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MONART DRAWING CLASSES

Want to learn to draw?  Whether you want to learn the basics of drawing or improve existing drawing skills, these are the classes for you!  Instructors will show you new techniques and provide professional quality materials to complete your artwork.  This guided step-by-step method improves visual perception skills by breaking down the subject matter for people of all ages to see and follow along with.  The patented Monart Drawing Method was designed by leading art educator Mona Brookes, author of Drawing With Children and Drawing For Older Teens and Adults. In these monthly workshops students have fun using new media, such as design markers, water color, water color pencil, acrylics, colored pencils, oil and chalk pastels while learning to draw!   Join us and discover the Monart difference!

Theme: OLD MASTERS for 2016-2017

Meets: 2:00-3:00pm, Ages: 1st-5th grade, in an elementary classroom

Tuition each month is $10.00 per person per class (includes all supplies and materials)   

Sept. 15th: MICHELANGELO, 1475-1564 –  Michelangelo was a Renaissance genius. His paintings, sculptures, and architecture will be explored and admired as the children learn about his life and art. We will focus on his architectural forms to create a facade in “marble,” experience what it was like to paint while laying down and getting a little messy! enroll_now_button
Oct. 20th: LEONARDO DA VINCI, 1452-1519Leonardo enjoyed painting, inventing, sculpting and architecture. Leonardo was a Renaissance master known for his famous Mona Lisa. His genius of portraiture was extremely advanced for his era. Join us to draw a funny, pop art version of Mona Lisa.  enroll_now_button
Nov. 17th: REMBRANDT, 1606-1669 – Considered the greatest printmaker and most accomplished etcher of all time. Rembrandt had a special technique of painting highlights and shadow. This special “Rembrandt Lighting” will carry over to each student’s artwork in a Dutch landscape complete with a windmill. Have fun experimenting with scratch art!  enroll_now_button
Dec. 15th: MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE, 1819- 1904  Heade was a prolific American painter known for his salt marsh landscapes, seascapes, and depictions of tropical birds, such as hummingbirds, as well as lotus blossoms & other still life. Students will draw from a live orchid and choose between a hummingbird or blue morpho butterfly.   enroll_now_button
Jan. 19th: BOTTICELLI, 1445-1510   Botticelli created “The Birth of Venus.” We will collage a portrait of the Venus with tissue paper. The Renaissance was a great time for art, the sciences, and innovation of all kinds. Women in the 15th and 16th centuries had the most stunning, opulent hair and dress styles. Add details with gold paint as you draw the long, textured hair in the detail/portrait of Venus.  enroll_now_button

Feb. 16th: RAPHAEL, 1483-1520  Raphael was one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance. His mastery or light and surprising use of color gave his artwork a depth few could replicate. Most of his work features religious scenes including angels and cherubs. We will use Caran d’Ache wax pastels and watercolors to complete a cherub painting.

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Mar. 16th: GIUSEPPE ARCIMBOLDO, 1527- 1593  Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. His portraits are so fantastic that several artists worldwide have used them for three-dimensional sculpture. enroll_now_button

Apr. 20th: ALBRECHT DURER, 1471-1528 – Although Dürer became one of the greatest oil painters of the Northern Renaissance, he is famous for his exquisite watercolors, engravings and woodcut prints. Albrecht Dürer was one of the first artists to view animals as a subject worthy of attention and he demonstrates this across a range of watercolors and prints. If you like printmaking this is the class for you!

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May 18th: PAUL SIGNAC, 1863 -1935 – Signac was a French neo-impressionist painter who helped develop the pointillist style. He sailed around the coasts of Europe, painting the landscapes he encountered. Have fun being a “plein-air” (open air) painter in the gardens at The Art Park!

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