Studio Mix I
In our core foundation course students work in a variety of media and methods, such as graphite, pastel, acrylics, clay, printmaking, and collage. Explore the elements of art (line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space) and the principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity).
For our youngest artists! An introduction to work in a variety of media and methods. Designed for smaller hands and big imaginations, students will be exposed to drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, clay and more!
Studio Mix II
Drawing, Painting and Clay Building! Students will continue to study the elements of art and the principles of design in creative 2D and 3D projects. Students will delve deeper in learning about art history and different techniques using medias such as graphite, colored pencil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, clay, printmaking, and collage.
Students of all ages have an opportunity to design, build, fire and glaze individual hand-built works in clay. This comprehensive class is for beginner, intermediate and advanced students who will be working on similar projects at different levels that will challenge and foster each one’s artistic freedom.
Portfolio Intensive is designed to assist pre-college students create a comprehensive art portfolio for college admission. At Canvas, students will experience a tailored program in a small group setting that aligns a structured series of art projects along with the student’s individual artistic voice to fulfill the requirements for a college admission portfolio.
Merging art & fashion, aspiring fashion designers are encouraged to explore the creative side of fashion. Study patterns & sewing machine basics while creating a head-to-toe outfit complete with hat, jewelry, top, skirt & embellished shoes… all ready for the runway!
Drawing & Painting
Make two dimensions come alive. Master the elements of art (line, shape, form, color, value, texture, space) and the principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity). Drawing in graphite, colored pencil, charcoal and pastel. Painting in watercolor and acrylic.
Studio Mix III
Studio Mix III is designed for students to continue to develop important artistic techniques and observational skills in fun and creative 2D and 3D projects. Through drawing, painting and sculpture, students will stimulate their imaginations and develop advanced artistic technique.
Advanced Drawing & Painting
In this advanced course, students will master the principles of drawing and painting including line, value, color, texture, space, perspective and composition. Students will experience observational and imaginative illustration by diving into one specific medium at a time in projects ranging from portraiture, figure drawing, still life portraiture, landscapes, architectural and interior landscapes, fantastical and abstraction.
Learn a basic approach to chiaroscuro (light-dark) studio painting in oils. Use classical composition, mix shadow color, mix local color, model form, master edgework, identify and correct common misconceptions of color value. Special focus will be on observational still life and landscape painting using the prismatic palette method.
Channel your inner superhero and comedian. Character development, visual storytelling, comic strip paneling, pencils, inking, and coloring are just some of the skills learned in this exciting class. Students will create original short story comics.