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Foundations of Realistic Drawing

Advanced - Ages 12 - Adult

***Now available for AG credit!***

This class is for you if you...

  • ...are serious about wanting to become advanced in your skills to draw with extreme realism

  • ...are a teen of any skill level who wants to master drawing skills or a younger student with a lot of drawing experience 

  • ...have patience to spend several hours on a drawing and can follow directions

  • ...want to draw animals, people, optical illusions, and more!

Who is this NOT for? I would recommend you take one of my other classes instead if you...

  • ...prefer to finish each picture in a short amount of time (If this is you, I'd recommend Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Markers)

  • ...prefer to draw from your imagination (If this is you, I'd recommend Watercolor Painting - Fun and Easy).

  • ...are a beginner under the age of 12 (All of the Fun and Easy classes as well as Watercolor Pencils and Markers are great for kids who are beginners)

 

In the first semester, which can be taken in fall or spring, students will learn to use various tools and strategies to help them increase their realistic drawing skills. 

 

Most of the projects are black-and-white graphite shading. Students will copy detailed artwork by the Old Masters and other subject matter. 

 

The time commitment is customized to each student, but tends to take between 90 minutes a week to up to an hour a day for A-G students and those wanting more assignments. Because of school breaks, you will have access to the course for more than 14 weeks.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form.

Photography For Kids (Phone or DSLR)

All Skill Levels - Ages 7 - 12

Take amazing photos with your smartphone, digital camera, or D-SLR!

Topics include: taking photos of your pet, taking photos of your toys, create and photography an I Spy scene, composition, design, perspective illusions, portraits, posing, selfies, food photography, etc.

 

You will create an online portfolio with your best images. Participate in fun photo challenges to practice key skills!

I personally give feedback on 14 photos per student, providing encouragement and answering all questions.

 

Supplies: We will not be adjusting camera settings in this class, so you can use any type of camera or phone. Students can watch the videos on their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, or smartphone.

Time: Videos are detailed, yet as short as possible so that you can spend your time actually taking photos.  There are 14 modules per semester, and most students spend about an hour per week.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form.

Dinosaur Drawing - Fun and Easy

Beginning - All Levels - Ages 5 - 12

Learn to draw cool dinosaurs! Learn drawing skills and grow your creativity!  

Turn washable markers into paint, and have fun with watercolor pencils! You will also learn to use gel pens and gel crayons. And if you don't have all those supplies, you can substitute what you already own.

 

There are 14 weeks of content, and most students spend less than an hour a week on this class. You get access for more than 14 weeks. 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form:

Watercolor Painting -

Fun & Easy

Beginning - All Levels - All Ages

This class is for you if you want to...

  • Let your creativity soar!

  • Create abstract works of art 

  • Turn your art into greeting cards

  • Design beautiful watercolor paintings

  • Complete a bunch of quick and easy art projects

  • Get a little messy at times (some adult supervision is required for the younger students)

 

Students will learn how to:

 

  • Use shaving cream to create a marbling affect

  • Mix and blend colors

  • Find out how to use a paper doily to create lace texture

  • Add salt, rice, oil, plastic wrap and other kitchen items for a variety of textures

  • Paint on canvas and paper using watercolors

  • Learn what you must do if you want to avoid accidentally mixing up muddy colors

  • Create abstract paintings, which you can frame or turn into greeting cards.

  • Make 3-D textures using glue and watercolors

  • Dip your painting in bubbles to create a fun abstract painting

  • Use Q-tips to create pointillism flowers

 

Time: Most students spend about 30 minutes or less per week for 14 weeks. There are 14 lessons in this class.

 

Location: Online. No driving required! Watch the pre-recorded videos and draw from the comfort of your own home or on the go!

 

Format: Online pre-recorded class with unlimited instructor support.

 

How Does it Work? Students watch fun and engaging pre-recorded videos, and they draw along as I demonstrate step-by-step. Students can send me photos of their art and ask questions anytime via text or a voice recording app that works on phone, iPad, or computer, so they never have to worry about getting stuck. I respond right away or within 24 hours.

 

Tuition: $300 per learner includes everything except supplies. I provide a budget-friendly supply list with Amazon links to my students or feel free to use what you already have.

 

How to Sign Up: To sign up, click the button below. Charter school students should also follow their charter’s process to receive funding.

Animal Drawing - Intermediate

Intermediate - Ages 9 - Adult

This class is for you if you...

  • ...are ages 9 or older and have taken an art class before OR are ages 12 or older and have never drawn before

  • ...love animals!

  • ...wish to improve your drawing skills 

  • ...want to learn to use various types of art supplies to create vibrantly colorful works of art

 

Learn to draw lifelike animals using brush pens, graphite pencils, and colored pencils.

