Drawing & Painting

Sunflowers in Soft Pastel

Classes run from September 12, 2016 to June 10, 2017.

IGIMO’s Drawing and Painting Program has been the foundation to bringing out the creative spark or what owner Sally Brucker suggests is that “artistic brilliance” which we all possess. Yes, we all have artistic brilliance, to some degree. Starting with students as young as three, we help to fine-tune developing observational and fine motor skills through exercises that train the eyes to see with more focus. Our eyes transfer information to our brain which tells our hands what to draw – a skill that can be learned and developed by anyone.

Our step-by-step, guided instructional approach suggests that all images can be broken down into simple pieces, like a puzzle. From these pieces, we encourage students to create a complete drawing or painting using a variety of media, including markers, colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, oil pastels, acrylics, tempera paints, watercolor, paper and textiles, found objects and fun embellishments! A variety of subjects will be explored which may include still life, landscape/cityscape, human form, animal kingdom, sea life, plants and abstract.

Our Drawing & Painting Program spans the entire school year. Classes meet once a week and are ongoing from September through June, followed by a summer camp program. Consistent participation is encouraged to maximize artistic skill-building and confidence.

Each week our lesson plan is based on a particular theme, giving enough structure to ensure success, and enough freedom for independent creativity. In a non-competitive, peaceful environment students learn that there is no right or wrong way to draw, which helps to build artistic confidence and a love of art that will continue to grow throughout a lifetime.

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