Art Lessons

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Fall into art and practice observation while learning the fun-damentals of creating art!

TWO CLASSES OFFERED on Wednesdays! 

Advanced Art – Foundations of Drawing:

Drawing skills create the foundation of all art. In this course, students will gain experience learning how to see –and think- like an artist through time-tested exercises. Lessons will develop the artists eye and hand while exposing students to varied art materials. Ages 11 & up. Enrollment is limited.

Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm
10 weeks $150 materials included
Sept. 13,20,27, Oct. 4,11,18,25, Nov. 1,15, 29

FALL Into Art:
Students will learn to draw what they see through various artists exercises followed by class inspired projects utilizing varied materials and subjects. This course is for the dedicated young artist ages 8 & up. Enrollment is limited.
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
10 weeks: $130 materials included
Sept. 13,20,27, Oct. 4,11,18,25, Nov. 1,15, 29

Does your artist LOVE something? ShawnaLee would love to hear what he/she is interested in!

email: artist@shawnalee.com or call 203 598-0065 for more information or questions.


NEW!  Class at Arts Escape in Southbury!

Let’s Draw (Basic Drawing) ~ new students welcome!

 

Instructor, ShawnaLee Kwashnak
Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26
10 am – 12 noon

This 4 -week basic drawing class is for students that want to refresh their drawing skills or want to learn how to draw more than the proverbial “stick figure.” Learn to draw and exercise your skills! In this class, participants will be exposed to numerous methods and techniques of creating drawings and will gain a working understanding of the process.  Find out how to draw the steam of your hot cocoa (drink some too!), create a lovely Pumpkin still life, and savor the beauty of Fall Apples!  Every class will open with a focused lesson that may be immediately applied to each participants drawings. Brief demonstrative sketches by the instructor will highlight challenges as they arise and each participant will be guided according to his or her ability and level of accomplishment.

Please bring a favorite Hot Chocolate Mug to the first class! (or tea mug ?
The fee for the 4 – week workshop is $125.  Most supplies are included.

REGISTER Through Arts Escape


NEW!  Drawing Your Portrait! @ Arts Escape
Tuesdays October 10, 17, 24 . 4:30-5:30 pm
Learn how to draw a Portrait! In this class Youth participants will gain basic skills in creating a self-portrait. Lessons will cover proportions, measurements, eyes, nose, mouth and hair as well as pencil techniques and tips. Working with mirrors, students will be guided through the portrait process in a caring and calm environment. Brief demonstrative sketches by CSOPA & AE instructor, ShawnaLee Kwashnak, will highlight challenges as they arise and each participant will be guided according to his or her ability and level of accomplishment.  This youth art class is part of the Southbury Portrait Festival through the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists in collaboration with Arts Escape.  

  Feel the Cool and practice observation while learning the fun-damentals of creating art!

TWO CLASSES OFFERED on Wednesdays! 

Feel the Cool:
Students will learn to draw what they see through various artists exercises followed by class inspired projects utilizing varied materials and subjects with a special preference to the stunning beauty that winter has to offer! This course is for the dedicated young artist ages 8 & up. Enrollment is limited.
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm
10 weeks: $130 materials included
December 6,13 Jan 3,10,17,24,31, Feb. 7, 14, 21.

 Advanced Art – Foundations of Drawing:

Drawing skills create the foundation of all art. In this course, students will gain experience learning how to see –and think- like an artist through time-tested exercises. Lessons will develop the artists eye and hand while exposing students to varied art materials. Ages 11 & up. Enrollment is limited.

Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm
10 weeks $150 materials included
December 6,13 Jan 3,10,17,24,31, Feb. 7, 14, 21.


 Spring Into Art:

TWO CLASSES OFFERED on Wednesdays! 

Spring Into Art:

Spring into art through the joy of drawing & painting while utilizing a variety of quality artists materials.  Warm-ups will consist of spring’s ever changing natural bounty of beauty followed by projects inspired by your artist!  Students will be guided through the artistic process according to each individual’s needs & abilities. Classes will begin with a warm-up “quick-sketch” of a still life, and then transition into varied projects including a few seasonal “surprises”.

