To draw is to see. In this course, we will know how our brains process what we see, and how our /hand/arm/shoulder mechanisms work, and how they affect your drawing: stiff or vivid, loose or accurate. Most importantly, you will gain a good daily drawing habit, know how to draw better and faster, after having this advanced drawing skills and techniques training.
Students will learn:
- advanced drawing and sketching skills and techniques
- how to use drawing and sketching tools effectively
- how to improve speed and coordination
- perspective and proportion
- line, form, volume, value, shape, shading...
- and much more!
Time: 3:10-5:10 P.M. ET
Date: Monday - Friday, 7/19-7/23/2021 (week 6)
Grade (2021 Spring): Grade 5 - Grade 8
Class size: 6-8
Prerequisite: at least some drawing experience
Online Course Requirements
Mac, PC, Tablet, or Phone
Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conference
*It is not required to prepare everything in this list; any substitutions are welcome. Yet, a lack of course materials can lead to project failures and instructional difficulties. Teachers may add more materials later (will email enrolled students).
sketching pencils sets
UNC-Chapel Hill, Studio Art | Art Instructor
Calvin attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received a bachelor of arts in Studio Art, with an emphasis in painting and drawing. He typically tries to educated students with at least two different methods of instruction: explaining concepts verbally and showing them what he was talking about visually, but sometimes he tries to switch things up. He believed that It is very important that his students understand the underlying principles behind what they are doing because that helps them much more long-term.
His expectation is that students slowly build a base of knowledge and technique from which to create art and problem solve in his fun and friendly art class. He hopes to see students progress throughout the year and gain the confidence to solve problems and create more independently than when they began.
For Calvin's personal art, he seeks to illustrate the connection between symbolism and the natural world. Much of his artwork uses animals as representations of current political events, ideologies, and issues. His goal is to show the ways in which nature and animals are used as tools for political gain and often separated from any ties to the real natural world.