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Introduction to Art

Introduction to Painting

In this course, students will learn the basic fundamentals, materials and techniques for painting.Paint brushes laying on a table Working in water-based media (watercolor and acrylics) students learn techniques from direct observation, photo sources and from their imagination to produce work from a wide range of subjects. With an emphasis on color theory, students develop an understanding of formal elements to produce stronger work.

Class Dates: Sept. 9 through Nov. 18, 2021
Time: Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $70
Where: Scotland County Campus, Laurinburg

*Students will be responsible for purchasing supplies. Students can also purchase most items at the RichmondCC’s Bookstore.

Materials Required:

•    A2 Acrylic Set, A2 Acrylic 12-Color Tube Set
•    A2 Art Students Acrylics, 120ml Tubes, Titanium White
•    Plastic Palette Knives, 5-Piece Set
•    Value Brush Sets, Watercolor 10-Brush Set

These items are not for purchase at RichmondCC bookstore but required:

  • Watercolor 12-Color Tube Set, 12ml Tubes or similar
  • Strathmore® 300 Series Mixed Media Pad 9x12” or similar

Basics of Drawing

In this course, students will learn basic drawing skills and techniques from direct observation, photo sources and from their imagination. Person sketching a figure in blueSubject matter will include still life, landscape, architecture, linear perspective, the human figure, and abstraction. Students learn the formal elements of art through the depiction of form, value, space, line, shape and texture. Materials used for this course include charcoal or graphite on paper, and sketchbooks for homework and project studies to develop their ideas.

Class Dates: Sept. 13 - Dec. 8
Time:  Mondays & Wednesdays from 11 to 3 p.m.
Cost: $125
Where:  Hamlet Campus

*Students will be responsible for purchasing supplies. Students can also purchase a supply kit from RichmondCC’s Bookstore.

Materials Required:

  • One Sketchbook (8x10 or 9x12) 50 to 100 Sheets
  • Drawing Pencil Set of 12
  • Pack of Pink Pearl Erasers

Introduction to Sculpture

This course provides an exploration of the creative and technical methods of sculpture with focus on the traditional processes. Person sculpting a figureEmphasis is placed on developing basic skills as they pertain to three-dimensional expression in various media. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence in variety of sculptural approaches.

Class Dates: TBD

Materials Required: *Students are not responsible for providing materials for this class.

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