This COVID-19 situation has everyone struggling with strange emotions, challenging days with multiple adults and kids working at home, financial uncertainties, and all kinds of other difficult situations. Making art can be SO therapeutic for adults, teens, and younger children.
While we can't offer our full array of visual art classes online right now, we ARE offering some good ones: Check them out below.
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Over 4 class sessions, students will learn how to design their own anime characters, from drawing the basics of faces and bodies to using a digital program to color their drawings. The instructor will post a new instructional video each week to be completed at the students' own pace and will conduct weekly, live sessions via Zoom to give students a chance to interact with one another, get feedback on their work, and ask questions.
Learn the basics of drawing complicated things with emphasis on storytelling. Students will learn to draw hands, feet, and eyes, people, setting, and machinery, all while learning to tell a story with their art. This is a 4-week class; each week will focus on a different type of "hard stuff" to draw.
About Your Instructor
Svetlana Kurkalova is a Greensboro, NC, artist who graduated from SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. She has experience working in the Adobe Creative Suite package, specializing in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. In both digital and traditional media, her special talent is visual storytelling – from graphic novels, illustration, and graphic design to photography and painting. Cost $40
Want to learn the basics of Photoshop? Need a quick recap on the tools? Eager to learn some cool tips and tricks? This is the course for you! In these classes, we will go over the tools and functions of Adobe Photoshop. We will learn how to manipulate images, create your own logo, and draw your own illustrations (without the use of a tablet). Students will get to learn from a professional storytelling artist, and receive tips and tricks that are used in the field of visual communication.
--This 6-week class is entirely online. --Students will receive a link once weekly to an instructional video to be completed at their own pace. --Once weekly, students will meet for a live feedback/Q&A session with the instructor via Zoom. This time will be determined by the instructor, and students will be notified via email. --This class includes a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud.
About Your Instructor
Svetlana Kurkalova is a Greensboro, NC, artist who graduated from SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design. She has experience working in the Adobe Creative Suite package, specializing in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. In both digital and traditional media, her special talent is visual storytelling – from graphic novels, illustration, and graphic design to photography and painting.
In this fun 45-minute video workshop, one of our favorite teaching artists, Sandra Belz, will guide you step-by-step to create a beautiful, uplifting work of art using basic supplies you already have around the house. You'll learn how to draw a simple springtime tree pattern, select visual patterns and textures from scrap paper materials that "make sense together," apply them firmly in collage technique, and if desired, finish your new artwork with an antique look.
You'll need canvas, canvas board, or a sturdy piece of cardboard; lots of scrap paper, old magazines and calendars, etc.; Mod Podge or Elmer's glue; a paintbrush; and white paint, if you have it.
About Your Instructor
Sandra Belz is an artist and the owner of BohoJouel, a handmade gift business where she creates and sells handmade jewelry and candles, designs fabric and sells finished fabric items, and explores a variety of other crafts. She transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design from Rockingham Community College, where she studied illustration for two years. She has worked with students at Claxton Elementary School in Greensboro, conducting an after-school art program; as well as served as a CVA Summer Camp instructor and led workshops for the CVA.