Youth Art Classes @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah


Portfolio Builder: Youth Drawing 1

Ages 10 – 14 6 Weeks – Thursdays, Sept 26 – Oct 31, 4:30–6:00pm Member: $100, Non-member: $125 Instructor: Marisa Lilje

This class is designed to help upper-elementary & middle school students improve their drawing skills and begin the process of developing a portfolio.  In Drawing 1, students will focus on observational drawing techniques including, linear perspective, shading, and the figure. Class exercises will include working from still life and practicing portraiture and sketching from clothed models. Youth Drawing is a great class for students to develop their art portfolios. All materials provided.

Crash Course in Portraiture

Ages: Teen – Adult Saturday, Oct 12, 10am-1pm Members $75, Non-members $95

A great class for anyone that likes to draw but is scared to draw people or just interested in trying.  This one day class will explore the basics of drawing Portraits in charcoal.  Working from life students will gain an introduction observational measuring and proportion, as well methods for organizing approaches to complex subjects.  Emphasis will be placed on creating volume, light, and shape with value, as well as additive and subtractive use of charcoal. All materials provided.

Sketch-Booking for the Family

Ages: 6 – Adult (1 adult companion per child required) 2 Weeks – Saturday, Oct 26 & Saturday, Nov 2, 10am-12pm Members $100, Non-members $125 per adult and child pair

This class will meet 2 Saturdays and explore sketch booking as a family activity. In this class we will bind our own sketchbooks, create our own travel watercolor pallet and explore techniques for creating fast plain air sketches in water color. Lesson will include introduction to observational drawing, proper use of materials, and how to for parents looking to engage their children through the arts as well as find some time to do their own sketching. 1 parent/adult per child. All materials included.

Crash Course Alla Prima Portraits in a Day

Ages: Teen – Adult Saturday, Nov 9, 10am-4pm Members $95, Non-members $120

This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, fun, informative, yet intense working environment. Learn to use direct fluid and fast painting process with heavy emphasis on the use, value relationships, color, and capturing sense of light. Learn to use the elements that make a painting stronger and exciting: creative use of color & edges, visual movement, paint application/ brushwork, distribution of abstract shapes and strong design. All materials provided.




Thursday, September 19 | 10-11:30 am | JC
Shiny Shapes and Details!
$5 per child; free to adult members or with museum admission
Registration and adult supervision required. Call 790-8823 or click here to register.

WCWM? (What Can We Make?) STUDIO
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays | 1-4 pm | JC
Join us as we open the studios for drop-in visits for all ages. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. Free to members or with museum admission.

Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, 207 W York Street, Savannah, 31401, Telfair Museums is a advertiser.

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