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Art Verve Academy

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Drawing the Human Head

Ideal for anyone interested in figure drawing or portraits. Have you ever wanted to draw or paint the human head? It's a complex subject and may seem overwhelming. However, in this class, we will cover the step by step process to help you get started. It’s called the ‘Loomis Method’ and was popularized in the early 50’s by the marvelous illustrator Andrew Loomis.

Dates: Sep. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14 in 2017

Meets: (4) Saturday Afternoons at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration) with Christy Olsen at TPS Building

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Drawing: A Visual Vocabulary

Ideal for any painter with some experience, who would like to receive feedback from an experienced instructor and work independently in a studio setting. 

Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 in 2017

Meets: (4) Sunday Afternoons at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration) with Linda Chappel at TPS Building


Drawing in Charcoal

Explore NEW ways to use Charcoal! ​When it comes to drawing, no other medium is as satisfying as charcoal. ​Expressive marks, rich tones and those velvety blacks make it the perfect tool for accurately recording how light falls on the subject. 

Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15 in 2016 

Meets: (3) Saturday Afternoons at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3-hour duration) with Christy Olsen at TPS Building