Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.

 

Houston's Source For Lifelong Learning Since 1979

2-Dimensional Art


Keeping An Artist Journal--An Introduction
If you have the desire to draw, this may be the perfect place to start. Keeping an artist journal can be a fun and relaxing way for novices and experienced artists to record the world. Using different mediums, draw things you see (sleeping pets, travel scenes, trees and plants, people, food, architecture, etc.). All you need is a pencil and paper. Basic drawing exercises will get you past the fear of the white paper.
Instructor: Adine Rotman
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $40 + $2 material fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4421F1 Wed 7-9pm Nov 4

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Figure/Portrait Sketching & Painting
Learn to paint all aspects of the human figure using acrylic paints. Topics include figure and portrait sketching with artist pencils and charcoal. Advance your ability to quickly and correctly sketch the human figure, and then experiment with painting techniques such as shading, mixing colors, forming textures, and interpreting light. Extra practice and focus on a complex subject matter like the human figures is invaluable to your ability to sketch and painting other subject matters.
Instructor: Teresa Lacks
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $120 + $30 material fee
Class #Class Dates
Z4431A4 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain
Have you ever told yourself, "I can't draw?" This class unleashes the creativity you didn't know you had. Through fun drawing exercises, make a fundamental shift from left-brain mode to right-brain mode. Learn to use various materials and techniques. Either indoor or out (weather permitting), draw from nature and explore the environment. NOTE: Bring paper and pencil to the first class; a supply list will be provided for subsequent classes.
Instructor: Jose Figueroa
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $145 + $20 for art supplies
Class #Class Dates
Z4442C4 Sat 10am-noon Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10
Z4442D4 Sat 10am-noon Oct 24, 31, Nov 7, 14

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Beginning Watercolor Painting (4 sessions)
Watercolor is an amazing medium with infinite possibilities. learn painting techniques, texture techniques, layering techniques, masking techniques, lifting techniques, and more. In addition, learn about mixing colors and how colors interact with one another. Your final piece will be an 11" x 14" watercolor of the subject of your choosing. Recommended subjects include (but are not limited to) water, landscapes, still lifes, glass, and light.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $130 + $20 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4506D4 Sat 1-4pm Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Beginning Oil Painting (4 sessions, Greenway Plaza Area)
Complete a 16" x 20" oil painting. Recommended subjects are landscapes, objects, and still lifes. Instructor will provide subjects or you can bring your own pictures to paint from. The instructor will explain the medium, the process, the materials involved and step-by-step techniques. This is a hands-on, no experience needed, class.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $130 + $20 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4524D4 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Oct 3, 10, 17, 24

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Beginning Acrylic Painting (4 sessions, Greenway Plaza Area)
Come prepared to have fun as you learn all about acrylic painting. Create your own 16" x 20" masterpiece using step-by-step techniques demonstrated by the instructor. No experience needed.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $130 + $20 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4531D4 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Intermediate Painting--Special Topics (4 meetings, Greenway Plaza Area)
After learning a little about your medium (watercolor, oil, and/or acrylics), it's time to learn how to paint specific items. In this class, you will learn how to paint skies, clouds, water (both still and moving), vegetation (grass, bushes, trees, etc.), glass, metal, and how to mix flesh tones. Using the techniques you learn, you will create a 16" x 20" painting of your choice of subject.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $130 + $20 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4550A4 Sat 1-4pm Oct 3, 10, 17, 24

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

One-of-a-Kind--Custom Card Making
Get your creative juices working. Wow your friends and family. Produce stunning, one-of-a-kind custom cards for weddings, birthdays, Christmas, new baby, new home or a simple "I love you." Learn more than the basics: pop-ups, and see-through windows are some of the techniques you will learn. The class will also cover rubberstamping, shaping, and envelope lining. Beyond making cards in class, you'll receive resource materials, tips and guides to design beautiful cards.
Instructor: Crystal Sutton
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $30 + $15 for materials
Class #Class Dates
Z4557P1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Sept 19
Z4557Q1 Wed 9am-12:30pm Sept 30
Z4557R1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Oct 17
Z4557S1 Wed 9am-12:30pm Oct 28
Z4557T1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Nov 14
Z4557U1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Dec 5
Z4557V1 Wed 9am-12:30pm Dec 16

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Make Money Becoming a Professional Card Maker
Now that you have created beautiful one-of-a-kind cards (see 4557), sell them. Setting a price for custom cards is often the most difficult part of starting a card making business. Costs, including the cost of getting started, pricing, selling local and online, taking special orders, easy to produce design standards, paper standards, and accurate record keeping highlight what will be discussed. Receive valuable resources, forms, templates and guidelines.
Instructor: Crystal Sutton
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $25 + $10 for materials
Class #Class Dates
Z4562I1 Sat 1-4:30pm Sept 19
Z4562J1 Sat 1-4:30pm Oct 17
Z4562K1 Sat 1-4:30pm Nov 14
Z4562L1 Sat 1-4:30pm Dec 5

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Basic Calligraphy--Italic ($85)
Develop a skill in lettering for elegance, legibility and pleasure. This most versatile of all lettering styles provides the foundation to learn many other alphabets. This class is fun, relaxing and rewarding.
Instructor: Terry Hausner
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $85 + $20 supplies
Class #Class Dates
Z4577F4 Wed 6:30-9pm Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Pointed Pen Calligraphy (Wedding Script Calligraphy)
Advance your calligraphy skills. Copperplate, a calligraphic style popular in England in the 17th and 18th centuries, is one of the most beautiful and elegant styles used today. NOTE: This class is limited to people with a calligraphic background or who have taken the basic italic class.
Instructor: Terry Hausner
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $75 + $10 supplies
Class #Class Dates
Z4582E2 Wed 6:30-9pm Sept 9, 16
Z4582F2 Wed 6:30-9pm Oct 28, Nov 4
Z4582G1 Sat 9am-4pm Dec 5

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

Ink it Yourself: T-Shirt Edition
Learn the basic techniques to the screenprinting process on garments or fabrics while creating a one color design on vinyl. Graphic Icon studio will take you through the steps to create a once color design on vinyl. With the techniques and tips learned, you can create your own image/screens at home, for recreational use. Bring up to 5 items to screen print on (skirts, scarves, bandanas, etc. and 100% cotton only as water based inks are used). See www.graphicicons.org.
Instructor: Angie Infante
Area of Town: Pearland: 288/Broadway
Price:               $65 + $15 material fee (1 t-shirt included, additional shirts available for purchase)
Class #Class Dates
Z4590D1 Sat 1:30-4pm Sept 26
Z4590E1 Sat 1:30-5pm Oct 10

To register, click on the Class Number link above. (For online classes only, go to www.ed2go.com/llu or www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/LLU to register.)

   
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