Tue, May 16|
Fallbrook School of the Arts
Drawing & Painting (ages 12 and up) Day 5 of 9
Dive into a deeper drawing & painting experience using various media focusing on the world of botanicals. Students will: SCULPT with wire, paper, natural fibers, & beads; DRAW with pencil, charcoal, graphite & sumi; and PAINT with watercolor, acrylic, oil, & gouache. Min. of 7 students req'd.
Time & Location
May 16, 8:20 AM – 11:00 AM
Fallbrook School of the Arts, 310 E Alvarado St, Fallbrook, CA 92028, USA
About The Event
Sign-up page is connected to the first class day: April 18. Head to that event on the calendar if you want to sign up late. No new sign-ups after April 25th.
$245 is reimburseable by charter schools!
Join Instructor Ginna Brooks for a nine-week artistic journey in Mundus Botanica or The World of Botanicals.
Over the weeks, students will build on a foundation of the elements of art and principles of design through a variety of
mediums and techniques using natural inspiration as they deepen their love for the arts.
Projects will include drawing techniques such as line, gesture & contour drawing as well as shading and blending
for depth, shadows, form, and space. Students will work with a variety of materials such as charcoal, graphite, and
sumi-e (or sumi). What is sumi-e drawing? The Japanese term “sumi” means black ink, “e” means painting. Subjects are
painted with black ink in gradations ranging from pure black to the lightest shades achievable by dissolving ink in water.
Fascinating, isn’t it?
Students will also be painting with a variety of mediums including watercolor inks, acrylic paint, gouache, oil
pastels and watercolor pencils. All materials and tools are provided, and ample time will be given to each medium so
students can fully immerse themselves as they develop and hone their style. And Ginna will teach how color wheels are
integral when creating correct value for a balanced composition.
Ginna has created a variety of projects including a wire sculpture using organic shapes and an origami-inspired
folded book focusing on Fallbrook’s field botanicals. Students will learn the history of the plants being used and their
botanical makeup as well how to create art using a plants’ composition, texture, shape and patterns. A special focus will
be made for Fallbrook-native plants, so students will have a deepened appreciation for their natural surroundings.
Class days include: Tuesdays, April 18 through June 13.