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Drawing ~ Day

Drawing for Beginning & Continuing Students - Day
It’s back to basics in this drawing class that is meant for the inexperienced and experienced alike. Whether you are a veteran artist or someone interested in pursuing the visual arts, drawing is a discipline that can be learned through practice and with specific techniques. All of the fundamentals will be covered, from contour through composition. Students will start with charcoal and may move to the medium of their choice. Students from prior classes are welcome back. Instructor Laura McCormick is a freelance artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. She has been teaching drawing for many years. Weather dates are 11/15 & 1/31.

SUPPLIES for Laura McCormick’s Class: General’s Charcoal Pencils (at least one hard and one soft); drawing pencils (soft); kneaded eraser; bundle of tortillion for blending; drawing paper - loose or in pad (11” x 14”).

7 Sessions $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 111) + $mtls.
Thur., 9/20; 27; 10/4, 11, 25; 11/8 & 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change Note Date change - drop 11/1 and add 11/15.

7 Sessions $ 149 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 111) + $mtls.
Thur., 11/29; 12/6, 13, 20; 1/10, 17 & 24 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change



Drawing ~ Evening

Drawing for Beginners and Beyond
Anyone can learn to draw if they can analyze and understand, in visual terms, what they are looking at. This course will focus on developing the student’s ability to see and acquire strong basic drawing skills. We will see how composition and the overall design of the page is the starting point for a strong work of art and move on to explore spatial relationships. Some class time will be set aside for critiquing student work. Additionally, there is some individual attention to each student’s work to assist the student in pursuing his or her own style and interests. Instructor Michael Serao holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and has been a working painter and photographer for over 35 years. He has been teaching Photography, Photoshop, Art History, and Painting at Ridgefield Continuing Education since 1997, and Design at an area university since 2003.

SUPPLIES for Michael Serao ’s Class: a variety of the student's choice will be welcome, but should include at least the following: 2B pencils, Magic Rub and kneadable eraser, sincgle-edge razor blades, sanding block, soft vine charcoal (box), small chamois cloth, newsprint (24" x 30") amd good quality (18" x 24") drawing pads.

6 Sessions $128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $96) + $mtls.
Mon., 10/15, 22, 29; 11/5, 19 & 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School



Painting ~ Multimedia

Explore the Mediums or Continue with Your Favorite . . .
Trying to decide which medium is for you? This course is the perfect answer. Students will explore charcoal, pastel, watercolor and oil by spending a two hour class on each medium. No experience is necessary. A $20 fee payable to the instructor at the first class covers all materials and supplies needed. After trying each medium, students may continue in the medium of their choice. Returning students are welcome to attend this class to work on any medium, and individual instruction will be given. Instructor Laura McCormick is a freelance artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. She has been teaching drawing for many years. Weather date is 11/19.

6 Sessions $ 128 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 96)
Mon., 9/24; 10/1, 15, 22, 29 & 11/5 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change