Friday, March 13, 2009

Here are some new classes we are offering next quarter!

Check out some of our new classes/instructors we have next quarter!

#435 - Concept Art/Illustration

Instructor: Alex Ruiz
Thursday, 12pm-3pm

This class will cover the foundations of concept art and illustration in which students will produce finished art that can be presented for use in film, television, and video game production.

#200A/B - Still-Life Painting in Oils A or B

Instructor: Michael Siegel
Friday, 10am-1pm( A) or 10am-4pm (B)

In this class, students will learn to paint the still-life using the chiaroscuro approach of the Dutch and Flemish masters. Particular attention will be paid to light and shadow, as well as the use of value, color, edges and brushsrtroke in creating a painting with a visual concept.

#127 - Clothed Gesture Quick Sketch

Instructor: Mark McDonnell
Sunday, 10am-1pm

Mark McDonnell’s Costumed Gesture Drawing class will help explain how to design and capture the essence of life through the knowledge of gesture drawing, increase observation skills and use basic design principles that will help to fuel the power of your imagination . . . all of which are important and necessary skills to have in the animation, illustration and entertainment industry!

#205A/B - Introduction To Portrait Painting A/ B

Instructor: Van Saro
Saturday, 10am-1pm( A) or 10am-4pm (B)

Intro to Portrait painting is a class that will teach the fundamentals of head painting as well as the fundamentals of color theory and painting techniques. We will start by going over head construction,values and tricks on how to achieve an accurate portrait. We will paint the model with a 3 color pallete, then move to 5 colors, and finally 7. Each week we will discuss color theory and how to mix colors to achieve harmony and realism. This class will deal greatly with one of the biggest problems in painting, which is color mixing. The last 2 weeks of class will be one continuos pose, giving the students 2 sessions (10 hours)to put everything they learned into a finished portrait.

#107A/B - Introduction to Head Drawing A or B

Instructor: Mario Hernandez
Friday, 10am-1pm (A) or 10am-4pm (B)

This course is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the craft of portrait drawing. It will provide each student with the necessary understanding and experience to draw the human head with authority. Each session will consist of a lecture or demonstration that will guide students step by step through the process of drawing from a live model. The traditional elements of life drawing will be emphasized including the structure and planes of the head, the values of light and shadow, edges, portrait composition and drawing techniques. The course will also include exercises and assignments aimed to help students greatly hone their portrait drawing skills.

#255 - Painting the Figure - Long Pose

Instructor: Arpi Azaryan
Sunday, 10am-4pm

This course focuses on painting the figure in the method of the old masters, concentrating on accuracy of proportion and gesture, values, getting the light effect, and bringing the painting to a finish using a limited palette

#104 - Head, Hands, & Feet Structure Drawing

Instructor: Glenn Vilppu
Friday, 1pm-4pm

This couse is an in-depth study of both anatomical structure and development of the surface planes of both the head, hand and feet giving an understanding of fundamental form as the basis of both drawing and painting.(A six week class)

#109 - Figure Quick Sketch

Instructor: Sang Bang
Wednesday, 7pm-10pm

Figure quick sketch does not merely describe contoured images of human form but it must be a manifestation of figure gestures based on proper understanding of human anatomy. Life drawing instructor at Otis College of Art and Design Sang Young Bang will introduce how to simplify human anatomy for figure quick sketches while developing line quality, spontaneity and accuracy.

#420 - How to Draw Caricatures

Instructor: Jim Van Der Keyl
Thursday, 7pm-10pm

This class teaches you how to draw caricatures emphasing an exaggerated likeness through the arrangements of shapes and forms of the face.

#427 - Character Development/Figure Invention (From Atelier Program)

Instructor: Ron Lemen
Tuesday, 7pm-10pm

Learn to invent realistic figures from the imagination, and apply creative design to the silhouette to create an interesting or compelling character design.

#121 - Fundamentals of Figure Drawing

Instructor: Van Saro
Monday, 7pm-10pm

This class will deal with the most important aspects of drawing. We will explore values, effects of light, and the construction of the human form.

#207A/B - Monochromatic Head Painting A/B

Instructor: Douglas Kirk
Monday, 12pm-3pm(A) or 12pm-6pm (B)

This class will emphasize portraiture through painting form, modeled by light, described by tonal value. This class is an introduction to painting human form.

#138A/B - Long Pose Tonal Figure Drawing A/B

Instructor: Ignat Ignatov
Thursday, 12pm-3pm(A) or 12pm-6pm (B)

This class covers the tonal approach to figure drawing and focuses on the subtle transitions in values and edges. One long pose per session.

If you are interested in any of these classes or others that we offer, call 818.708.9232! The new term starts April 13th and we are taking registration now. To view the whole Spring 2009 schedule visit our website

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