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Painting and Drawing for Liars, Cutthroats and Cheapskates: Target the Abs

  • Beckley Art Center 600 Johnstown Road Beckley, WV 25801 (map)

Art courses designed for anyone with a great love of art but a great deficit or respect for authority, join instructor Patrick Facemire in learning about the mechanics, techniques and the history of art, while also learning to create art that is imbued with meaning. Students will have their pick of lessons throughout the month of August. Some lessons will be straight-forward art courses; others will be lectures and demonstrations on art-historical and theoretical topics. Classes will be taught in an irresponsibly related and laid-back manner, and will probably involve a lot of shouting and the occasional show-tune. Music will be played, and there may be milk and cookies. Any artist of any skill level is welcome to join us for each hour-long class as we stumble and shove our way through the world of art.

Classes will be on a "pay as you go" basis at $10 per class. Any person of any age or skill level is welcome to attend. Necessary supplies will be listed for each class; some supplementary supplies will be provided.

This is NOT a Drop In Class; registration is required by calling 304-253-9226.

AUGUST 18: Target the Abs

Draw a model as realistically as you can, and then take that drawing and work it progressively towards total abstraction! Bring three surfaces to work on; your choice of drawing or painting (or both).

NEEDED SUPPLIES: Paints (watercolor, oils, acrylic, tempera, or soft pastels) and a surface to paint on (canvas, wood panel, cardboard, canvas paper, etc.) or Drawing materials (Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, etc.) and paper.