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That’s right, our El Segundo Rec Park classes start next week. Ceramics, Comic Illustrations, Art Fundamentals and more!
Here’s a look at 2011′s teaching book and some of the lessons that can be found inside!
We’ve been teaching classes in art for quite a few years now. The classes cover a variety of subjects in both beginning and advanced topics. In order to keep things straight and to have a record of the work done with each student and class, I keep a book throughout the year.
The book is sectioned off by student, so that I can keep a personalized record of the topics that we’ve been through as well as strategies for future lessons. The inside cover includes an inspirational quote from writer and activist Rite Mae Brown.
Sometimes lessons happen on stray pieces of paper, so I paste them into the book later. On the left is a quick lesson on Positive and Negative Space. And on the right, a quick acrylic study of Yoda.
Here’s a set of notes on painting strategies, They seem a bit jumbled after the fact, but i’m sure they made more sense at the time!
Some notes on Hatching from a lesson about using ink.
And notes about rendering glass, from a still life lesson with a student. I don’t think we set out to work specifically on how to paint glass, most of these lessons tend to happen on the fly based on what we assess to be the biggest problem while working.
I have a detailed lesson on basic figure drawing, utilizing basic shapes. This lesson set out to advance the topic by including information on gesture, foreshortening, weight and balance, etc…
A lesson on Shading, including a chart to help map and visualize the full range and balance of values, in order to get the most out of a drawing.
Here’s a portion of a lesson on how to make comics, with a description on how to separate the workflow. All of these little portions of discussion went along with a verbal discussion, and a few other pages so they may seem a little disjointed now!
A quick reference for working with foreground, middle-ground and background, as well as roughing in with paint and another lesson on different methods for building forms.
Another shading lesson along with some discussion on how the parts of shading play out on other forms, including The Batman.
Here’s an example of a “Round Robin” comic lesson where all of us start a comic then pass it around to the next student to continue the story. (“I found my student” is one of my favorite comic panels from the whole year!)
and finally, a banana!
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