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Drawing and Painting Programs & Supply Lists

We offer many classes for budding artists of all ages. For class dates and times, please see our Program Guide.  Supply lists will also print at the time of registration. 

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2018 Parent Information & Participant Forms

Anime & Manga: How to Draw Characters

Ages 11+
Study the dynamic and imaginative art of Japan’s greatest and current Anime (cartoons) & Manga (comic) artists. Learn the techniques and materials used by professional artists in Japan and American, as we explore and discuss examples. Discover ways to draw people and characters expressively and accurately. Learn drawing techniques and character building to bring your characters to life. This class may be repeated to continue developing skills. A supply list of around $30 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Anime & Manga: Intermediate Character Drawing

Ages 13+
Grow your drawing skills and take your love of anime and manga to the next level. Students will learn the secrets of drawing accurate clothing and using light and shadow to increase the emotional appeal of your artwork. This class will develop your creativity skills to make dramatic single character and group illustrations. Learn how artists develop and apply their individual style to their work. This class may be repeated to continue developing skills. A supply list of around $30 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Anime & Manga: Color Techniques

Ages 13+
Colors and pop culture come together in Color Techniques! Learn and use basic color theory and techniques professional artists use to create their lush and colorful illustrations. We will explore how artists use lighting and how to apply them to create emotional effects. We will also engage in exercises to discover your own personal color style and how to express it! A supply list of approximately $50 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Art Beast

Ages 5-11
Put your creativity to work using recycled resources, glue, paint, and more! We supply the materials, you supply the creativity. New fun ideas will be posted in each 2-hour studio time slot. Let your inner art beast loose with us!
Questions: michelle.kahler@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3919

Autumn Still Life

Ages 18+ | Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Still life painting is an exceptional way to explore the fundamentals of paint and painting. The focus of this workshop is direct observation of simple still life with an Alla-Prima approach. Alla Prima means painting quickly with wet paint into wet paint. These paintings are usually completed in one sitting. While oil is particularly well-suited to this approach, acrylic painters can also benefit. You will learn to trust your initial instincts and not get caught up in the details. Students will examine color mixing and how to effectively handle paint and brushwork. A supply list of approximately $100 is required.
Supply List (update 8.10.18)
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Comics for Kids

Ages 6-11
Explore the world of comics! Comic strips, comic books, and even manga will be our creative inspiration. Students will create characters and build stories and worlds. Learn new drawing and discovery techniques to bring our stories to life and share with others. A supply list of around $15 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Drawing for Kids

Ages 6-11
Kids will explore the exciting skill of drawing through age appropriate discoveries and lessons. Use of drawing, shapes, and other innovative activities will grow your child’s ability to see the world around them and great spatial awareness with confidence with drawing. A supply list of approx. $20 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Drawing Fundamentals

Ages 18+ | Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This drawing workshop is especially intended for artists who have some experience with art, but are not completely confident about their drawing skills. Topics covered include ellipses, drawing in one and two point perspective,and lighting and shading. Students will gain a better understanding of these principles as they construct studies from still life. PowerPoint presentations including historical and contemporary references will be included. A supply list of approx. $20 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Beginning Watercolor Painting

Ages 18+
Create wonderful works of art outdoors or indoors with this exciting medium! Local illustrator Kelli Roos will guide you through all the materials and techniques. Learn how to create your compositions as we explore landscape and still life subjects. Learn about your materials and how you can use them to achieve your artistic pursuits. We will explore and practice effective ways to control the watercolor paint to look how you desire it to look. A supply list of approximately $65 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Intermediate Watercolor Painting – Flowers & Still Life

Ages 18+
Beginning watercolor or portfolio required. Develop your technique further using flowers and still life. Learn principles to further your painting and how to successfully execute wet on wet techniques and other brush work to achieve what you want in your work. We will study your photos and live still life in class. All activities have one-on-one instruction from local illustrator Kelli Roos. A supply list of approximately $95 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

The Themes of Fall

Ages 6-11
Using themes associated with fall (sweaters, s’mores, and pumpkins) students will become familiar with the fundamentals of drawing and painting. They will learn how to use geometric shapes to construct images, experiment with mixing paint, and more. Projects may include still life, landscape, or portraiture. A supply list of approximately $20 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

Sketch Your World

Ages 14+
Be creative on your own terms! Sketchbooks are a small, yet amazing creative  tool for you to express yourself anytime, anywhere. Learn techniques on how to see and draw the world around you quickly and expressively. We’ll learn ways to expand your creativity so you can create the world inside your head beautifully in the pages of your sketchbook. A supply list of approximately $6–$15 is required.
Supply List
Questions: michelle.olden@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3909

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