I have partnered with Kristen Ashley Artist Shop in downtown Athens to offer customized kits at a reduced rate for teen classes. Click the links below to see what’s in each kit along with prices.
**Please Note** Each student will need to start with the Charcoal Kit. The only kit you will need for the first 2-4 classes will be the Charcoal Kit. After completing 2 drawings in charcoal, we will move on to painting. Your teen will have the option to focus on any of the following mediums at that time.
- Watercolors & Ink
- Acrylic Paints
- Oil Paints
This Drawing & Painting class is an ongoing class and each student will move at their own pace.
Starting with technique-driven lessons, we will cover the basics of shape, values, composition, and line with charcoal on paper. I expect students to be working in charcoal for the first 2-4 classes they take. Once a student has demonstrated a good understanding of these concepts, I move into more idea-driven instruction, encouraging the student to think about what they want to say with their art and how they can accomplish this. Some artists have lots to express while others wish to paint things exactly as they see them. For this reason, my students have the freedom to help build their own still life set-ups and work in the medium they choose for each project.
Process Over Product
I believe the students’ thought processes are the driving forces behind why they create; therefore, I encourage artistic curiosity, exploration, and research in order to help them express themselves and get to know themselves and the world around them better. A deeper understanding of self and of our world leads to more confident and caring individuals. The process of creating is more important than the product created.