GROUP COURSE: Drawing from Life
About the Course
Nate Jeffery, MFA
~~** For children aged 8-12 years old **~~
Students will learn the basics of observational drawing techniques and employ them within a series of increasingly demanding projects. Students are expected to view, study and describe three-dimensional objects, such as still life arrangements, interior and/or exterior spaces analytically on a two-dimensional surface using the medium of graphite. Lectures, demonstrations, group critiques, and exposure to both historical and contemporary artists will supplement the learning experience. No experience required.
8 Week (24 hour) Enrollment: $650
Supply Kit Price:
Instructor: Nate Jeffery, MFA
About the Instructor:
*All FAA faculty hold the clearances required to work with children as required by law.
Homeschooled from the age of seven until eighteen, Nate Jeffery then began college, taking a winding path to graduation from Edinboro University as a painter with a BFA in studio art—spending two decades in manufacturing before going to graduate school, he received an MFA in painting from Miami University in 2021. Philosophy and perception play a role in Nate’s work as a realist figurative painter, exploring being, place, and temporality. His paintings have been shown in Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center, and Manifest Gallery, the Erie Art Museum’s 2022 Spring Show, and in the upcoming Paul and Norma Tikkanen Painting Prize show. Nate lives in Fairview with his family and their cats, who all often appear in his paintings and drawings.
Course Schedule: TBA
***If a student chooses to enroll with materials included, ALL materials needed to complete the workshop or course will be provided by the Academy. Provided materials are professional, artist grade, and of excellent quality. ALL provided materials remain the property of the student at the conclusion of the term. Students who choose to enroll without materials provided will be given a material supply list, and some advice regarding sourcing the items, so they may purchase their own supplies which may or may not be more economical.