Monday, June 16, 2014

What does Open Window Studio offer developing artists?

   The purpose of  Open Window Studio is to support local artists by offering instructional classes for youth and adults by providing a workspace for artists to further develop their skills, and by providing a unique setting for area artists and community members to connect and learn from one another. For twelve years now, the Studio has been offering quality learning opportunities, guided by experienced Teaching Artist Kelly Hughes.

   Perhaps you are interested in developing your artistic skills to better express your vision. Perhaps you are ready to rediscover a joy of art. Perhaps you are seeking instructional classes that won't fit into your semester schedule. Perhaps you have a burning desire to create something meaningful to share with the world. Open Window Studio offers many such opportunities for "some serious fun!"

   Although the flexibility of personalized private lessons at Open Window Studio allow you to design a path in creative discovery and technical skill custom tailored to your interests, there is a progression that may be beneficial for artists looking for solid development in the fundamentals of composition, media technique and specific skills. That path may look something like this:


FUNDAMENTALS - Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Design
                                 - Basic drawing skills
                                 - Compositional design
                                 - Color theory
                                 - Understanding Perspective and Proportion

MEDIA TECHNIQUES - Drawing / Illustration
                                       - Pastel Painting / Portraiture
                                       - Acrylic Painting
                                       - Oil Painting / Portraiture
                                       - Pen & Ink
                                       - Watercolor Painting
                                       - Printmaking / Screenprinting
                                       - Fashion, Fabrics and Textiles
                                       - Sculpting /  Hand Built Ceramics
                                       - Collage / Bookmaking / Papercraft

SPECIALTIES  - Figure / Comic / Fashion Illustration
                          - Portraiture
                          - Landscape / Plein Aire
                          - Still life / Florals
                          - Animals / Pets / Horses / Wildlife / Journaling
                          - Abstract Expressionism

INTENSIVES - Fashion Design - Illustration, Construction, Textiles
                        - Architectural Design
                        - Art & Soul Yoga Workshops
                        - Adventures in Art ( Youth  - multimedia )
                        - Art Appreciation

   In addition, any of these specialties can be chosen as inspiration for work commissioned of Kelly Hughes, including murals, borders and backdrops, business logos / signage, pet portraits and custom painting projects.
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