DRAWING

  • THIS CLASS IS FULL AND DOES NOT HAVE ROOM FOR MORE STUDENTS.

  • This is not a free-form creative class.  This is a structured approach to learn a serious, academic-based style, leaning toward realism.  The class is involved, and the students will be expected to focus and work hard.

  • The class is also fun; Mr. Bayens incorporates games to teach difficult fundamentals.

 

  • This class is designed to give students a mastery of drawing realism that can be used to move into any form of painting.  However, no painting will happen in class--the focus is drawing only.

  • Some Art History will be taught; students will discuss famous works of art by the masters.  Occasionally, this artwork includes nudity.   The artistic style and skills are the key points of discussion; students need to be mature enough to handle this.

  • About 1.5 hours of homework per week.   This should be completed by scheduling at least 5 practice sessions, 20 minutes each.  Students will be instructed on how to use this practice time.  Learning drawing is like learning music: the strategies must be incorporated into frequent practice sessions.   

  • Grades will be based on class participation, the frequency of at-home practice, and the effort with which students apply the strategies taught.  Students will not be graded on how creative or talented they are.

  • The students only need a sketch book and several 2B pencils and a kneaded eraser.  The teacher will provide all other materials and handouts.

 

  •  Students earn 1/2 credit for a High School elective course. Parents are responsible for managing the transcript for their student.  The teacher will communicate the end-of-course grade within 2 weeks of the final class date.

CLASS TIME

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

Thursdays

8:30 - 10:00 AM

   $175.00*

*Plus insurance and facilities fee.

See Registration page for details.

CLASS FEE
REQUIRED MATERIALS
  • Sketchbook, size 9x12 inches

  • 2B pencils

  • Kneaded eraser

INSTRUCTOR