8-13 years old
Painting can be a lifelong activity, whether as a professional or as a hobbyist. Learning about color and the wonderful affect it has on people can help guide your painting process. We are so fortunate to see our world in all of it splendor with beautiful yellows, blues, reds, green, oranges and purples. Your imagination lives in full color and painting allows you to make your imagination into a reality. The Principles of Design and the Elements of Design will be covered with the idea that knowledge of these will help the student to understand how to take their imagination and put it onto canvas. The central idea is for students to have fun and learn that painting and the visual arts are fun and are a positive learning experience. There is not right and wrong way to paint, which can free a student to explore without the worry of making a mistake. Students will start with watercolors and move onto working with acrylics. Signup, have fun and learn to express yourself through your paintings.
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Andrew Richards is an artist and an art teacher. He is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a Master of Arts in 1996. He is currently the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at The Gunnery. His art work has changed dramatically in the past few years as he has turned to new materials and methods of working. The oil paintings with recycled screens have an environmental theme to them. The screen represents the way people like to put a barrier between themselves and nature. The images are based on natural forms and often have to do with the golden ratio. The golden ratio is also referred to as the Fibonacci sequence. It is a series of numbers where the next number is found by adding together the two numbers before it.