Leisure Learning Unlimited, Inc.

 

Houston's Source For Lifelong Learning Since 1979

2-Dimensional Art


Scrapjournaling & Creative Bookmaking
Have you ever tried to keep a written journal and failed? Or maybe you were once a scrapbooker and now don't have time. This class will teach you ways to combine written journaling and visual journaling. Learn non-traditional book making skills, use methods of collage you haven't dreamed of, and journaling techniques that will hopefully enable you to look at the blank page and fill it up. We'll use all sorts of recycled items, you'll be able to look at tons of books to get ideas, and leave with a new found idea of how to record your like (or make a gift). Create a book of your own where there are no rules and just plain fun.
Instructor: Molly Quigley
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $49 + $15 for materials
Class #Class Dates
Z4416C1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm May 16
Z4416D1 Sat 1:30-4:30pm Jun 20

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.)

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
Z4421C1 Wed 7-9pm May 6
Z4421D1 Sat 7-9pm Jul 11

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
Z4428B5 Wed 10am-noon Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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 Drawing (6 meetings, $203, Gerry Melot)
Think you can't draw a straight line? Think only "talented" people can draw? Think again! In this dynamic six week course you will be given the basic tools and tricks of the trade that will allow you to see better and draw exactly what you see. Composition, proportion, perspective, shading and much more are covered. Bring a #2 pencil and some 8 1/2 x 11" paper to the first class.
Instructor: Gerry Melot
Area of Town: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $203
Class #Class Dates
Z4435-61C6 Wed 9:30am-12:30pm Apr 22, 29, May 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.)

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
Z4442B4 Sat 10am-noon Jun 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.)

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
Z4506B4 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm May 2, 9, 16, 30

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.)

Beg. Gouache Opaque Watercolor Painting (4 sessions, Greenway Plaza Area)
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:               $130 + $20 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4509B4 Sat 1-4pm May 2, 9, 16, 30

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.)

Beg. Gouache Opaque Watercolor Painting (6 sessions, Meyerland Area)
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: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $155 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4510-61A5 Sun 11am-2pm May 31, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 & 1 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Jul 8

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.)

Introduction to Painting with Colored Pencils (Greenway Plaza Area)
Colored pencil painting offers an amazing richness and depth of color to the world of painting. Colored pencils require no clean up, making them portable and easy to use. This course will explore technique, layering, shape, color, and value. Students will produce color wheels, value scales, technique practice sheets, and a final colored pencil painting. Beginners are welcome.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $130 + $30 materials (includes set of Prismacolors that you keep)
Class #Class Dates
Z4515B4 Sat 9:30am-12:30pm Jun 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.)

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
Z4524C4 Sat 1-4pm Jun 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.)

Beginning Acrylic Painting (6 sessions, Meyerland 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: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $155 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4533-61A5 Sun 2-5pm May 31, Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 & 1 Thurs 6:30-9:30pm Jul 9

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 (6 meetings, Meyerland Area)
After learning a little about your medium (watercolor, oil, and/or acrylics), it's time to learn how to paint specific items. Learn how to paint skies, clouds, water (both still and moving), vegetation (grass, bushes, trees, etc.), glass, metal, and how to mix flesh tones. Create a 16" x 20" painting of your choice of subject.
Instructor: Susan Wingfield
Area of Town: Meyerland: S. Braeswood/Chimney Rock
Price:               $180 + $25 materials (provided at class)
Class #Class Dates
Z4551-61A6 Sun 2-5pm Jul 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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
Z4557G1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Apr 18
Z4557H1 Sat 9am-12:30pm May 16
Z4557I1 Wed 9am-12:30pm May 27
Z4557J1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Jun 13
Z4557K1 Wed 9am-12:30pm Jun 24
Z4557L1 Sat 9am-12:30pm Jul 18
Z4557M1 Wed 9am-12:30pm Jul 29

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
Z4562E1 Sat 1-4:30pm May 16
Z4562F1 Sat 1-4:30pm Jun 13
Z4562G1 Sat 1-4:30pm Jul 18

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
Z4577C4 Wed 6:30-9pm Apr 22, 29, May 6, 13
Z4577D4 Wed 6:30-9pm Jun 17, 24, Jul 1, 8

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 ($75)
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
Z4582C2 Wed 6:30-9pm May 27, Jun 3

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
Z4590A1 Sat 1:30-4pm Apr 25
Z4590B1 Sat 1:30-4pm Jun 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.)

Art Marketing For Artists
You've created your artwork, now take action and create your success. This class is a practical, creative approach to setting up a marketing plan for yourself as a professional artist, without selling your soul. Topics include: artist statements, exhibition opportunities, art resume, and promoting yourself. "It doesn't matter how good you are, if nobody knows you exist!" Get your work out in the world for people to see. Bring your portfolio and marketing materials to share with the class.
Instructor: Donna Durbin
Area of Town:  Greenway Plaza Area: Richmond/Kirby
Price:               $95 + $10 optional workbook
Class #Class Dates
Z4598C2 Sat 9:30-11:30am May 2, 9
Z4598D2 Tues 6:30-8:30pm Jul 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.)

   
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