdays

2:00pm - 5:00pm

November 16th

thru

November 30th

Sundays
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


MIXED MEDIA PAINTING

mixed media


Learn the fundamentals of combining Collage, Painting and Printmaking on Canvas, Paper and Wood. We’ll even dive into a little digital media and working with encaustics and wax, this class covers it all. Explore color, texture, collage, surface design and composition! In this class we will mix wet and dry media, learn how to combine materials and understand how different materials work alone and together to discover new and dramatic techniques that are hard to accomplish with traditional materials. This workshop will be 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.

Fee: $180
6 weeks

NEW!
Mixed Media
Open Studio
$20/drop in

*prerequisite:
Mixed Media Painting

Kevin Greeland

Sundays
10:30am-1:30 pm

Open Studio
10:00-1:00 pm

November 17th

thru

December 22nd

Youth Classes

PAINTING, SCULPTURE AND BEYOND!

 

Imagine the endless possibilities of creating unique sculptures and painting through combining a variety of recycled and found objects. Learn about constructing sculptures, the principles of 3-D design and the environment, while creating your very own one-of-a-kind mixed media artwork. (Ages 6-12 are welcome) All materials included.

 


Fee: $125
5 weeks

 

Sheena Rae Dowling



Saturdays

11:00am-1:00pm

 

October 26th

thru

November 23rd

Workshops

Please contact SDAD for a Materials List if not included in workshop fee.
Class
Description
Fee
Instructor
Day/Time
Date


NEW WORKSHOP!
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK

photographing




NEW WORKSHOP!

Learn the techniques that will show your work off in its best light. Topics will include: lighting, camera selection, camera settings and trouble shooting specific artwork (shiny, transparent or highly textured pieces). You will see hands on demonstrations and learn what to do with your images after the shoot to prepare them for web, print or reproduction. Bring your camera and a piece of work to discuss your photography needs.


Fee: $45
Tee Taylor

Sunday
2:00-5:00pm

TBD


SOUL COLLAGE

Image


SoulCollage® is a process for creating your own personal deck of cards using imagery, imagination, and intuition. Each card depicts a different aspect of your personality. During this class all participants will learn the elements of SoulCollage® and the process for making cards by intuitively collecting magazine images and then collaging them onto 5 x 8 mat boards. A journaling technique and structured sharing using the phrase “I am one who” will be used to enhance self discovery. A method for reading the cards to answer solution centered questions will be taught. All images and supplies will be provided. No artistic skill or experience necessary.



Fee: $50
Sherry Eberwein

Sunday

10:30am-1:30pm

TBD

SILVER RING WORKSHOP

silverring

Create your own ring from sterling silver! Exploring soldering and textures on sterling to create a unique design. By the end of the workshop you will be leaving SDAD with a ring on your finger! Beginners and beyond welcome.

All materials included.

 

 

Fee: $65

Alexis Archibald

Sunday

2:00-5:00 PM

Date TBD


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: $50 Nadja Lancelot

Sunday

2:00pm-5:00 PM

October 20th


CREATIVE BOX WORKSHOP

box


Students in this workshop will affix materials of interest to paper mache boxes such as beautiful decorative papers, maps, newspapers or recycled calendars. The boxes will also be decorated with various media such as paint, ribbon, brads, knobs and “feet”. You will leave this class with an exquisite box to call your own or to give away as a gift or decorative art piece!

Some materials included.

Fee: $50

Deanna Duckett

Sunday

2:00-5:00pm

October 13th


WATERCOLOR GREETING CARD WORKSHOP

watercolor journal


Individualized watercolor greeting cards 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: $45 Rachelle Farber

Sunday

2:00-5:00 pm

November 17th


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.

 

Fee: $65

Bonnie Dull

Saturday

10:30am-1:30pm

 

October 26th

 


BOTANICAL PIGMENT WORKSHOP


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 Natures Paintbox.Some materials included.          

Fee: $45

Peggy Caballero

Sunday

10:30am-1:30pm

TBD


WOOD COLLAGE WORKSHOP

wood collage


Create an art piece using re-purposed & recycled materials. We'll be collaging, painting, and nailing small objects into a fun 3-dimensional work of art. All materials are included. But, feel free to bring your own bits of ephemera to personalize your wood collage. You will leave this 3-hour workshop with a piece ready to display.

