Upcoming Classes in 2022 and 2023

All classes run twice a year.

All students have the opportunity for a web presence on the SIDP website

Program and Fee information

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Session I-Foundations in Graphite   Wednesdays 10 weeks 

September 7-November 16, 2022 1:00 or 7:00pm ET

(No classes week of October 16)

January-March 2023 1:00 or 7:00pm ET

   Build your drawing skills using graphite. Learn how to begin and take your work from sketch to an accurate, full-value rendering in a virtual classroom setting. We cover observation, perspective, proportion, rendering textures, scientific conventions, lighting, and transferring drawings. All drawings are from life. Students also become comfortable with computer and technical skills for proper scanning, uploading and preparing artwork, as well as video conferencing and creating files. Students are introduced to pen and ink, and to professional and business practices. Fee covers all assignments, tutorials, handouts, video conferencing and emailing. Beginning and intermediate students are encouraged to apply.

Session II-Pen and Ink     10 weeks 

 January 5-March 9, 2023 1:00 or 7:00pm ET 

March-May, 2023 1:00 or 7:00pm ET 

    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   Mondays 10 weeks

September 12-November 21, 2022 1:00 or 7:00pm ET 

(No classes week of October 16)

March-May, 2023 1:00 or 7:00pm ET 

   Bring your drawings to life in color! Students learn color theory, explore watercolor, colored pencil on paper, board, film, toned paper, and are invited to include digital media. This class helps students develop advanced compositions and info-graphics. Students complete three portfolio pieces and prepare for internships/independent studies, if desired. Professional practices, handouts, tutorials, live video conferencing and email are included. Open to students having completed Sessions I and II, or by permission.

Session IV-Internships, Independent Studies

 January-December, on-going. Flexible meeting times

   Internship or independent study. Students in this Session have completed Sessions I-III. The Program helps students with these studies and acts as a mentor and sounding board. Students learn to write contracts and work in real life settings. At the end of their internship or independent study, students are rewarded a certificate of completion.

Mini-workshops and Social Hour

   These mini workshops kept us sketching in last year (Mammals; Birds; Plants; Leaves, Fruits and Vegetables; Beaks and Feet; Tips for Framing Artwork). Stay tuned for possible workshops and social hours in 2022 and 2023

            

Private Sessions and Consultations

   Do you need help preparing for a portfolio review or job application? Would you like a critique of your artwork? Do you need help with a contract? Details and services can be found here.