Classes Up Close: The Fundamentals of Drawing

IMG_0907-0.jpgIn our final “Classes Up Close” blog post, we focus on the latest addition to our schedule: DRAWING classes with Lorin Olsen, by request!

 

 

HeadshotLorin Olsen had the great privilege of being raised in an environment where creativity was encouraged and time for practice was left wide open. Being given this, and the drive to chase after his imagination, allowed him to try his hand at many artistic and unique endeavors, while also instilling a love for creation in many forms. He is now a freelance illustrator and has worked on card games, a children’s book, and various other projects. He has also served as a make-up artist in more than ten theatrical productions between A Work in Progress and Good Company Tutorials. Additionally, he teaches drawing and art at Crossroads Learning Center.  He is something of a creative Jack of all trades. While drawing and digital paintings are his focus, he loves to dabble in costumery and prop making, has an Associate’s degree in video game design, and is almost always game to try something new. Lorin is more than honored to be part of the Work in Progress team, and always looks forward to doing whatever he can to help the next generation of creators.

Introducing The Fundamentals of Drawing (ages 12-18)

We are considering these to be “Master Classes,” since they are more intensive courses. Led by Lorin Olsen, who is a published illustrator, students are sure to be inspired. All experience levels are welcome! Read the course descriptions below. Details (when, where, how much) follow the descriptions.

Fundamentals of Drawing 1: Observation and Technique

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A Published Illustration by Lorin Olsen

In this drawing class, artists will discover, or perhaps rediscover, the fundamental
concepts all art is based on. We will cover the most essential subjects such as
observation, accuracy in drawing, proper value structures, and basics of flow and
composition. The goal of this class is to give students the mental tools and techniques
they need to achieve the artistic and creative goals that they wish to.  Students will work in pencil and charcoal in class while learning these foundational concepts that are applicable in all other medium.

When: Thursdays, January 7-January 28 @11:00-12:30

Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Attleboro

Cost: $20 Registration fee; $10 supply fee; $60 Tuition ($15/class)

Fundamentals of Drawing 2: Portraiture and People

A published illustration by Lorin Olsen

A published illustration by Lorin Olsen

In this drawing class, artists will explore the intricacies of capturing the human face and form. We will discuss the anatomy of the head and face, as well as overall basic skeletal and muscular anatomy in ways that are easy to apply to any person. The goal of this class is to enable students to better draw the people they see, as well as to understand the structure and proportions of human beings as to be able to better draw them from imagination.  Students will work in pencil and charcoal in class while learning concepts and portraiture techniques that are applicable in all other medium.

When: Thursdays, February 25-March 17 @11:00-12:30

Where: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Attleboro

Cost: $20 Registration fee; $10 supply fee; $60 Tuition ($15/class)


Combination Package:

Register for both classes and pay $100 Tuition and only one registration fee!


 

Click here to register– class size is limited!

As always, contact us if you have any questions…

With tidings of joy,

Jen Roca for the rest of the #progress gang