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Drawing and Painting - Evening - on Zoom
Would you like to express your creativity? This basic drawing and painting class is open to all levels of expertise. We will cover drawing techniques and basic color theory as well as artistic styles. The goal of this drawing and painting class is for each student to have time to discover their artistic selves in a supportive and relaxed environment. Instructor Frana Baruch is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She had a successful career as a graphic designer and illustrator before becoming a mother and a full time award winning artist. She is active in the Mid Hudson Valley artistic community and teaches in adult education and after school programs as well on Zoom. See SUPPLIES for Frana Baruch's Class below.


6 Sessions $119 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $95)
Tue., 2/9, 16, 23; 3/2, 9 and 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Zoom

6 Sessions $119 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $95)
Tue., 4/20, 27; 5/4, 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Zoom


SUPPLIES for Frana Baruch's Class:

Please bring the items below to the first class. We will talk about additional supplies at the first class.

mixed media pad - 9" by 12"
kneaded eraser
2 sharpened pencils
anything else you want available


Pet and Animal Portraiture
Pet portraits make a wonderful gift and are a popular artistic subject! Students will build their skills in creating a likeness of a pet or other animal, and over 6 weeks will complete two finished pieces (using graphite and ink) as well as a collection of work from warm-ups. This class would be best for students of an intermediate (or higher) level who have a bit of familiarity with basic drawing techniques. See Materials for Rosie Cerrone's Drawing Classes below. Instructor Rosie Cerrone has a degree from Maryland Art Institute and teaches regionally.

6 Sessions $ 119 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 95)
Wed., 2/3, 10, 17, 24; 3/3 and 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon; Zoom


Materials for Rosie Cerrone's Drawing Classes:

Drawing pencils (2H, HB, 2B)
Drawing paper
Erasers
A light box OR tracing paper

Note: If youíre considering a light box, I recommend the Huion L4S LED Light Pad (A3 size). Itís thin, extremely lightweight, and Iíve had mine for almost five years. As someone who does a lot of traditional drawing, itís saved me countless hours.


Drawing - Beginner on Zoom
Learning to draw is a valuable and rewarding process that gives very tangible results! In this class, students will explore graphite drawing and learn to look at the world like an artist in four sessions intended to give confidence and build basic skills in both still life and figure drawing. See Materials for Rosie Cerrone's Drawing Classes below. Instructor Rosie Cerrone has a degree from Maryland Art Institute and teaches regionally.

4 Sessions $ 74 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 59)
Wed., to be scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon; Zoom


Drawing Classes Syllabus:

1. Introduction, discussion of basic materials, and sphere/lighting exercise. Homework will be to build fine motor control by making a value chart and to have an apple on hand to draw for next week.
a. Sphere/lighting: Students will draw and shade a sphere. This will give me a grasp on what skills they may have. It will be accompanied by a basic explanation of shadows and light.

2. Discuss value charts, do apple exercise, mug exercise. Homework will be a simple still life of two small items from around their homes.
a. Apple: Students will draw an apple by drawing a box and outlining the negative space around it to recognize form.
b. Mug: Moving on to a more complex object, students will learn to break things down into simpler shapes and begin to tackle perspective in the ellipsis of the mugís opening.

3. Discuss still life, explain human head proportions, head exercises. Homework will be a self portrait bust.
a. Heads: Students will draw a basic head from the front and in profile, keeping in mind the benchmarks for facial proportion.

4. Discuss self portrait, explanation of figure drawing, gesture exercises.
a. Gestures: Working from figure photos, students will do quick gesture drawings to capture the energy of each pose on a short time limit. The time limit keeps things moving and prevents students from getting too precious with mark making.

Materials for Rosie Cerrone's Drawing Classes:

Drawing pencils (2H, HB, 2B)
Drawing paper
Erasers
A light box OR tracing paper

Note: If youíre considering a light box, I recommend the Huion L4S LED Light Pad (A3 size). Itís thin, extremely lightweight, and Iíve had mine for almost five years. As someone who does a lot of traditional drawing, itís saved me countless hours.


Drawing and Painting Studio Art - Day
An open studio art class for both beginning and continuing students. New students start with drawing basics, from contour through composition, using charcoal pencils. Continuing students work in the medium of their choice and receive individual instruction. Instructor Laura McCormick is a teacher and artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. Her work has won many awards and hangs in private collections all over the world. She delights in cultivating the creative side of her students. Class size limited.

This class will be offered when we are able to resume in person classes. Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to be on a notification list.

SUPPLIES for Laura McCormick's Class:

New Students: 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").

Continuing Students: Please bring your own supplies.


Explore the Mediums (charcoal, pastels, watercolor . . .) 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 acrylic by spending a two hour class on each medium. No experience is necessary. New students pay a $20 fee to the instructor at the first class that covers all materials and supplies. After trying each medium, students may continue in the medium of their choice and bring their own supplies. All students are welcome whether beginning or continuing in the medium of their choice. Instructor Laura McCormick is a teacher and artist specializing in charcoal and pastel portraiture. Her work has won many awards and hangs in private collections all over the world. She delights in cultivating the creative side of her students. Class size limited.

This class will be offered when we are able to resume in person classes. Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to be on a notification list.