About this Course
Understanding the basic elements of the visual language will deepen your expression as an artist. Anyone can learn how each of these five building blocks function will help you build a stronger foundation for creating your own work and appreciating the beauty of the world around you.
More information about this course will be posted in July of 2018
- September 13th: welcome and course philosophy
- September 20: Texture
- September 27: Shape
- October 4: Line
- Rest/catch up
- October 11: Color
- October 18: Value
- October 25: Wrap Up
- November 1 - Lyric's last comments on student work
Lyric's last comment on student assignments will be November 1st but the classroom will not close. You will have continual access to these lessons.
The classroom opens on ?????
You can introduce yourself and familiarize yourself with the online classroom.
Lessons will consist of short video introductions and PDFs.
Q: Do I need to know how to draw?
A: NO! We will use pen and paper but Lyric will show you exactly what to do.
Q: Do you require special supplies?
A: If you own a sketchbook, use it. If not, plain paper is great! Use whatever your favorite medium is to create the studies for this course. Acrylic on board? Great! Cloth and thread? Wonderful! Collage paper and glue? Fabulous!
Q: How much time will the class take?
A: I would love it if you spent one hour each week on the exercises. You can delve much more deeply and really get into each lesson if you'd like, repeating and refining your skill and strengthening your understanding as an artist.
Q: I'm half-way across the world in a different time zone. Will I miss half of what is going on?
A: Not at all. The beauty of online classes is that you can come to them at your convenience. There is no "live" element to this class that you will miss.
Q: I'm out of town during a week of the class, what will I miss?
A: Nothing. You can catch up when you get back. All lessons will be there the rest of the class and you can post your work at any time while it is open. The classroom is open two weeks past the last exercise (a total of 8 weeks) so there is a little wiggle room.
Q: How much interaction is there from the teacher?
A: Lyric will comment on each posted assignment until September 30th.
Q: Is the content downloadable?
A: Only the written content, available as PDF lessons. You can download them as soon as they are released or wait until the end of the course when they are available in one continuous file (great for e-readers). The videos are not downloadable but you can continue to access them after September 30th.
Q: What do I need to know about using a computer?
A: You'll need to photograph or scan your assignments and save them as a jpeg. You can upload your pictures from your computer or devise to the online lesson. There is a video when you start class, that explains how to use the online classroom. Support@Ruzuku.com is very helpful and you can email them with any technical questions.