Beverly Arts Center Classes
Classes and workshops taught at the Beverly Arts Center on Chicago's South Side Morgan Park/Beverly Area.
Each five week session was a crash course into life drawing, figure drawing and portraiture.
Some techniques and skills covered in this time frame were:
poses and spacial
"Draw what you see,
Students were inspired by the work of Yehouda Chaki as they explored color mixing and overlapping imagery.
The challenge was to use long brush strokes, mix colors without over mixing, and overlap images.
Many times students do not get a chance to go back and work on paintings multiple times. By having students go back to fill in shapes or add lines and new colors helped create a dense forest landscape.
The class explored the work of artist Yehouda Chaki. His work can be connected to Fauvism, abstract expressionism and landscapes.
2 hour classes
Experimented with foods and spices (paprika, beets, onion, tea, coffee, etc) and created potato stamps
Used deckle and mold
calligraphy, paper marbling, applique
Winter Art Party
Van Gogh inspired gingerbread house
The Zine Machine
Created personal zines and make copies for the public
Students have 4 weeks to create a mask in the Visual Arts Department followed by 4 weeks in the Theatre Department to develop and perform a play based on the masks.