Monday, January 12, 2009

Drawing for Young People Class in Tijeras at the East Mountain Library

Starts: January 21, 2009 Ends: April 15, 2009
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Meet in Community Room of the East Mountain Library
Tijeras, New Mexico

A free, fun class for young people (ages 10-14 years).

We will explore the fun of drawing and learn basic drawing skills.
Topics we will cover each week:

1/21/09: Drawing Basics
2/4/09: Color and Composition
2/18/09: Geometric Shapes: Drawing Buildings, Cars, and Robots
3/4/09: Drawing Animals
3/18/09: Drawing Faces
4/1/09: Drawing the Human Figure
4/15/09: Cartooning and Manga

For more information call (505) 281-8508 or 311.
TTY Users Call Relay NM or 711.

East Mountain Library
1 Old Tijeras Rd. in Tijeras, NM 87059

What the class will cover:

1/21/09: Drawing Basics - Shapes, patterns, and textures. Shadow and Light. Learning to draw using your eyes, not your brain. Practice drawing a still life.
2/4/09: Color and Composition - Look at different pictures, what draws your eye? Incorporating a focal point. Eliminate distracting elements. Perspective. Proportionality. Measuring distances. Basic color theory. Practice drawing a landscape.
2/18/09: Geometric Shapes: Drawing Buildings, Cars, and Robots - Using drafting tools (ruler, protractor and compass). Components, shapes, and parts of man-made things. How their function defines their form. Use of legos to model robots. Textures of wood, metal, stone, brick, glass. Practice drawing buildings, cars, or robots.
3/4/09: Drawing Animals - Practice drawing living animals; for example, wild-life, pets, etc.
3/18/09: Drawing Faces - Proportionality. Basic components of the face. Facial expressions. Use of shadow and light to acheive 3-D affect. Practice drawing the human face.
4/1/09: Drawing the Human Figure - Basic shapes which make up the body. Proportionality. Textures of clothes and hair. Practice drawing the human body.
4/15/09: Cartooning and Manga - How-to make a cartoon figure. Basic instruction in Manga (Japanese-style cartoon figures). Create a cartoon figure from real life or make-believe.
Materials for each class will be provided. However, if you want to take home your personal drawing tools, I will have the following drawing kit available for $5.00:

General's Sketchmate Drawing Set Plus 10 sheets of Drawing Paper

This complete sketching set is ideal for beginning and experienced artists alike. It offers a set of high-quality products at a low price.
General's Sketchmate Drawing Set contains the following materials:
3 graphite drawing pencils in varying degrees of hardness
2 charcoal pencils in varying degrees of hardness
1 layout Pencil
Sandpaddle sharpener
White eraser
Blending tortillon
Sharpener for fine charcoal and graphite pencils
Pencils are pre-sharpened.
White Sulphite Drawing Paper, 9”x12”, 50 lb. weight, has a medium surface suitable for all pencil, charcoal, pastel, or pen and ink drawing.

Recommended book to accompany the class:
Author: Temple, Kathryn
Title: Drawing: the only drawing book you'll ever need to be the artist you've always wanted to be
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2005.
Library Call No.: 741.2 Temple
ISBN: 1579905870 (hardcover)
Contents: Everyone can draw -- The drawing toolbox -- Open your artist’s eyes -- Line drawing -- Light and shadow -- Proportion and scale -- Perspective -- Drawing faces -- Drawing bodies -- Anything can happen!