I am offering several beginning to intermediate level workshops. Class sizes are limited to 6. Plans for the future include a Guest Artist Series, Still Life Painting, and Basic Sewing and Costume Design. I will also be available for portfolio review on an hourly basis. Ages 16+ only please.
Life Drawing: Instructed by Karen Keller. Wednesdays 6:30PM-10PM. The class begins with a 1/2 hour art history and/or anatomy lesson. Drawing from the model from 7 to 10. The session will usually begin with several 30 second poses, then 5 minute poses, and finally a 2 hour long pose for drawing or painting. We will review everyone’s work as a group at the end. Work at your own pace. Model fees are included. Coffee and snacks are provided.
Rates: $50/class $225/5 classes $400/10 classes
Uninstructed: 7:30PM-10PM $20
Concept Design for Film or Stage: Instructed by Karen Keller. Tuesdays 7:00PM-10:00PM. We will study film and stage designs to develop professional concept illustrations. Students will learn how to take a story and come up with a unique and well thought out series of key illustrations. Areas will include how to research and present your work to a professional review. Both traditional media and computer graphics will be covered (you must bring your own laptop) if you wish to work digitally in class.
Rates: $375 10 Classes
Story Boarding Basics: Instructed by Karen Keller. Tuesdays 3:30PM to 6:00PM. Learn the basics of translating a script into a cinematic visual language. We will study several different genres of cinematography in order to develop a simple storyboard. How to pitch your board will also be covered. Shooting and editing your boards may be offered as an advanced class if enough interest is shown.
Rates: $375 10 Classes
Portfolio Review: If you are a student or professional assembling a portfolio for educational or career purposes, I can help you to pick the right pieces and arrange your work for the most successful presentation. Every artist knows that their professional life begins and ends with the portfolio. I have been on the portfolio review committees at Disney Studios, Laguna College of Art and Design, and as owner of my own studio. I know the flow that makes a portfolio look like a thoughtful and professional presentation. I will work with you one on one in private session to achieve your professional look.