Sunday February 7, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room
This event is intended for grades 1–5
What kind of iconic designs are created by the natives of the Northwestern Coastal United States? We explore the graphic ocean creatures that represent this culture and the symbolic artwork of their family clans. We will learn to draw a distinctive animal symbol that is one of the traditional icons of their colorful and and unique style of art.
“The Power of Drawing!” classes return to the library this winter, grounded once again in using problem solving and technical drawing skills, our new lessons are built around 3 different basic drawing foundations: design, cartooning, and fine art. We will study design as a form of visual problem solving as we learn how a concept or message can be communicated through color and the relationship of forms. How can we create a graphic composition that helps find a visual solution? How do we create signs and symbols as forms of design that represent thoughts or objects? How do we use animation and cartooning as forms of visual storytelling, sequencing, and the expression of figurative and facial emotion? How does exaggeration help us to "draw feelings"? How do we learn how to create a sense of movement and action that makes us laugh as well? And finally, we learn how fine art is a way to personally express the vital and foundational skills of visual expression as it relates to our personal style. How do we use color, technique, and form to create a world of color, line, texture as only we see it? How do we learn to use the technical skills of drawing to create a piece of art that we can call our own?