~ Spring/ Summer 2021 Offerings ~
Watercolor Painting: LAYERS, EDGES, AND EFFECTS (ONLINE)
Schedule: Saturdays, 1-3 pm (2 hrs)
Session Dates: April 17, 24, May 1
In this online class, students will be introduced to watercolor techniques and practice controlling this notoriously unpredictable medium. We will learn about color mixing, layering and blending as well as hard and soft edges and different strokes and effects to create beautiful illustrations. Along with learning the fundamentals of watercolor painting, students will be introduced to various artists working with this medium including Shin Yin Khor, Gabriel Liston, and Stephanie Law. Students will use reference images and items of choice from their homes environment. Themes to explore will center around personal journaling and memories and can include landscapes, plant/animal life, people and objects.
*If we meet in person, we will practice painting ‘plein air’ outside from observation. This option is dependent upon the COVID-19 situation in April and participant interest. May incur additional fee.
The Comics Lab: Comics & Visual Storytelling
Schedule: Mondays, 4pm – 5pm (EST) *
Session Dates: April 26 – May 31
Students will dive into the process, tools and technique for creating their own comics stories and characters. They will learn how to use different text/image relationships, expression, sound effects, layout and panel structure to bring their stories to life. From writing through sketching to inking, students will follow the unique process of comics to tap into their own creativity and explore new exciting ways to tell stories.
*Note* This class is offered through Dorchester Center for the Arts, in Maryland. So east coast timing for this one. (1pm-2pm PST)
SUMMER CAMPS ARE COMING!
In recent years I’ve been spending more and more of my time as a teaching artist. Working with kids, teens and adults on different ways to tap into their creativity, expand their skill set and tell their own stories. My classes range from comic book illustration, figure drawing, screen printing, mini zines making, murals painting and more. I am passionate about visual language as an empowering means of self expression and am excited to share my experience with students of all ages and backgrounds.