DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR TEENAGERS
In the first semester the student learns about drawing techniques, such as shade and value of line, perspective, composition in still life, landscape and portrait themes. The second semester starts with oil and acrylic painting, later on, watercolor and gouache are included. The focus is to foster independency over their creative process and help them to find their own language.
Repetitions, overlays, transparencies and cutouts. The idea is to present an imaginary landscape made of shapes, accumulations and contrasts. The workshop consists of the production of repetitive images with figurative patterns of pure and flat colors, using serigraphy prints as the main technique.
The participant is conducted to pay attention to the relations between shape and color, overlap and transparency, therefore, with the whole composition.
At the end of the workshop, familiarity with the printing technique is expected and, perhaps, participants will be able to identify the different patterns around us, in places not previously observed, and thus recognizing different graphic realities.
LESSONS FOR KIDS
Art is a way to communicate with the outside world. When it comes to children, a drawing is the thorough representation of their own reality in a particular abstract image, created from the main structures of the object.
Because of that, the child is free to work, experiment and create. The role of the teacher is to support this process and sometimes interfere with exercises and lead discussions like: Is there a right or wrong? What is ugly? Does it need to be perfect?