Instructors: Eva Peters-Kooy, Kas Rea
Ages 6 - Adult
Each student works from a reference picture of their choice, either from the wide selection available at the studio or from their own collection. Each new student is given an introductory lesson explaining how to get started on their piece and some of the techniques that will be used. The students then work on their own pieces independently. During the class, the instructor will work with each student individually, going over their piece with them on a one-on-one basis, giving them suggestions, answering questions, and showing techniques appropriate to their piece. The General Art Classes offer instruction in a variety of mediums including pencil, pastel, pencil crayon, acrylic, watercolor and scratchboard.
These one-hour classes are taught online via Zoom. For the first 15-30 minutes of class, students will learn a variety of techniques to help improve their artistic skills. These techniques will be done as a group, with step-by-step guidance from the instructor. For the remainder of the class, students will work on their own pieces of their choosing from a reference image. The instructor spends one-to-one time with each student, providing feedback and advice for the students' artworks.
These 2 hour classes can be taught online via Zoom if my students are interested, but my preference is to teach in the classroom. which I hope to resume in February.
My style of teaching is more workshop than step by step instruction. For example if one of my students is struggling with perspective, form, color, technique in the piece they are working on, it becomes a class lesson.
It will be discussed as a group, with step-by-step guidance from the instructor.
For the remainder of the class, students will work on their own pieces of their choosing. The instructor spends one-to-one time with each student, providing feedback and advice for the students' artworks.