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Art Classes and Workshops Held via Zoom

January-June

2021

Please note our registration policy: Registrations must be received at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.

All 200-level classes require the successful completion of Drawing1 as a pre-requisite.

293X Painting Natural Motifs in Watercolor

Saturdays, January 9 to February 13, 9 am to noon

Instructor:  Bivenne Staiger

$360, 6 weeks, 18 hours

Create complete watercolor bird, mammal, insect, and/or flower paintings in natural settings. Instructor shows how to integrate subject/background painting elements to strengthen a new painting motif each week. Student will prepare a contour drawing before each class.

 

101A Drawing I

Sundays, January 10 to February 28, 1-4 pm

Instructor:  Dorie Petrochko

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Registration closes January 2

Drawing I is the foundation course for all sequential courses taken at the Yale Peabody Museum. It is here that the necessary techniques in rendering light on form, value, texture, perspective, proportion, and composition are taught. Each student will be given individual assignments and critiques, along with a final project, which is due at the culmination of the course.

 

101B Drawing  I

Tuesdays, January 12 to March 2, 9 am to noon

Instructor:  Jan Prentice

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Drawing I is the foundation course for all sequential courses taken at the Yale Peabody Museum. It is here that the necessary techniques in rendering light on form, value, texture, perspective, proportion, and composition are taught. Each student will be given individual assignments and critiques, along with a final project, which is due at the culmination of the course.

 

244 Watercolor I

Thursdays, January 14 to March 4, 9 am to noon

Instructor:  Linda Miller

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Watercolor is a medium that produces luminous, translucent colors. Practice mixing colors while learning about color theory, and gain experience applying washes and layers when using color in your scientific illustrations and paintings. We will be working with fruits, vegetables, flowering plants, and specimens from the Peabody Museum’s collections.

 

 

169X Plants and Their Pollinators:  A Sketchbook Journey

Fridays, January 22 to February 19, 2 to 5 pm

Instructors:  Dorie Petrochko and Jim Sirch

$300 5 weeks, 15 hours

Registration closes January 15

We will explore the uncommon lifestyles of our common pollinators such as birds, bees, butterflies, and moths. We will draw them in a sketchbook-journal format representing each species and their interrelationship with plants. No previous drawing experience is necessary.

 

 

170X Virtual Visits to the Yale Art Gallery

Fridays, February 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7, 10 am to noon

Instructor:  Linda Miller

$160, 4 weeks, 8 hours

During each class session, the instructor will present an illustrated talk focused on drawings and watercolors from the Yale Art Gallery’s collection of works with a nature theme.  Discussion will follow the presentation and students will be encouraged to ask questions of the instructor and a member of the Art Gallery staff.  The students will be encouraged to explore the illustrated Yale Art Gallery online catalog for added information as they write and sketch in their journals.  

 

286XA Watercolor Workshop: Flowers

Saturdays, March 6 to March 20, 9 am to noon

Instructor:  Bivenne Staiger

$180, 3 weeks, 9 hours

Learn how to portray familiar flowers in a setting in watercolor. Instructor shows how to vary painting elements to strengthen what's key, work in stages, and complete a new painting each week. Student will prepare a contour drawing before each class.

 

263X Composition and Design

Sundays, March 7 to May 2, 1 to 4 pm (No class April 4)

Instructor:  Dorie Petrochko

Prerequisites: Drawing II, Colored Pencil I or Watercolor I

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Registration closes February 28

Learning the elements of composition and design is fun and essential for completing successful paintings and illustrations. Exploring color theory, notan composition, spatial relationships, the golden mean, and perspective, we will create dynamic studies that will serve as templates for final projects.

 

103X Introduction to Field Sketching and Nature Journaling

Thursdays, March 11 to April 1, 10 am to noon

Instructor:  Linda Miller

$160, 4 weeks, 8 hours

103X  II Introduction to Field Sketching and Nature Journaling

Thursdays, April 8 to April 29, 10 am to noon

Instructor:  Linda Miller

$160, 4 weeks, 8 hours

Learn the basics of observational drawing starting with simple objects so that you can sketch what you find outdoors as well as indoors.  Students will be encouraged to carry their sketchbooks and journals wherever they go.  There will be a balance between presentations by the instructor and actual practice followed by group critiques during the interactive Zoom classes.

