Adventures in Creative Expression

Fall 2019 / Painting and Drawing

The goal of this class is to help students develop pronlem-solving skills as they relate to making art. What subject will you choose? What makes a strong composition? Which medium are you interested in mastering? Explore ideas of movement/gesture, abstract shape, light, and the structural organization of the figure/still life. Initially, we will work in the tradtitional drawing mediums of charcoal r pencil. As we progress, students will have the option of working in the drawing or painting medium of their choice. Students of all abilities who are comfortable with making and learning from mistakes, at ease with being guided as well as working independently are welcome.

Course Details

Age Group: Adult

September 17 - November 5

Tuesdays, 6-9pm

Tuition: $240 (Members: $225)

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Course Instructor

John Slivjak

John lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a BFA from The Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA from Indiana University. His work includes landscape, figure, portrait and still life. Slivjak is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Association and the Outdoor Painter’s Society and participates regularly in Plein air events across the country. John has been invited to many competitions as both artist and juror, and his art has been featured in such publications as PleinAir Magazine. His work is held in many private collections.