Virtual Classes for Adults: Fall 2020

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A VIRTUAL CLASS
Students will meet via Zoom from the comfort and safety of their home. Virtual classes will provide students with tools and techniques that can be utilized for continued, independent learning. Each week, teaching artists will present new techniques and demonstrations and provide students the opportunity to ask questions and have their work critiqued.

CLASS TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Participants will need access to the internet and a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone, and speakers. Instruction will be provided via Zoom, a web-based video-conferencing platform. A link and password are required to access the virtual classroom. A test connection prior to each scheduled lesson is encouraged to ensure ease of access and positive experience. An email with special instructions specific to each class will be sent one week prior to each class start date. The email will include a Zoom invitation that allows registered students to log on and join the class.

To ensure a positive experience, we encourage students to enter the Zoom on mute and remain on mute unless interacting with the group. We strongly recommend having the video camera on to encourage students and teaching artists to build relationships and have fun together.

MATERIAL KITS
Material kits are available for purchase for a select number of classes through the Des Moines Art Center at the time of registration and will provide all the required materials to complete the projects for the duration of the class. When applicable, students will be provided a date and time for no-contact pick up at the Art Center before the start of the class. Delivery of material kits is not an option. 

For most classes, a material list will be provided for students to purchase supplies independently. Studio staff and teaching artists will be using the listed supplies to demonstrate how to use the materials and related techniques; product substitutions are not recommended.

WORKSPACE
If possible, students should choose a designated workspace that can be utilized as a “studio.” Please familiarize yourself with each class’s materials and plan ahead to accommodate any mess. We recommend placing a wipeable table cloth or newsprint down before the start of each class. Finding a dedicated space will allow students the flexibility and independence to work on their projects as inspiration occurs.

VIRTUAL CLASS REFUND POLICY
No refunds for classes or material kits will be permitted.

classes for adults

Drawing

20C713 Beginning Drawing (September 14 – December 14): Develop the fundamental skills needed to create representational drawings and gain the confidence to explore new art mediums. Learn how to draw from observation and explore a variety of drawing materials and techniques. This class is a recommended prerequisite for painting, watercolor, and figure drawing.

Mondays / 7–9:30 pm (13 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $295 ($236 for members*)
Two hours AEA credit availabl

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20C716 Beginning Drawing (October 29 – December 17): Develop the fundamental skills needed to create representational drawings and gain the confidence to explore new art mediums. Learn how to draw from observation and explore a variety of drawing materials and techniques. This class is a recommended prerequisite for painting, watercolor, and figure drawing.

Thursdays / 9 am–noon (7 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $160 ($128 for members*)

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20C718 Intermediate & Advanced Drawing & Painting (September 14 – December 14): Develop your artistic vision and expand your drawing and painting skills in a dynamic open studio environment with individual and class critiques. Students will work closely with the instructor to create art that speaks to issues relevant to their life. Recommended prerequisites: Beginning Drawing and Beginning Painting.

Mondays / 6:30–9:30 pm (13 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $295 ($236 for members*)
Two hours AEA credit available

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Painting

20C7210 Intermediate & Advanced Watercolor (October 28 – December 16): Advance your watercolor techniques while expanding your artistic practice. Experimentation with a variety of methods and materials is encouraged in combination with traditional techniques. Instructor-guided lessons and demonstrations are the foundation for this course. Recommended prerequisite: Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor

Wednesdays / 6:30–9:30 pm (7 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $160 ($128 for members*)
One hour AEA credit available

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20C724 Beginning Oil Painting (September 15 – December 15): Learn how to oil paint from observation using a variety of tools. Gain a working knowledge of chiaroscuro, composition and the application of color theory using a limited palette. Inspiration will be found in the permanent collections, as well as art history. Recommended Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Tuesdays / 6:30–9:30 pm (13 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $295 ($236 for members*)
Two hours AEA credit available

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20C725 Mixed Media Drawing & Painting (September 18 – December 18): Create complex artwork through the exploration and application of multiple mediums; explore a variety of methods such as image transfer, texture development, collage, and glazing. Experiment with paint layering techniques, a variety of drawing media and the use of found imagery to create complex mixed media work. All levels are welcome.

Fridays / 1—4 pm (13 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $295 ($236 for members*)
Two hours AEA credit available

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20C728 Beginning & Intermediate Watercolor (September 16 – October 21): See how intriguing, immediate, and surprising this medium can be as you learn the application of washes and the glazing of color. Explore color mixing through the use of a limited color palette using transparent watercolor. Recommended prerequisite: Beginning Drawing

Wednesdays / 6:30–9:30 pm (6 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $135 ($108 for members*)
One hour AEA credit available

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20C871 Fundamentals of Digital SLR Photography & Image Editing (September 14 – October 19): Study the art of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) photography, from the camera to the computer. Students will gain an understanding of shutter speed, aperture, histograms, and white balance and will learn how to process, edit, and manipulate their photographs in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Digital SLR camera required. Material fee covers the cost of printing and a flash drive.

Mondays / 6:30–9:30 pm (6 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $180 ($144 for members*) / Material fee $15
One hour AEA credit available

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20C872 Fundamentals of Digital SLR Photography & Image Editing (October 27 – December 15): Study the art of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) photography, from the camera to the computer. Students will gain an understanding of shutter speed, aperture, histograms, and white balance and will learn how to process, edit, and manipulate their photographs in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Digital SLR camera required. Material fee covers the cost of printing and a flash drive.

Tuesdays / 6:30–9:30 pm (7 weeks)
Instructor: Staff
Tuition $210 ($168 for members*) / Material fee $15
One hour AEA credit available

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