This class provides an understanding of the tools necessary to create artwork and expound on fundamental techniques used in every form of art and the creative process itself. The course will go more in-depth and explore imaginative thinking, troubleshooting techniques, and experimentation; leading students onto a path in creating a more intuitive and artistic mind.
Students will learn fundamentals of layout, design, and composition. Simultaneously, they will learn color theory and explore brush and stroke techniques while creating their work of art.
They will also study and learn about the master painters, what inspired them, and the history behind their lives.
Class time will be devoted to creating particular works of art including studying realism, abstract, cubism, and impressionistic art forms.
Sessions include an array of exposure to master paintings, techniques and traditional methodologies. This is an adult course for any level.
This class teaches traditional animation. It illustrates the necessary first steps to understanding the concepts and procedures of animation. Throughout the course, students will discuss ideas and thoughts and learn the 12 principles of animation. They'll also create animations based on those principles. Students will be exposed to animation created by such studios as Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks, and Blue Sky Studios. A basic understanding of computers is necessary. This class has limited space and special requirements. Please check with The Academy for more details (303) 907-7330.
Students will be shown how to get to the heart and soul of the character, and demonstrate the methods for bringing it to life through exploration in things like body shape, posture, facial expression, proportion, color, movement, developing backstory, examining archetypes, and reviewing the kinds of famous characters, humanoid or beast, who captured our hearts.
This Class covers the essential elements and principles of art. It will give the core knowledge necessary for any youth to move forward with using the abilities learned to create every aspect of Art whether realistic, abstract, impressionism, 3D sculpture, digital, and even 2D and 3D animation. Students will learn basic color theory, tools usage, perspective, shading, lighting and drawing techniques.
This class is for students who have prior experience in drawing I or Drawing II or have taken a drawing course in a certified school setting. Please call (720) 408-8937 if you have questions regarding your student's eligibility.
This class will expound on previously learned techniques and experience in drawing. We'll apply the use of color theory, painting techniques, brush techniques and utilization of tools including palette knives, medium, and other miscellaneous tools.
Oil or Acrylic
Enjoy learning brush techniques, paint handling, mixing color, and surface prep. Realism is our focus.
Students can step in anytime with any skill level. Go to our registration page for class times and to register or call (303) 907-7330 for more information.
Concepts will include studying and understanding the 12 principles of animation as developed by traditional animators from the Disney and the Pixar group. Students will create walk cycles and prepare their own unique personal animation as a final project. Each students' animation will be featured as part of the Art Academy Art show at the end of the semester.
The Academy provides a computer workstation, Parblo integrated graphics tablet plus specialized software for this class.
This class involves more in-depth drawing but and includes animation as a development tool for motion and layout. The final product for this class includes a simple story line and basic motion techniques.