Upcoming Classes in 2021
All classes run twice a year.
All students have the opportunity for a web presence on the SIDP website
Session I-Graphite 10 weeks Wednesdays
September 13-November 15, 2021 1:00 or 7:00pm ET
This course builds drawing skills using graphite. We cover perspective, proportion, rendering textures, scientific conventions, lighting, and transferring drawings. Pen and ink is introduced. Students become comfortable with computer and technical skills for proper scanning, uploading and preparing artwork, as well as video conferencing and creating files. Professional and business practices are introduced. Fee covers all assignments, tutorials, handouts, video conferencing and emailing. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to apply.
Session II-Ink 10 weeks
March 31-June 2, 2021 1:00 or 7:00pm ET Wednesdays
Session II builds on skills learned in Session I. Students become proficient in pen and ink and crowquill. Technique, composition, scratchboard, anatomy, professional practices, final projects, handouts, tutorials, live video conferencing and email are included as above. In all Sessions, we work from live material as much as possible.
Session III-Color and Composition 10 weeks
September 8-November 10, 2021 1:00 or 7:00pm ET
Students explore watercolor and colored pencil and may include digital media. We develop advanced compositions, including info-graphics. Students complete three portfolio pieces and prepare for internships/independent studies, if desired. Professional practices, handouts, tutorials, live video conferencing, email.
Session IV-Internships, Independent Studies