NEW: Living succulents will be incorporated into this next class so students have the option to add some life to their 3-D collage! Cork, plant medium, and succulent plant will be provided. It makes a great wall hanging!

Fee: $50
Cindy Dunlevy

Sunday

2:00pm-5:00pm

TBD


CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Picture


Chinese Calligraphy is both a discipline and an art. It is also an important & respected aspect of East Asian culture. Gain an appreciation for the relationship between brush, paper, ink & inkstone. Learn the correct brushstroke order to create characters that are at once legible, conside, & aesthetically pleasing

All material included.        

Fee: $55

Tara Hu

Sunday

2:00pm - 5:00pm

TBD


BOOKMAKING

bookmaking


In this fun 4 hour workshop, students will learn basic bookmaking skills through demos, discussions, and projects. Learn various book binding techniques focusing on accordion folds and appropriation of other books to create your own artist journal or gift for a friend.

No experience necessary. Some materials included.

Fee: $65

Kevin Greeland

Sunday

10:30am-2:30pm

November 10th


INTRODUCTION TO RELIEF PRINTMAKING: LINOCUT
(2 DAY WORKSHOP)

linocut

 

 

Students will learn how to prepare an image for the linocut and transfer the image onto the block. After that, students will learn how to carve the block using different tools. Then students will learn how to properly ink the block and print an edition of linoleum block prints on an etching press. They will also learn about how to proberly sign and number the prints, as well as how to store and mat them.

 

Fee: $130 for 2 day workshop
Igor Koutsenko

2 days
10:30am-4:30pm

TBD


SHOE REDUX-DECOUPAGE WORKSHOP

shoepic



Create your own wearable “shoe art”, using the decoupage technique. In this workshop you will learn to take an ordinary pair of shoes and make them 100% unique. We will be using old magazines and print material to cover the students’ shoes. We will then coat them with an artist sealer that makes them water resistant, making these shoes perfect for a special occasion, milestone, or keepsake.

All materials included except the shoes- bring a pair with a smooth surface and sturdy sole. If you would like to include any photos*, or special print materials please bring them with you.

(*Do not bring actual photos, scan or print on regular paper so they will adhere properly.)

 

Fee: $50
Andrea Malave

NEW!
4 hour Workshop 11:00am-3:00pm

October 27th


MIXED MEDIA WITH OIL PASTEL WORKSHOP

 

 

This 4 hour workshop really "pushes the envelope" with what you can do with oil pastel and its friends. First, we will make an oil pastel "mixed media sampler" of 15 different combinations using oil pastel with ink, watercolor, soft pastel, acrylic, collage, colored pencil, rubber stamps and charcoal. Then use those effects to make an artwork based on a masterwork by Georgia O'Keeff

 

Fee: $50

Susan Osborn
Sunday

10:00am-2:00pm
November 10th


QUILLING

quilling


NEW WORKSHOP!

Quilling involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs such as flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns. Students will learn 24 different shapes and complete a project during this workshop. All materials included.

 

Fee: $55 Jamie Ulm Sunday

10:30-1:30 PM
November 3rd


ACRYLIC ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

by GOLDEN REPRESENTATIVE
Amy Shawley

golden

 

Come discover new creative possibilities with the most versatile painting option for artists today: acrylic paint! In this two day hands-on workshop, each student will make several sample boards utilizing Golden acrylic color, grounds, and mediums to create both traditional and mixed media images. We will discuss color mixing and encounter new palettes of color to develop your eye, and then experiment with both regular pigments and iridescent colors to achieve washes, glazes, and luscious impasto applications. We will also create exciting textures and surfaces using gels and pastes, and see how they can be used as adhesives for collage. If you are a painter who wants to gain a better understanding of the technical aspects of acrylic systems or are new to painting and desire to explore, this is the class for you!

