Art League Houston Fall Quarter

August 27, 2012

Art League Houston is now in the final days of the early registration period for the fall 2012 quarter. This fall we are offering more than 25 art classes in various media.

GENEREAL REG: August 27 – September 8

LATE REG: Begins September 10; $15 late fee

Click here to see the Fall 2012 catalog
Click here to download the fall registration form

Class Highlights

Drawing Fundamentals (D-1)
All Levels
Taught by Armando Rodriguez
Monday, September 17 – Monday, November 12
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members

Before we learn to write, we learn to draw. Students will observe and translate three-dimensional forms into two-dimensional drawings, starting with simple line exercises, forms and progressing to more complex organic forms. Students will build skill in composition and line quality through the use of tone, light and shadow, and the development of visual awareness and discrimination.

Jewelry from Metal Clay: The Fundamentals (J-2)
All Levels
Taught by Ann Rush
Tuesday, September 18 – Tuesday, November 13
6:30 – 9:30 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members + $25 lab fee

Learn to create Fine Silver Jewelry in this informative, fun, technique-oriented class. Students will receive instruction and hands-on, guided experience in basic techniques. These technique lessons are presented as projects with written instructions. The projects are developed in a manner which allow students to create beautiful jewelry that reflects each individuals style and aesthetic. Students will have the opportunity to complete 4-5 pieces of jewelry. No prior experience in necessary for this class. Be advised that techniques presented in this class involve materials which are composed of precious metals. These materials will therefore reflect the cost of precious metals. Building smaller jewelry pieces will allow students to spend a bit less on materials.

Beginning Painting: Focus on Abstraction (P-10)
All Levels
Taught by Jonathan Leach
Wednesday, September 19 – Wednesday, November 14
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members

This fascinating class is meant to provide the foundations needed to explore painting freely. Students will learn concepts of color, composition and technique that will allow them to interpret and define an abstract language and use it in your own work. The ultimate goal will be to get students comfortable so they can express themselves visually.

Indoor / Outdoor Landscape (P-13)
Intermediate to Advanced
Taught by Steve Parker
Thursday, September 20 – Thursday, November 15
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members

This class is recommended for intermediate students or as a continuation of Landscape into Art. The instructor will give demonstrations and lead discussions, both in class and during outdoor painting sessions. Learning to make paintings and studies on site is essential to creating a more convincing and expressive landscape. Painting locations will be determined by class consensus. Weather permitting, class will meet outdoors during at least four sessions.

Contemporary Painting (P-5 and P-6)
All Levels
Taught by Kelly Alison
Tuesday, September 18 – Tuesday, November 13
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members
OR
Thursday, September 20 – Thursday, November 15
6:30 – 9:30 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members

Learn how to express yourself through a wide variety of contemporary painting techniques. Experiment with color, design, mixed media, collage, pours, impasto and sgraffito. Painting beginners are encouraged to pay the supply fee and follow along with the weekly demonstrations. More experienced painters may wish to bring their own supplies and work more independently.

Click here to see a complete list of classes!