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New Spring/Summer Art Classes begin at LAAA/Gallery 825 Starting June 4th    

JUST ADDED!!
Beginning Drawing Instructor: Lisa Adams
Six Thursday Evenings Starting June 7th, 7p -10p (June 7, 14, 21 July 5, 12, 19th)
$120 for six sessions
 
Location: Gallery 825

This six week course of study will teach basic drawing skills for the beginner.  Instruction will focus on the skills of seeing, first and foremost; one sees in order to represent. Class sessions will include sighting perspective, blind contour exercises, drawing with hands, emotive as well as representational exercises and more.  All work will be done on tabletops, using individual drawing boards or easels and will be of modest size. The primary rendering tool will be the pencil.  Renowned artist Lisa Adams received her M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University and has taught in many reputed art departments through the Los Angeles area and abroad.  She is the recipient of a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award and has lived as an artist-in-residence in Finland, Slovenia, Holland, Costa Rica and Japan.
 
CONSIDER SPACE: Exploring space as a medium in 2-D and 3-D art Instructor: Rebecca Lowry
NEW DATES!!! NEW DATES!!! NEW DATES!!! NEW DATES!!! NEW DATES!!! NEW DATES!!!
Six Wednesday, starting June 20th , 2007, 7-10p
(June  20th
, 27th, July 11th, 18th and 25th & August 1st )
$120 for six sessions
 
Location: Gallery 825

Painters consider space, but usually space compressed into two dimensions. Sculptors consider space, but it is usually the space occupied by the solid forms of sculpture. Architects shape space itself, but it is space shaped by the needs of function.
 
This six-part workshop will explore ideas relating to the consideration of pure space as a medium for fine art. The workshop will comprise a short series of exercises. This series was originally taught to architecture students at the Cooper Union in New York, as a means of introducing them to ways of thinking about the relationship of space to form and the investigation of this relationship through drawing and building. Though true to the original intent of the study, the exercises for this class will be taught in a form modified for the purposes of art. The ultimate goal of the class is to introduce artists to ways of considering space and/or exploring space as a medium in their individual practice.
 
Projects will be assigned and analyzed in class. The bulk of the work will be completed outside of class and students who hope to get the most out of the class should be prepared to set aside a substantial amount of time for this. Some work may be done in class. Initial exercises will consist of drawings, both freehand and hardline. The final project will be a 3 - dimensional construction.
 
Rebecca Lowry is a graduate of Harvard University with a Master’s Degree in Architecture, and has worked both at home and abroad on various architectural projects. Rebecca began teaching architecture design studios at the University of Oregon & the California Polytechnic University in Pomona, and currently teaches architectural design at USC.

Painting Deconstructed  Instructor: Quinton Bemiller
Six sessions, five Mondays & one Saturday starting June 4th 2007, 7- 10p
(June 4, 11, 18, 23 & 25, July 2)
The third class will be a field trip to local galleries and will take place Sat, June 23rd during the day.
Instructor: Quinton Bemiller
$120 for six sessions
Location: Gallery 825

In this class, students will consider many of the diverse approaches that exist in Contemporary Painting.  Using the vast resources of the current Los Angeles Painting Scene, students will be empowered to carve out their own approach.  Specific techniques and concepts will be addressed as students create individual projects.  Lectures, demonstrations and critiques will be part of the experience.  The fourth class will consist of a Saturday field trip to view painting exhibitions at Los Angeles galleries.  Some prior painting experience is required. Quinton Bemiller studied at Pasadena City College, the Art Institute of Boston and Claremont Graduate University (MFA), and has also taught painting at Brand Art Center, Glendale and at private workshops in the Los Angeles area.  

Printmaking: Dry Point, an Intaglio technique  Instructor: Xavier Fumat
Seven consecutive Tuesday evenings, starting June 5, 2007, 7-10p
(June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17)
$150 for seven sessions (includes some supplies)
Location: Gallery 825 (first class on June 5th will take place at Gemini G.E.L.)

The class will explore beginning printmaking approaches, especially drypoint etching and basic relief techniques. Students will get a chance to try their hand at the printmaking process by working on copper plates, inking and pulling prints. Instructor Xavier Fumat has been printing at nationally renowned Gemini GEL printmaking studio for nearly eight years and has worked with artists such as Richard Serra, Ellworth Kelly, Brice Marden. The first session of class will be a personally guided tour of the Gemini Studios where students will see the shop and two galleries.
  
Limited Enrollment is available. To register, please call 310.652.8272 or email gallery825@laaa.org
All forms of payment are accepted. For more information please visit our website  http://www.laaa.org

Gallery 825 is located at 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles , 90069 (Between Santa Monica and Melrose on the west side of the street. Street parking available.)

LAAA/Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Tel, 310.652.8272 / fax 310.652.9251
E-mail, gallery825@laaa.org
Web site, http://www.laaa.org



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