Classes and Workshops

Class and Workshop Overview

Art classes will be available for adults and young adults in the New Jersey and Philaladelphia area. All skill levels are accepted from beginning students to more advanced with a maximum enrollment of 15 students per class. Smaller classes promote faster learning with more attention given to each student. Students may work in a variety of mediums such as pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, gouache or acrylic paint. Subscribing to my website is encouraged to keep informed of new classes, dates and times as they are added to the calendar.

 

A Basic Approach to Teaching

My approach to teaching is very casual yet structured at the same time. I encourage students to explore various approaches so their individual style can emerge. I am a firm believer in understanding the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Once one grasps the rules of art and design, it can be  even more fun breaking them. I encourage my students to listen to their inner voice during the art creation process, be spontaneous but also know when step by step planning is needed to achieve the results you are seeking. Most importantly, the process of art should be fun, relaxing and creative!

– Mark Collins

 

Class Registration and Information

Once class locations and dates are determined you may register and pay here online by clicking on class and date of a specific class. All major credit cards and personal checks are accepted. You may also register by phone with a major credit card. For additional class information, class availability send email to markcollinsdesigns@gmail.com.

 

Class Location

All classes will soon be posted

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Drawing

Cost: TBD

10 sessions

This 10 week class teaches first time/beginning students the fundamental principles of drawing. Working with pencil and charcoal, students learn to use line, value, shape, and form. Learn to “draw what you see” by developing and understanding how to see as an artist. Learn various drawing techniques, the proper use of various drawing materials and explore using different types of drawing paper. The class works from a variety of still life subjects and photographs.

WINTER 2016

Location and dates to be determined

SPRING 2016

Location and dates to be determined

Drawing & Painting Studio

$195

6 sessions

It is an open studio style where each student gets personal attention working with their own subject and chosen medium. Fine tune your existing drawing or painting skills in this 6 session class as your instructor offers constructive feed back throughout class sessions demonstrating by example and or offering successful approaches in the development of each student's work. Observation skills and compositional development are emphasized as well as the most effective use of student's chosen medium. These studio sessions are for intermediate to advanced artists where each student’s creativity and personal vision are encouraged.

WINTER 2016

SPRING 2016

Location and dates to be determined

Mixed Media: Gouache and Pastels

$90

10 sessions

In this 10-week class, learn to use opaque watercolor (gouache) as an underpainting with bold applications of pastels on top to create paintings loaded with color and vitality! Explore endless color possibilities with this approach to art. The matte finish of the two mediums allows for the perfect union and is challenging to the viewer to discern where the gouache ends and the pastel begins.

WINTER 2016

SPRING 2016

Location and dates to be determined

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