Drawing 100

Drawing basics are the keys to understanding perspective, light and shade and the cornerstones of a sound art background. The essential principles, tools and media are the starting points for students in Drawing 100. From here students will move on to develop their critical thinking skills fundamental to understanding art and the study of contour, gesture, modeling, value, color and perspective, with special attention to drawing from observation. Students will learn to discuss their artwork by exploring a variety of approaches using dry media and an emphasis on still life, landscape and architecture. Local excursions weather permitting. No prior art instruction necessary. Materials: registered students will receive a supply list.

Classes begin on Friday, February 10 and run through March 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Instructor Rick Strittmater has extensive professional experience in advertising, publication, packaging, tradeshow and exhibit design, digital and traditional illustration. He holds a B.F.A. from the Cleveland Art Institute and has taught graduate and undergraduate level curriculum at the University of Baltimore and Anne Arundel Community College. www.blackpooldesign.com The registration deadline is February 2. The cost is $105 for members of the Arts Council, $119 for non-members. Ages 16+

Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, Maryland Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online, www.arts4u.info , or request via email at exhibit@arts4u.info. The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info.