ART CLASSES at Forstall Art Center
Figure Drawing Classes with David Baird
The focus of this class will be drawing the human figure. Using a live model, elementary ideas will be introduced and will serve as a foundation for developing more advanced concepts as the course progresses. Lectures and critiques will cover a range of topics, including but not limited to: gesture, structure, anatomy, and light. Each session will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and individual critiques during student work time. Poses will vary from short to long. All skill levels are welcome.
Thursdays, beginning Feb 13, for 6 weeks, 9:30am-12:30pm.
Sorry, this class has filled to capacity.
ONGOING WEEKLY CLASSES
Painterly Impressions with David Nichols
David has been a professional artist since 1986. He is accomplished in the mediums of oil, watercolor and acrylic and even though each has its own attraction, he finds the richness of color and the buttery nature of oils the most alluring. He has exhibited in juried art exhibitions throughout the Southeast and has received numerous awards for his paintings. David's approach to impressionism is to create art that is just that, an impression. His paintings capture the essence of the subject, the way it speaks to him.
Mondays, 9:30- 12:30pm. $140 per month.
Terry Strickland: Contemporary Realism Oil Painting
Convincing illusions in oil paint are only a class away! Award-winning artist Terry Strickland leads you through this “back to basics” class, designed for all skill levels and appropriate for any student searching for the know-how to paint in a realistic manner. Working from a still life, you will explore color theory and paint mixing, while learning the tried & true skills necessary to render three-dimensional forms and capture light with oil paint. Terry is a contemporary figurative painter whose award winning and highly collected work has been featured in The Artist Magazine and the International Artist Magazine. She has previously taught art at Birmingham Museum of Art and Brevard Community College in Florida.
Tuesdays 9:30 - 12:30, $125 per month Instructor site
Barbara Evans: Advanced Oil Painting Class
Barbara has painted and taught professionally for many years. Her work is in a number of galleries across the southeast. Students will receive personal attention and be guided in their own style.
Wednesdays, 9:30am–12:30pm Sorry, this class has filled to capacity.
X's 8 Group: Live Model Figure Drawing
This figure drawing group is open to all serious artists from beginner to advanced. The first Tuesday of each month is costume night and the model is clothed. The remainingTuesdays of each month the models are nude and will rotate between male and female. Everyone is welcome to come to the costume night but no one under the age of 18 may attend on the evenings that the models are nude.
Teacher: Non-instructional Tuesdays, 7pm–9:00pm, $7 per class
CHILDREN'S ART CLASSES
William Canty: Portfolio Development Course
This course is designed to help students who are planning to audition for the Visual Arts program at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. A.S.F.A offers students, grades 7-12, a "unique opportunity to explore the frontiers of their own talents". ASFA visual arts students engage in advanced studio work in painting, sculpture and drawing. This class will help your child developa strong personalized portfolio and give him or her an understanding of art techniques and terms.
Mondays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, $100 per month