Students will gain understanding of each of the unique characteristics of pigments and mediums. All Golden acrylics products will be supplied by the instructor, creating a great opportunity to try it all - allowing you to find your personal favorites! Some used brushes and tools will also be supplied, but students are encouraged to bring their own supplies, wear paint clothes, bring note paper for taking notes and a box to transport your projects home in (large enough to accommodate 5-6 projects up to 9 x 12 inches in size).

Each student will also get to take home a small bag of sample paints and a Golden Artist Colors literature packet!

Space is limited to 12 students so don't delay signing up for this rare opportunity to work directly with a Golden Repressentative!

 

Fee: $165
2 day workshop

Amy Shawley
Saturday/Sunday

10:30am-2:30pm

November
2nd and 3rd


YOUTH SUMMER ART CAMPS!

Summer 2013 Schedule

July 8th - August 16th

Weeks 1-4 (Full day camps): Ages 6-12
Weeks 5 & 6 (TEEN Weeks - Partial & Half day camps): Ages 12-17

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SDAD presents six, week-long art workshops where kids can discover and imagine
new ways to try their ideas with art. Each weekly workshop includes two classes per day.

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


WEEK 1: July 8-12th

Fee: $260 / Full Day Camp

 

9:30 am-12:20 pm

 

12:40 pm-3:30 pm

 

culture

 

Draw it All!

Imagine the wonderful possibilities of creating unique drawings and sketching beautiful landscapes or capturing a funny moment. Learn to communicate with pictures as you explore line, shape, form, gesture, shading and value in black and white and color. Use nature, still life and self portraits as the subject matter while you explore the elements and concepts of drawing in this fun class. All materials included in class fee.

Instructor Nichole Fraizer

 

Super Hero Creations!

From costumes and powers, to secret lairs and more, this class is all about creating and drawing your own hero. When I say hero, I don’t necessarily mean a human either; aliens, animals and mythical creatures are all welcome here! After establishing what the student’s hero, or even heroes, is all about, the focus will turn to putting them into context and creating a project that tells their story. This class is intended to promote creativity, and serve as an introduction to illustration and storytelling through art.

Instructor Linley Barba


WEEK 2: July 15-19th

Fee: $260 / Full Day Camp

9:30 am-12:20 pm

12:40 pm-3:30 pm

 

japanese art

 


Culture & Crafts

A week of adventure to different places around the world - a journey through art and story!

During the first part of the day we’ll create mementos as we visit Japan, India, China, Africa and Mexico: Sumi-e Japanese brush paintings, origami menageries, recycled material mandalas, bottle dragons, masks, piñatas and Calaveras (ornate skulls).

Instructor Annie Macpherson

 


Culture & Crafts

During the afternoon portion of Culture & Crafts, students will keep a journal of their discoveries, write short stories, sketch and design artwork. We’ll read folk tales and bring them to life through puppet shows and skits. Teams will work together to create backdrops and props. Finally, let’s celebrate ‘Culture Day’ where everyone is invited to share something from their unique cultural heritage!

Instructor Annie Macpherson


WEEK 3: July 22-26th

Fee: $260 / Full Day Camp

9:30 am-12:20 pm

12:40 pm-3:30 pm

jewelry


Watercolor Painting

Move fast and spontaneously using a variety of watercolor techniques. Find new ways to express your creative imagination with this fun and versatile medium. Explore the world of watercolors! All materials included in class fee. Instructor Thia Nevius

Instructor Nicole Fraizer

Jewelry Design & Creation

Imagine making your own wearable art! We will explore bead stringing and design, polymer clay bead making and get creative with recycled materials.  You will learn how to choose the right proportion, color and texture, and then construct adorable jewelry and accessory pieces with the proper structural integrity. All materials included in class fee.

Instructor Alexis Archibald



WEEK 4: July 29-August 2nd

Fee: $260 / Full Day Camp

9:30 am-12:20 pm

12:40 pm-3:30 PM




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


Bring Your Comics to Life!

Create large scale cardboard characters, develop story lines and bring your characters to life while using a variety of sculpture techniques! All materials included in class fee.

Instructor Alexis Archibald

WEEK 5 (TEEN week): August 5-9th

Fee: $185 / Half Day Camp

12:30 -3:30 pm

 

stop motion




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. Student will work in small groups to create a short film from storyboard to final cut.

Instructor Tee Taylor

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