Dates – Tuesdays – ongoing
Times – 9:30 – 12:30
Studio – C
Price – $20 member $25 non member
If you are already drawing and making art or if you are just curious this class is for you! We will explore the basic elements of drawing through design, composition, line, texture and color. This class will give you new ways of approaching drawings as finished works or as ideas for paintings. Strong composition is the foundation of this class along with line, contour, intuitive and memory drawing. This is an excellent introduction to explore the power and magic of drawing. For those with more experience this class will give you new perspectives on your current work. It will be like a creative meditation resulting in new and exciting ways of approaching your own distinct style.
The goal is to learn more about dynamic drawing techniques and to have fun. An empty sketch book with exercises and assignments will be completed as it evolves from the simple to the complex.
David Fithian has a varied background in the visual arts including drawing, painting and photography. After attending the Art Students League and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the late 1960’s and early 70’s he went on to manage the Graphics Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. In the 1980’s he taught photography at the Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, FL and watercolors at the Maitland Art Center in Maitland, FL. He has conducted related classes and workshops and throughout his career and worked as a commercial and fine art photographer. Fithian exhibits regularly with statewide and nationally juried exhibitions and has received many awards over the years. He recently retired as Curator at The Museum of Art – DeLand, FL after 19 years while maintaining an active studio during this time.