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Special Art Courses

RUSART special courses are perfect for people looking for structured instruction and learning new things fast. Apart from our regular classes, where students are working on creating their paintings ready to hang on the walls, our special courses are aimed to teach techniques, not arts, within tight time frames. In other words, we will give you a lot of theory, perform exercises, and do plenty of material practice. We’d suggest taking our regular classes after or during these courses to practice and explore your artistic side.

Watercolour Fundamentals I

9 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: $395+GST (All art supplies included)
Location: New Westminster
Dates: Jan 14-Mar 17, 2020 (Tuesday), 6.15-8.15 pm

Get your feet wet in this watercolor fundamental course with Joseph D’Silva! Joseph is a professional watercolor artist with more than 10 years experience painting landscapes, still lives and nature. This course is perfect for beginners or even intermediate watercolor artists, starting with introducing the medium of watercolor and the materials used through to fundamentals of drawing and ending with practicing different watercolor techniques while painting flowers, birds, still life and landscapes. Students will leave with a solid understanding of the basics of watercolor while learning to paint different subject matter.
Course Schedule:
Session 1: Student Instructor Introduction and an Introduction to Watercolor as a medium for painting. Learning to use Watercolor materials like brushes, paints and understanding the various Watercolor paper types. In this session students will also learn some techniques like various watercolor washes
Session 2: Drawing for Watercolor painting including understanding perspective. This session will have multiple drawing exercises.
Session 3: Painting flowers in watercolor. Styles and techniques will be introduced.
Session 4:Painting Still Life in watercolor. This session will have students painting from a live setup in the studio. Styles and techniques of this subject will also be introduced.
Session 5: Practice session with one-on-one feedback from an instructor.
Session 6: Painting Birds in watercolor. In this course students will paint from an image reference of a bird. Styles and techniques will also be introduced.
Session 7: Painting Landscapes and Cityscapes in watercolors. In this course student will learn to paint landscapes and cityscape from reference while understanding shade and light, perspective, color mixing etc. Styles and techniques will also be introduced.
Session 8: Practice session with one-on-one feedback from an instructor.
Session 9: As a final wrap up, in this session students will choose one subject either Flowers, Still Life, Birds or Landscape and create a watercolor painting using all the methods and techniques learnt in this course.

Teens and Adults. Landscapes and Flowers in Watercolour and Gouache

8 sessions, 1.5 hrs each
Instructor: Elvira Kravenkova
Price: $240+GST
Time: Monday, 7-8.30 PM
Dates: Jan 13 - Mar 9, 2020 (no classes Feb 17, 2020)
Coquitlam

1- and 2-point perspective
Colours and perspective
Mountain and lake view in watercolours
Cityscape in gouache
Seascape in gouache
Floral composition in gouache
Complex still life in watercolours
Final project by student's choice in gouache or watercolour

Teens and Adults. Oil Fundamentals I

9 sessions, 1.5 hrs each
Instructor: Elvira Kravenkova
Price: $355+GST (All art supplies included)
Location: New Westminster
Dates: Jan 14-Mar 17, 2020 (Tuesday), 5.20-6.50 PM

Materials and their use
Mixing colours
Basic forms and cast shadows
Under-painting techniques
Concept of Multi-Layering
Monochromatic Painting
Still Life and Landscapes
Glazing techniques
A la prima techniques

Teens and Adults. Portraits in Oil

9 sessions, 1.5 hrs each
Instructor: Elvira Kravenkova
Price: $355+GST (All art supplies included)
Location: New Westminster
Dates: Jan 14-Mar 17, 2020 (Tuesday), 6.55-8.25 PM

Rules of light and shadows on basic forms, a sphere, a cylinder and cube in relation to human head form
Human head planes and proportions and how to connect a head and a neck
Oil painting materials
Different ways to start a portrait painting (drawing-based approach and mass - based approach)
Mixing skin tones and basic color theory
Two ways of painting: a la prima versus old masters' approach
Portrait painting from photos of student's choice or painting a master copy of student's choice.

