Artuta offers a series of online art classes, focusing on various creative techniques. With our highly interactive live online classes, art learning is no longer limited by location.
From November 2023 to February 2024 explore a multitude of art processes; including observational drawing in still life and portraiture, stop motion animation, and comics drawing. Whether you're building a portfolio or honing your artistry, our classes cater to all levels of students.
Additionally, we offer portfolio reviews upon request. We are here to nurture students' creativity, helping them shape their unique expression. Dive into diverse art forms, refine techniques, and broaden your creative horizons with us!
Period: November 18-February 24, 2023
Suggested ages: 12–17, 18 and over (Classes held in separate groups)
Cost: $45 per session
Location: Online via Zoom
Recommended Device: Desktop computer, laptop or tablet. For the best experience, we recommend not using a smartphone.
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Practice 1: Observational Drawing - Space, light and form
Date: November 18, 2023
Time: Saturdays 2pm-3:30pm ET
Required Materials: Drawing pencils, eraser, paper, and various household items such as home decorations, fruits, tableware, stationery, and more.
Objective: Learn to capture the interplay of light and shadow using everyday household items, transforming them into compelling works of art.
Description: In this workshop, we will explore how light interacts with different surfaces, creating a soft glow on a fruit or a sharp reflection on glass. Discover how light defines the spaces around these objects, adding depth and context to a room or designated area. You'll learn to capture the intricate details of shapes and the atmospheric essence of spaces, turning everyday objects and their environments into captivating art pieces. These techniques are suitable for all levels of expertise, whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner. Our professional art instructor will provide personalized guidance to help you achieve your unique artistic goals.
Practice 2: Observational Drawing - Imaginary Portrait
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: Saturdays 2pm-3:30pm ET Required Materials: Drawing tools, paper, colored paper, hand mirror, and a smartphone
Objective: Merge observational and creative techniques to produce an imaginable self-portrait with various styles, focusing on using multiple senses for depth in observation.
Description: In this class, students will explore a unique approach to self-portrait drawing by combining observational and creative techniques. The instructor will guide students to concentrate on one feature of their face, such as the eyes, nose, or mouth. Drawings can range from contour sketches to realistic depictions with intricate details. Students will be encouraged to exaggerate these details to enhance visibility. Furthermore, they are urged to engage their senses, such as touch and hearing, to keenly observe and capture the nuances of their chosen feature.
Practice 3: Animation - Stop Motion Animation
Time: Saturdays 2pm-3:30pm ET
Required Materials: Smartphone with "GIF Toaster" app, tracing paper, scissors, and glue
Objective: Learn stop motion animation
Description: In this class, students will learn the fundamental concepts of stop motion animation. Stop motion animation is an original filmmaking technique that involves physically manipulating objects frame-by-frame to create the illusion of movement. With the guidance of our Artuta instructor, students will use the smartphone app "GIF Toaster" to complete their short animations.
Practice 4: Comics Drawing - Short Comics
Time: Saturdays 2pm-3:30pm ET Instructor: Jerry
Required Materials: Letter paper, ruler, pencil, eraser, and small marker
Objective: Learn to tell short, exciting stories through comics, while making simple drawings, with help from a practicing comic artist
Description: In this workshop, we make creating comics both easy and exciting. You'll learn the art of crafting strong, concise stories, just like those in your favorite comics. Our instructor will guide you through the highlights of short comic production for beginners, from building a narrative to mastering visual presentation.
Hi there! I am Jerry Chan, a Hong Kong drawing and animation artist based in New Jersey. I completed my MFA at Pratt Institute in New York and my BFA at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I focus on comics drawing and hand-drawn animation and am interested in telling stories in an alternative and subtle way which can give room for audiences’ imagination.