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Tuesday Night Art Class Series - Art Techniques & Fundamental Concepts

Date/Time: Tue, 1/9/2018, 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Price Per Seat: $40.00

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         Our Tuesday night Art Classes can be taken as one or sign up for the monthly series.    

                                  January classes will be held, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 & 1/30.  

January's Art Class series will introduce fundamental concepts of drawing and painting to develop technical skills that serve as a foundation for creative exploration. Principles and techniques of composition and design, color theory, mixing and color relationship, and brushwork and mark-making will be introduced in a synthesis of both drawing and painting. The class will include a brief discussion of the concepts and techniques within art history and a contemporary context with specific examples introduced. Students will be encouraged to explore within a structured environment and apply the concepts and techniques to develop a personal style and point of view.

Week 1 (1/9): Composition and Design Dynamics.
This class will introduce the basics of composition and design principles that serve as a foundation from which to build all other drawing and painting techniques and practices.

Week 2 (1/16): Color theory
Learn how to mix color, the basics of color relationships, theory and techniques.

Week 3 (1/23): Brushwork and Mark-marking
Learn the skills of applying materials, whether drawing or painting, the quality of the mark and delivery of the materials conveys the emotional narrative in a work of art. Building upon composition and color, the expressiveness and degree of precision will bring your creations to life and communicate the intention behind the process.

Week 4 (1/30): Bringing it all together
After breaking down the formal elements of drawing and painting, this class will synthesize the principles introduced in a final project. Students will have the opportunity to work from direct observation from a still life or on an independent project in order to articulate a personal style and point of view built upon the formal concepts and ideas.


Fotini Christophillis is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Greenville, SC and currently based in Boston, MA. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University in 2016 and BA in Studio Art and Arts Management from the College of Charleston in 2008. She has exhibited her work at the Redux Contemporary Art Center, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Lambert Gray Gallery in Charleston, SC and at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. Her recent work lies at the intersection of painting, music, and dance, exploring traditional painting and drawing processes with the dynamics of live performance and the moving image.  She also has a background in contemporary dance and studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York City before beginning her training as a visual artist.