Live Art Class

Blue Creations offers art classes for everyone from the absolute beginner to the professional artist.  The classes are taught by local artist and designer, Adam Smith. Classes are currently geared towards teenage and adult students of all skill levels who are living near the greater Kitsap county community and who are looking for ongoing study with a professional artist to guide them.

CLASS TYPES

I teach 8 different drawing and painting classes designed for the beginning and intermediate level artists to help them develop their artistic foundation.

SUPPLIES

Students are expected to bring their own art supplies for the class. Recommendations for supplies will be emailed to registered students. If you have questions regarding supplies, where to purchase supplies, or cannot afford certain supplies specified on the list, please contact Adam Smith before purchasing.

CLASS LOCATIONS

Classes are held in rented public spaces as I work towards getting my own studio. Contact Adam if you have questions.


DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS (4 different classes - charcoal, graphite, pencil, ink)

This course focuses on the development of observational skills and drawing techniques, employing a specific drawing medium including charcoal, graphite, pencil, or ink.  Students in this course will develop both technical abilities and creative responses to material and subject matter. No prior experience with drawing is required or expected.

Additionally, students will learn how to critique drawings and receive criticism and advice from fellow students and the instructor.  Learning to articulate artistic concepts and processes using discipline-specific vocabulary is a fundamental part of arts education.  This course will introduce this practice. 

Course Student Learning Outcomes ~ Students successfully completing this course should be able to:

    • Produce finished drawings in a specific medium that synthesize core observational drawing concepts and techniques. 
    • Evaluate and critique drawings and receive criticism from others

PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS (4 different classes - acrylic, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil)

This introductory studio course focuses on the basic techniques and materials of painting, focusing on the development of observational skills using acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and colored pencil.  Topics include basic color theory, materials, development and representational and abstract approaches to subject matter, and strategies for intuitive, individual response to subject matter and materials in directed assignments.  Designed for students with no prior experience with painting. 

Additionally, students will learn how to critique paintings and receive criticism and advice from fellow students and the instructor.  Learning to articulate artistic concepts and processes using discipline-specific vocabulary is a fundamental part of arts education.  This course will introduce this practice. 

Course Student Learning Outcomes ~ Students sucessfully completing this course should be able to:

  • Produce finished paintings that incorporate historical and contemporary approaches to representation, style, material practices, and color theory.
  • Evaluate and critique paintings and receive criticism from others.

UPCOMING CLASSES

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS - PENCIL

(Ages: Middle School, High School, and Adults)

January 14, 2019

3:30 pm - 5 pm

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS - INK PEN

(Ages: Middle School, High School, and Adults)

January 14, 2019

5:30 pm - 7 pm

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS - CHARCOAL

(Ages: Middle School, High School, and Adults)

January 28, 2019

3:30 pm - 5 pm

DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS - GRAPHITE PENCIL

(Ages: Middle School, High School, and Adults)

January 28, 2019

5:30 pm - 7 pm

LOCATION & COST

Towne Square Mall Events Room

1700 Mile Hill Dr.

Port Orchard, WA 98366

$30 per student for 90 minutes, does not include materials.

15 people limit per class to ensure time for individual guidance.

CLASS FLOW

First 5 minutes, get settled and do introductions

Next 30 minutes, live instruction of techniques

Next 5 minutes, transition & instructions on class assignment

Next 30 minutes, I provide individual help as needed while students work

Next 10 minutes, critique

Last 5 minutes, wrap up, and information about upcoming classes