Classes & Workshops Sept-Nov
Tue 4-5 pm
Sept-Nov 2017Familiar characters from the Sunday Funnies will inspire students as they try out a variety of cartooning styles, always looking for underlying common shapes and proportions. Students can then apply what they've learned to developing their own personal style, or trying out a new style on character they love.
Wed 4-5 pm
Sept-Nov 2017The Japanese word kawaii (rhymes with Hawaii) translates to "cute," in English. Each class begins with some basic practice of how to doodle characters, props, and space-filling decorations and patterns. Then the students will be given the chance to use their own creativity to fill an entire 8x10 inch paper with cute doodles, finally creating their own “Search & find” illustration on 11x17 inch paper.
Wed 5-6:30 pm
Sept-Nov 2017Inspired by "Star v. the Forces of Evil" we learn how to draw Star, Marco, and your very own character in fun and dynamic action poses! Each month, you will choose your favorite action pose to ink, color, scan and print on sticker paper to create your very own decorative sticker for binder or sketchbook covers.
Fri 4-5 pm
Sept-Nov 2017Inspirations will come from student suggestions as we take turns choosing which of our favorite characters to draw. In each class we will be drawing, inking and coloring characters suggested by a student. At the end of the term, we will create a poster with multiple characters on 11x17 inch paper.
Fri 5-6:30 pm
Cats are back, this term featuring Warrior Cats -- tales of the 4 clans. In each class we will be digitally drawing and painting an illustration one of the characters from the Warriors books. At the end of each month, we will create our own Warrior Cat character and print out the illustration.
Watercolor Workshop 1 – Landscapes
Thursday, Sept 14, 4:30-6:30 pmLead Artist Betsy Luntao will show you how to create deep-focus landscapes using a limited palette, washes and glazes. You'll get to practice each technique multiple times. Betsy will also show you how to create your own personal palette. Supported by a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission
Watercolor Workshop 2 — Color Mixing
Thursday, Sept 21, 4:30-6:30 pmLead Artist Santos Ochoa will work with you on color choices, expanding your palette to include both warm and cool colors and letting you experiment with complementary and contrasting color schemes. In this workshop you'll create your own foreground figure to add to a landscape background. Supported by a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission
Watercolor Workshop 3 — Light & Shadow
Thursday, Sept 28, 4:30-6:30 pmLead Artist Martha Sandler will add more colors to our palettes to focus on skin tones. She'll show you how wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet approaches create different shadow & light effects. Again you'll get to try techniques several times to discover how they can create the effects you want. Supported by a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission
Do Your Own Thing
as space permits
The art studio is open for all Teen Impact Center members to use for developing or completing their own projects whenever space is available. Art Studio summer hours are Tues, Wed, Fri from 3:30-6:00. Tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 are specifically set aside for open studio use. All are welcome to use studio materials. When you sign in please indicate what project you are working on and what your goal is for the session. When you sign out, please let us know what progress you made.