• $120.00

Study drawing techniques with Mairin Wilson at the Visual Arts Center (VAC). Have you ever wondered what makes a work of art successful? This course will give you the tools to create strong two-dimensional pieces of art. We will analyze works of art that have stood the test of time. We will complete exercises and projects in each class to practice and strengthen the concepts learned. Work outside of class will be suggested and optional. We will explore: 

Weeks 1-4: Elements of Art and Principles of Design

All you need to know about the basics of design elements and principles. You will learn how they translate to making quality art.

  • Line         
  • Balance
  • Repetition
  • Unity
  • Variety
  • Proportion
  • Pattern
  • Emphasis
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Texture
  • Value
  • Color
  • Space

 Weeks 5-8: Composition

You will learn various techniques for arranging the elements and using the principles within a confined space.

  • Golden Ratio
  • Rabatment
  • Rule of  Thirds
  • Composition Stems
  • Leaders and Stoppers

  • Point and Counterpoint
  • Entrance and Exit points
  • Notan


Weeks 9-12 Color

You will learn the fundamentals of color theory and how to apply it to your art.

  • Some of what we will cover…
  • The psychology of color
  • Interaction
  • The spectrum
  • The wheel
  • Schemes

  • Hue, value, and chroma
  • Mixing
  • Matching



4 Weeks Class: Wednesday, 9am-12pm 

 Mairin Wilson, Instructor

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All class dates and times are subject to change. Classes with a start date within 30 days require payment in full to reserve a place. Prepaid class fees (paid more than 30 days in advance) are refundable less a non-refundable reservation deposit of $25 (VAC Members $20) up until 30 days prior to a class start date at which time all class fees become non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the VAC.  

Please register early. Classes with less than five registered students may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of the start date.  Cancellation notifications are made by email and/or telephone (including voice messages) to the email address and telephone number on file. Please check your voice mail and email prior to leaving for class.