Wildwood Art Adventures is pleased to present a series of small group lessons to promote skills and fundamental concepts. These courses will provide the skills and knowledge necessary for success in Visual Arts. They are suitable for young and old and provide a flexible start dates. For example you could join us at lesson 5 and work through to 8, then complete 1 to 4.
Wildwood Academy Courses
8 Week Lesson Series  $350  – max enrollment 5
Course 001:  Drawing – Fundamental Techniques   Intro
Date: Mondays,  8 weeks – flexible start and stop dates Time: 9 AM – 12 PM Instructor:  Robert Pointer Week 1. Line, variety, expressive and tools Week 2. Using shape as primary images Week 3. Creating form part 1. Pencil Shading exercise, simple still life Week 4. Creating form part 2. Conte Week 5. Textures in various media Week 6. Marker and Wash Week 7. Wet Media Week 8. Composition Concepts- Symmetry, Asymmetry, Pyramid, Triangle , Circle
Course 002:  Drawing – Fundamental Techniques   Advanced
Date: Tuesdays,  8 weeks – flexible start and stop dates Time: 9 AM – 12 PM Instructor:  Robert Pointer 1. Still Life Pencil 2. Still Life Pencil (cont.) 3. Figures and Faces – using accurate shapes and shading – Pencil 4. Figures and Faces – using accurate shapes and shading using Conte 5. Composition & Textures in various media 6. Landscapes – Marker and Wash 7. Interiors – Wet Media 8. Composition Concepts –  Rule of Thirds, Golden Section, Lead Lines, Patterns
Course 004:  Acrylic Painting – Fundamental Concepts and Skills
Date: Wednesdays,  8 weeks – flexible start and stop dates Time: 9 AM – 12 PM Canvas:  stretched canvas or panel – custom sizes available as necessary Instructor:  Robert Pointer 1. Colour Concepts 2. Mixing and Colour Matching 3. Simple Still Life – brush technique 4. Landscapes – Monochrome 5. Colour & Light 6. Landscapes – Atmosphere, Warm & Cool 7. Interiors – Contrasting light 8. Abstract Composition
Course 005:  Acrylic Painting – Advanced Techniques
Date: Thursdays,  8 weeks – flexible start and stop dates Time: 9 AM – 12 PM Canvas:  stretched canvas or panel – custom sizes available as necessary Instructor:  Robert Pointer 1. Colour Concepts Advanced 2. Mixing and Colour Modulation 3. Simple Still Life – Monochrome 4. Landscapes – Les Fauves 5. Mixed Media – collage and painting without a brush 6. Landscapes – fine lines and details 7. Interior with figures – Contrasting light 8. Interior with figures – Contrasting light (continued)
Course 006:  Traditional Painting Techniques
Date: Tuesdays, 8 weeks – flexible start and stop dates Time: 1 PM – 4 PM Canvas:  stretched canvas or panel – custom sizes available as necessary Instructor:  Robert Pointer Description: Students will work to produce a version of an existing Renaissance or Baroque painting.   They will use traditional oil paint methods of coloured ground, under painting, and glazing.  Techniques of taking a drawing to a fully realized painting.
  Course 007:  Traditional Landscape
Date: Wednesdays 8 weeks – flexible start and stop dates Time: 1 PM – 4 PM Canvas: 12 x 16 stretched canvas & others as needed. Instructor:  Robert Pointer Description: exploration of styles and techniques of landscape artists from 1600 to 1850.  Students will paint a variety of images based on Rembrandt, Rubens,  Constable, and Turner following step-by-step instruction.