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Key Elements of Fine Arts


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$400 4 seats left
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Wed, Oct 18, 6:20pm - Jan 31, 8:20pm Pacific Time ( 13 sessions )

1603 Irving St
Btwn 17th & 18th Avenues
San Francisco, California 94122
Skips Nov 1, Nov 22, & Jan 17, 2024
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Austin Bath

What you'll learn in this painting class:

If you are looking to kick-start a new hobby, this course is the best choice. It covers all the fundamentals artists use to draw freely from imagination or real life. Even a complete beginner by the end of this course will be able to paint a portrait and create a composition from scratch.

Detailed Schedule

  • Day 1. The Cezanne lesson.
    • Obtaining desired color by mixing.
  • Day 2. The Silhouette lesson.
    • Learning to assess proportions, adjust the drawing to the paper size, and develop eye-hand coordination.
  • Day 3. The Escher lesson.
    • Learning to shade 3 basic shapes of 3D world: sphere, cylinder and block. 
  • Day 4. The Durer lesson.
    • Understanding Isometric, Reverse and Renaissance perspectives. Practical outdoor studies.
  • Day 5. The Degas lesson.
    • Lecture on evolution of 3-dimensional space on 2-dimensional surface throughout the history art, general compositional rules and schemes, practical studies.
  • Day 6. The Miro lesson.
    • Learning the key concepts of composition, such as line, shape, weight, movement, and the relationship of objects within the picture. A short lecture on history of abstract art opens this lesson.
  • Day 6. The Chardin lesson-1.
    • Learning to compose and paint a still life. Starting the project.
  • Day 7. The Chardin lesson-2.
    • Developing and finishing the still life, learning to make final touches.
  • Day 8. The Michelangelo lesson.
    • Learning human proportions and some aspects of human anatomy. This lessons ends up with series of sketches of wooden and live figures.
  • Day 9. The Holbein lesson.
    • Learning proportions of human head, and drawing an alabaster head.
  • Day 10. The Serov lesson.
    • Painting a quick portrait from a live model.
  • Day 11. The Gaugin lesson - 1.
    • Creating a composition with one or several human figures from start to successful finish. 
This lesson sums up everything learned during the course.

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We do not provide refunds for ongoing classes tuition, courses or camps payments.

  • However, full credit towards future booking or transfer to another camp/course will be offered for any cancellations made up to 2 business days before the camp or course starts.
  • Ongoing classes can be canceled with a 31 business days prior notice.

You can make up a missed class on another day when we offer the same age/skill group class. The make-up class should be arranged in advance, no drop-ins. Limit 2 make-up classes per month. Make-up classes are subject to the availability of space in a similar class. We reserve the right not to provide make-up classes or terminate the class enrollment for repeating truancy.


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Art School of SF Bay
1603 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Austin Bath
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