Evening & Saturday
Spring Studio Classes
Starting in March
Perfect for Teens & Adults
*see special offer at the bottom of this e-mail*
Drawing Figures & Faces
Mondays 3/22, 29, 4/5, 12, 19
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Students will study the human machine and learn how to reduce this seemingly complex form into manageable simple shapes. Learn basic drawing principles and how to apply them to drawing human figures and faces. Proportions, anatomy, facial features, foreshortening and much more will be discussed and demonstrated. Regardless of your level of proficiency, everyone will enjoy this course and walk away a better artist because of it. Beginners will learn how to approach the figure through gestures and basic shapes. More experienced students will learn how to take their figures and push them further with more dynamic poses and greater understanding of anatomy, structure and rendering.
3/23, 30, 4/6, 13, 20, 27
The focus of this class will be to train students in the basic skills of this vibrant medium with particular attention to the use of color, light, shadows and composition. Students may work from either photographs or a still life set up by the instructor. Demonstrations will be given.
Tuesdays 3/23, 30, 4/6, 13, 20, 27
Learn the techniques of painting in oils in a fun, hands-on environment with particular attention to the use of color, light , shadows, composition, brush handling and materials. This course is designed for the beginner or intermediate student who would like to brush up on the basics. Students may work from either a photograph or still life set up by the instructor. Demonstrations will be given.
Realistic Painting in Acrylics
Wednesdays 3/24, 31, 4/7, 14, 21, 28
Working with acrylic paints, beginning students will learn how to set up the palette, mix colors, understand realistic and imaginative uses of color, and get the results of an oil painting without the drying time. Emphasis will be on composition, proper use of materials and value/color relationships. Students may work from either a photograph or still life set up by the instructor.
Thursdays 3/25, 4/1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6:30 - 9:00 pm
This course will explore the technical aspects of photography,allowing students to feel confident using the manual mode in their cameras. Students will learn how to make a photograph tell a story and how to approach a photograph as an artist, making choices about everything such as color, lighting, backgrounds, angles, reflections and more.
Saturdays 3/27, 4/3, 10, 17, 24, 5/1
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Beginning and advanced students alike will come away with a new understanding of how to achieve variety of approaches to the medium of watercolor. Students will be encouraged to explore various techniques from painterly washes to linear dry brush. More experienced watercolor painters will enjoy the freedom to work in their own style at their own pace. Beginners will be taught the basics by working from a still life set up. Layering color, blending large areas, the use of white space to create reflection and highlights will all be covered. Individual critiques will take place during each session.
Per Class Fee
$161 members; $136 guests
Call SAA (908) 234-2345
*Need to miss one class?
Upon registration, let us know which one class you'll be missing and we'll pro-rate you the difference.
Must mention this e-mail to receive discount.
Offer valid through March 26, 2010 only.
For a complete listing of spring studio classes and summer art camps, visit