ONLINE: In this hands-on art course, students will learn the tricks and techniques of the masters, as we expand our understanding of the creative process using the simplest of shapes. From the figure to landscapes and abstraction, we will find empowerment in the realization that we are all artists. Our journey will begin with inspiration from inside the Sistine Chapel, where we will study an often overlooked artwork. While weaving art history with guided step-by-step instruction, we will be inspired by the confluence of art and history that will allow us to see the world through a new lens. Students will learn foundational drawing skills that can be applied long after the course has ended. We will use painting techniques that add depth and movement to artworks. We will construct our view of the world on a canvas — distilling our surroundings to their essence and adding our own personal narrative and symbolism. Beginners are welcome. | Active Skill Learning.
Max enrollment: 45.
Class sessions are recorded.
Hugh Leeman is an artist and educator teaching art history and technique in English and Spanish. He has collaborated with the Huntington Library and The Ringling Museum, connecting their exhibitions and collections to contemporary audiences. He is an instructor at the Crocker Art Museum. Leeman's artworks have been exhibited at the De Young Museum, the Museum of Mexico City, and the Masur Museum of Art. His paintings examine the confluence of technology, mythology, and the history of inequality.