 

There are 14 lessons in this course, and you will learn to draw 8 different animals. Each lesson will take you about one hour total or maybe a little longer. 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form:

Photography 2 - DSLR |Teens

Ages 10 - Adult. Photography 101 is a pre-requisite

***Now available for AG credit!***

Note: Students must complete Photography 1 before taking this class.

Take amazing photos with your D-SLR! If you don't have a D-SLR, you can still take this course. You will get more out of it if your camera or phone allows you to adjust settings such as aperture and shutter speed. Students with D-SLR cameras will learn to use just about every setting! This course covers more than just camera settings, so even students without a D-SLR will learn a ton.

Learn to use all the settings on your camera to create professional and breathtaking images. We will explore in depth: aperture, shutter speed, white balance, exposure, ISO, etc.

 

I focus on teaching how to use these settings to create cool effects, rather than how to find the button on your camera - every camera is different and you can use your manual (or online manual) if you can't find a button.

Take photos of nature, people, still life arrangements, and more!

 

You will create an online portfolio with your best images. Participate in fun photo challenges to practice key skills!

I personally critique 14 photos per student, providing detailed feedback.

 

Supplies: a D-SLR camera is highly recommended to get the most out of this course as learning to use every camera setting is one of the focuses of this course. Students can use any camera as long as it allows them to adjust the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and these students will still learn a ton. Students can watch the videos on their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, or smartphone.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

Time: Videos are detailed, yet as short as possible so that you can spend your time actually taking photos.  There are 14 modules per semester, and students are required to complete at least 7 modules per semester - this means turning in between 7 and 14 photos per semester.

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form:

Animal Drawing - Fun and Easy

Beginning - All Levels - Ages 5 - 12

​Learn to draw adorable and ferocious animals! Turn washable markers into paint, and have fun with watercolor pencils! You will also learn to use gel pens and gel crayons. And if you don't have all those supplies, you can substitute what you already own.

 

There are 14 weeks of content, and most students spend about an hour a week or less on this class. You get access for more than 14 weeks. 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form:

Photography 1 - Phone or DSLR | Teens

All Skill Levels - Ages 10 - Adult

***Now available for AG credit!***

Take amazing photos with your smartphone, digital camera, or D-SLR!

Topics include: composition, design, perspective illusions, portraits, posing, selfies, food photography, concept photography, etc.

 

You will create an online portfolio with your best images. Participate in fun photo challenges to practice key skills!

I personally critique 14 photos per student, providing detailed feedback.

 

Supplies: We will not be adjusting camera settings in this class, so you can use any type of camera or phone. Students can watch the videos on their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, or smartphone.

Time: Videos are detailed, yet as short as possible so that you can spend your time actually taking photos.  There are 14 modules per semester, and most students spend at least an hour per week. A-G students as well as those wanting a more comprehensive version of this course (same price), spend up to an hour a day. There are a ton of bonus lessons in this course in PDF format as well as some bonus video lessons, so you can spend as much time as you want!

A part 2 of this class is also offered. You can take either class in the Fall or the Spring, but you must take Part 1 before taking Part 2.

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form.

Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Markers

Beginning - All Levels - Ages 5 - Adult

This class is for you if you...

  • ...are ages 5 - 10 and have a little bit of art experience OR are ages 10 and up and have never drawn before

  • ...want to learn to draw a wide variety of things including animals, nature, and famous historical landmarks such as pyramids and the Mayflower

  • ...wish to improve your drawing skills 

  • ...want to learn to use watercolor pencils and watercolor markers to create vibrantly colorful works of art

  • ...want to learn to draw realistic pictures (this class teaches the realistic style, not the photo-realistic style)

  • ...prefer spending about an hour on each picture

Learn to draw realistic looking animals as well as other subject matter! Turn washable markers into paint, and have fun with watercolor pencils!

 

There are 14 weeks of content, and most students spend about an hour a week on this class. You get access for more than 14 weeks. 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form:

Realistic Watercolor Landscapes, Flowers, and Animals

Intermediate - Advanced | Ages 10 - 18

This class is for you if you...

  • ...are ages 10 - 18 and want to take your skills to the next level

  • ...are under age 10 but have a ton of art experience

  • ...love animals and nature

  • ....want to create realistic and whimsical watercolor scenes

  • ...want to spend 1 - 2 hours on each project (but this will be broken up into weekly lessons of about an hour each).

Learn to draw realistic looking animals and nature! This class focuses on the realistic but not hyper-detailed photo-realistic style. Students will learn to paint with vibrant color and add depth to their art to make it pop!

 

There are 14 weeks of content, and most students spend about an hour a week on this class. You get access for more than 14 weeks. 

Tuition per student per semester: $300

To sign up, click the green button below to fill out the quick and easy enrollment form:

Contact Info:

​Email: MegapixelsArt@gmail.com

 

Call or Text: 517-672-6102​


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