Teens and Adults. Drawing and Graphic Art Fundamentals

11 sessions, 1.5 hrs each
Instructor: Elvira Kravenkova
Price: $308+GST (art supplies included)
Time: Mon, 7-8.30 PM
Dates: Sep 16 - Dec 16, 2019 (no classes Sep 30, Oct 14, Nov 11)
Coquitlam

Materials use and practice
Basics of perspective
Basic forms
Shading rules
Cast shadows
Cross-hatching and other shading tecnhiques
Drawing in pencils, ink, charcoal
Still lives
Textures and materials (glass, metal, pocelaine)
Drapery
Proportions and measuring
Basics of composition

Teens and Adults. Botanical Illustration

8 sessions, 2 hrs each
Instructor: Ekaterina Vopiyashina
Price: $299+GST (art supplies included)
Time: Tue, 7.00-9.00 PM
Dates: Sep 24 - Nov 12, 2019
New Westminster

Mixed media course (watercolor, gouache, oil crayons, graphite pencils), all levels welcome.
Botanical illustration combines art and science together. We will accomplish 4 unique projects during this course:
19th-century inspired classical botanical illustrations in watercolor (1-2 sessions)
fruits and vegetables still-life (gouache) (3-4 sessions)
still-life with flowers (oil crayons) (5-6 sessions)
creative project: fantastical plant (your choice of media) (7-8 sessions)

Children 10-17. Harry Potter

8 sessions, 1.5 hrs each
Instructor: Ekaterina Vopiyashina
Price: $210+GST (art supplies included)
Time: Tue, 5.15-6.45 PM
Dates: Sep 24 - Nov 12, 2019
New Westminster

Are you a fan of Harry Potter world? Did you dream to be a part of it? Then, this course if just perfect for you. Let’s dive together into a magical world and find your place in it!
Which house is yours? Make an emblem (gouache and cardboard)
Find your Patronus and draw it (ink wash or watercolour)
Spells and potions: make an illustration (watercolour + ink)
Fantastic Beasts and beings (collage)
Mystical plants (botanical illustration)
Objects and food (gouache/watercolour/oil crayons)
Make your wand! (wood, paint, textiles, other craft materials)
Portrait of a famous wizard or witch (graphite pencils)

Teens and Adults. Landscapes in Oil

10 sessions, 1.5 hrs each
Instructor: Elvira Kravenkova
Price: $350+GST
Time: Tue, 6.50-8.20 PM
Dates: Sep 24 - Nov 26, 2019
New Westminster

Materials and their use
Mixing colours
Light and shadow
Under-painting techniques
Concept of Multi-Layering
Monochromatic Painting of rainy Vancouver
Seascape
Glazing techniques
Landscape with a palette knife
A field with flowers
A final project by student's choice

Teens and Adults. Perspective Drawing

5 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: TBD
Dates: TBD
New Westminster

1-point perspective
2-point perspective
Basic figures in perspective
Cityscape
Lighthouse

Portrait Drawing I

10 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: TBD
Dates: TBD
Materials use and practice
General proportions
Facial proportions and perspective
Head anatomy
Scull
Drawing a blocky face from true plaster head sculpture
Drawing facial parts (eyes, nose, ear, forehead, lips ets.) in details
Portrait from a plaster head:
Portrait from a photo
Facial expressions
Portrait from life - important tips

Still Life in Acrylic

6 sessions, 2.5 hrs each, 15 hours total
Price: TBD
Dates: TBD

Still-life in realism from scratch to masterpiece
Composition in a still-life: lines and colours
Light, view and proportions
Fruit composition – all stages: under painting, painting layer, glazing layer
Secrets of how to paint different materials: glass, metal, ceramics, porcelain
Flowers in a vase – A la prima style
Glazing techniques
Drapery in still-lives

Full description of Still Life in Acrylic >>

Human Body Drawing I

8 sessions, 2 hrs each
Price: TBD
Dates: TBD

Materials
Line quality
Rough Sketching and gestures
Blind contour drawing
General proportions and construction
How to start life drawing
How to find right proportions
Human body through basic forms
Women’s and men’s bodies – difference in proportions and shading
Positive and negative drawing
Arms, legs, torso - anatomy and specific tips
Hands and their different positions
Anatomy
Poses and movements

Painting With Pastels Fundamentals

4 sessions, 3 hrs each
Price: TBD
Dates: TBD

Brief history of pastel media
Still Life with fruits.
Composition, contrast, rhythm
Still Life with flowers. Smudge and smooth techniques. Layering.
Interior of a studio. Linear perspective. Decorative painting
Drawing landscape with a reference photo. Air perspective
Painting window view. Air and linear perspective. Drawing from life. Compare and scale life to the drawing subject.

Mixing Colours (Acrylic and Oil)

3 sessions, 2 hrs each
$100+GST (art supplies included)
Dates: TBD

Pigments and colours.
What paints are made of and what makes them cost differently?
Colour use for different techniques
Primary colours: myths and reality
Secondary colours: which colours to use and why
Ways to de-saturate colours
Skin tones and palette for portraying and human body

Full description of Mixing Colours (Acrylic and Oil) >>

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