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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
Y4421E1 Wed 7-9pm Oct 1
Y4421F1 Wed 7-9pm Nov 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.)

Portrait Drawing for Beginners
Learning to draw is easy (We'd like to tell Rembrandt that!). It's merely making marks on paper that represent some visual experience. Learn to make the right marks and how to correct your mistakes. Everyone can draw. Learn everything you have to know to draw a portrait with success.
Instructor: Delphine Lacas
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $155 + $15-20 materials (provided in class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4428F5 Wed 10am-noon Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12

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.)

Intro to Painting--Mixed Arts (6 meetings, $150, Allan Philiba)
This class allows students to pursue the following types of artwork: Acrylic painting, Watercolor, Oil painting and other media. The students work at their own pace and in their own style. They will receive gentle positive professional guidance to achieve a better image...one they’ll be happy with, whether they are beginner or already have some artistic experience.
Instructor: Allan Philiba
Area of Town: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $150
Class #Class Dates
Y4436-61F6 Tues 10am-1pm Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
Y4436-61G6 Wed 12:30-3:30pm Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10
Y4436-61H6 Tues 10am-1pm Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jan 6

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
Y4442E4 Sat 10am-noon Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

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 Soft Pastel
Welcome to the world of soft pastels. Find more depth to the medium than you would imagine. Go beyond simple coloring-and-smudging to learning to control the medium and make it look the way you always wanted it to. Learn about the properties of soft pastels, techniques to use to get certain effects, how to protect your work, and how to get that finished, professional look. You will want to frame your finished 11" x 17" painting to hang on your wall.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $130 + $35 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4505B3 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Oct 4, 11, 18 & 1 Tue 6:30-9:30pm Oct 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 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 + $40 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4509C3 Sat 1-4pm Oct 4, 11, 18 & 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Oct 22

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 Gouache Opaque Watercolor Painting
Gouache is an opaque watercolor that is similar to a high-grade tempera paint. Gouache is a watercolor because it can be reconstituted, unlike acrylic. Learn how to paint in gouache; different techniques and applications, the properties of the medium, and how to best use it to create your painting. Paint an 11" x 14" gouache painting of the subject of your choosing.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $65 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4511C4 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Nov 1, 8, 15, 22

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 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4524-41D4 Sat 1-4pm Nov 1, 8, 15, 22

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, E of Downtown)
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: E of Downtown: Harrisburg Blvd/Roberts St
Price:               $130 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4524-42A4 Sun 2-5pm Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

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, E of Downtown)
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: E of Downtown: Harrisburg Blvd/Roberts St
Price:               $130 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4534-42A4 Sun 2-5pm Nov 2, 9, 16, 23

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 Watercolor, Acrylic or Oil Painting (4 sessions, Greenway Plaza Area)
In this intermediate course, learn how to paint portraits and/or pet portraits in your choice of medium (watercolor, acrylic, or oil). Learn how to mix skin tones, paint facial features, create the texture, and how to bring your portrait to life. Please bring a good, clear, full-frontal-view color photograph of the portrait you want to paint or a clear color photo of the pet (dog, cat, fish, snake, etc.) that you want to paint. Learn techniques on how to paint realistic texture, how to mix your colors so they look natural, and how to add a dramatic light source to your picture. Your finished portrait will be a 16” x 20” canvas, ready to frame when you're finished.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $130 + $30 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4550-41B4 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

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
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 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Y4552A4 Mon 6:30-9:30pm Nov 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
Y4557R1 Wed 9am-12:30pm Oct 8
Y4557S1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Oct 25
Y4557T1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Nov 8
Y4557U1 Wed 9am-12:30pm Nov 19
Y4557V1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Dec 6

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
Y4562I1 Sat 1:30-5pm Oct 25
Y4562J1 Sat 1:30-5pm Nov 8
Y4562K1 Sat 1:30-5pm Dec 6

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
Y4577G4 Wed 6:30-9pm Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

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.)

Wedding Script Calligraphy (Previously titled Copperplate 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:               $66 + $10 supplies
Class #Class Dates
Y4581D2 Wed 6:30-9pm Nov 5, 12
Y4581E1 Sat 9am-4pm Dec 6

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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