241 Colored Pencil I

Saturdays, March 13 to May 8, 9 am to noon

Instructor:  Jan Prentice

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Begin your exploration of color with this approachable medium. In our first few meetings students learn and practice key color concepts: primary and secondary color, local color, color temperature, hue, chroma and value. Armed with this information, students will then learn techniques needed to create beautiful, detailed drawings on a variety of drawing surfaces.

 

201 Drawing II, Part 2

Tuesdays, March 23 to April 20, 9:00 to 11:30 am

Instructor:  Susannah Graedel

Prerequisite:  201X A, Drawing II, Part I

$240, 5 weeks, 12 hours

Registration closes January 2

Part II of this advanced graphite course will offer students the opportunity to create a composition of natural subjects in graphite employing the traditional light source and exhibiting the smooth tone of an old silver tone photograph.  Prerequisite:  201XA, Drawing II Part A.  

 

286XB Watercolor Workshop:  Birds and Other Critters

Mondays, March 29 to April 12, 9 am to 12 noon

Instructor:  Bivenne Staiger

$180, 3 weeks, 9 hours

Learn how to depict birds and other creatures within their habitats in watercolor. Instructor shows how to complete a painting in a specific sequence using painting elements to emphasize what is key. Student will prepare a contour drawing before each class.

 

103XA Intermediate Field Sketching and Nature Journaling

Thursdays, May 6 to May 27, 10 am to noon

Instructor:  Linda Miller

$160, 4 weeks, 8 hours

103XB Intermediate Field Sketching and Nature Journaling

Thursdays, June 3 to June 24, 10 am to noon

$160 4 weeks, 8 hours

Students will explore, sketch, and journal outside and then will bring some seasonal specimens they find inside to work from.  We will welcome guest naturalists who will help us identify things that we have discovered.  In April we will be searching for early spring flowers and in June we will be looking for early summer flowers.  Learn to slow down and observe more deeply as you connect and open up to the ineffable in natural objects through the making of art. 

 

225 Colored Pencil II

Mondays, May 3 to June 28, 1 to 4 pm (No class May 31)

Instructor:  Dorie Petrochko

Prerequisite:  Colored Pencil I

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Registration deadline, April 26

Using both traditional and experimental methods, students will master the techniques of colored pencil needed to create detailed and accurate illustrations for portfolio presentation or publication. Course concentration will be focused on refining techniques learned in Colored Pencil I, increasing pigment intensity, creating textural effects and working closely from museum specimens and still life objects. 

 

270 Plant Morphology

Tuesdays, May 4 to June 22, 9 am to 12 noon

Instructor:  Susannah Graedel

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Registration closes April 24, 2021

Explore the exquisite variety of forms and structural adaptations of flowering plants.  Students will draw the parts of flowers to produce an artistic botanical plate.  The connection between flower structure and type of pollinator will be explored.   

 

294X Business Practices for Artists

Thursdays, April 8 to May 27, 1-4 pm

Instructor:  Dorie Petrochko

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of three 200-level courses and two electives

            See NSIP Certificate Course Requirements on the Peabody Website

$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Registration closes March 29

In this class, you will hone your skills in marketing your work as an artist, fine tuning your portfolio, resume, artist statement, and website, both online and analog.  Each student will create a promotional media portfolio to showcase their work to present to potential clients in the fine and community arts.

 

171X From the Inside Out:  How to Draw a Dinosaur

Saturdays, June 5 to June 26, 9-11 am

Instructor:  Armand Morgan

$160, 4 weeks, 8 hours

This class will guide participants through a step-by-step illustration of a well-known Peabody dinosaur, Triceratops.  We’ll begin by studying the dinosaur’s posture and drawing the skeleton.  Then we’ll add the proposed musculature and finally a body covering.  This process can be applied to other prehistoric and modern vertebrate animals.  Drawing experience is helpful but not required.   

Prerequisite:  None  

More classes are being planned.  As we transition to remote programming, we will be offering a limited number of on-line courses featuring small classes and the same individualized instruction as our in-person programs.  Our offerings will grow with time.