ArtVerveAcademy

Mediums

We offer adult art classes in in a wide range of mediums to sketch, draw, paint or mix media.


Click the bars below to see what mediums are offered for each of the 2D Visual Art categories.

Sketching or sometimes called a "sketch" is quick drawing that captures the main features of a subject but contains little detail. Sketches are usually executed rapidly or freehand without any drawing tools. They are vignettes or not intended to be finished fin art pieces. Both sketching or basic drawing skills will help you develop the ability to manipulate line, shape, value, texture or space, all which are part of the Visual Elements of Design, used to translate any verbal idea or message to an image.

Pencil
Pen & Ink
Watercolor

Over time, the practice of drawing will increase your ability to carefully observe, understand the observation in your mind, translate it and relay that translation to your hand and this will enhance your capacity to solve problems. We offer a wide range of drawing mediums including charcoal, graphite, pen & ink, pastel pencils or monotypes, including the following two dimensional mediums.

Pencil
Graphite
Colored Pencil
Charcoal
Sanguine or Sepia
Pastel
Pastel Pencils
Pen & Ink
Brayer & Ink

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. We offer a wide range of painting mediums including watercolor or gouache (opaque watercolor), oil, encaustics, or pastel, including the following two dimensional mediums.

Oil Painting
Acrylics
Pastel
Watercolor
Opaque Watercolor (Gouache)
Encaustics (Hot Wax)

Art Journaling is commonly applied using drawing tools, painting with a brush, monotypes using print rollers. Other implements can be layered over each other, such as collage, prints or anything else.

Muliple Combinations
Pigments, Dyes or Ink
Acrylic or Ink on Gel Plate

Mixed Media fine art may combine drawing or painting including two dimensional and three dimensional mediums which rise off of the surface creating physical texture or a refief.

Encaustics (Hot Wax)