Enrollment is limited.

Wednesdays from 4:30 – 5:30pm Youth Art Class. March 7,14,28, April 4, May 2,9,16,23,30, June 6…. just minutes from MES/MMS.

Advanced Art ~ Youth class.

Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 ~ March 7,14,28, April 4, May 2,9,16,23,30, June 6..
Drawing skills create the foundation of all art. In this course, students will gain experience learning how to see –and think- like an artist through time-tested exercises. Lessons will develop the artists eye and hand while exposing students to varied art materials. Ages 11 & up. Enrollment is limited.

Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 pm
10 weeks $150 materials included
March 7,14,28, April 6, May 2,9,16,23,30, June 6..


ShawnaLee has been teaching art to students of all ages and abilities for over 26 years and loves to share her joy of art and techniques to aspiring artists!  Getting stuck on a drawing? Need help with anatomy?  Enjoy art and want to improve your portfolio?  Need to unwind after school?  ShawnaLee can help!


NEW! Summer Arts Camp at Arts Escape in Southbury!

Ages 8 & up.

 

A fun and ever-changing exploration of media from drawing, painting and sculpture to nurture and enhance skills of your budding artist while loving the joys of summer!
Please wear art clothes. Materials included. More information TBA soon.

For Class Fee & Registration:
Arts Escape
88 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 586-1474

http://artsescape.org/site/


  The following courses are offered throughout the year based on student interest and availability or by arrangement.    

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Young artists soaking in the natural beauty of the pond on a beautiful day!

SATURDAY MORNING *SUMMER* ARTS workshop ~  Youth Art Course.  Spend your artistic time outdoors “en plein air” (in plain air) as artists have for centuries This Summer, students will gain artistic experience using pencils, pen & ink, watercolors, and washes in addition to artisan quality surprises while learning about their natural world.   Continuing artists benefit from reinforced review of artistic techniques while stretching their artistic minds. Artists will be asked to bring a towel, light jacket, visor, water bottle, & sunscreen.

Stonecrest horse

This is Hershey rendered in Charcoals with a hint of soft pastel.

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Pencil drawing techniques along with guided drawing and demonstrations are frequently offered.

PET PORTRAITS

Learn how to draw your pets!  Pet Portrait artist, ShawnaLee, will guide participants of all abilities and ages through the process of pet portraiture.  Students are asked to bring several photographs of their pet along in addition to media of personal choice.  Lessons on how to lay out your composition will be provided along with ample demonstrations from the early sketch, blocking in tone,  to finishing details of fur, nose, and eyes.

 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  JUNE
Middlebury Congregational Church    End of June or first week after school ends.  M-F   9-12:15A tremendously successful week of half day camp filled with rich experiences in science, recreation, art, music and theater.  Enrollment is limited.  Register through MCC   http://middleburyucc.org/

Inter-generational Art Class

Students of all ages learn to see, draw and paint like an artist.

 Horses, Of Course!To be held  En Plein Air.    Lessons include Horse anatomy & bone structure, Pencil drawing techniques, and learning how to see like an artist.   Emphasis is on positive personal growth.

 GUIDED PAINTING   ShawnaLee would be delighted to guide your group through the painting process.  Want something easy?  Provide your reference photos & ShawnaLee will sketch a canvas for you to paint!

 

ART Lesson Policies:

Art Classes follow the Parks & Rec. policy for attendance, cancellations and scheduling.  If region 15 schools are canceled, art classes will be  canceled as well.  Makeups for weather  or instructor cancellations will be added after the last class or pro-rated to the next session.

All refunds must be requested prior to the Wednesday before the program begins. There are no refunds once a program begins, except for medical reasons. A doctor’s note may be required. All refunds are subject to a $10.00 administrative surcharge unless otherwise stated.

For more information:

ShawnaLee Kwashnak
203 598-0065
artist@shawnalee.com
www.shawnalee.com
Facebook: “Portraits by ShawnaLee”