Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Summer Camps and Art Workshops at Vanessa's Art Studio



Art Summer Camps for Kids and Teens:


I am offering summer art camps this year in June and July.
Week 1: June 3 - June 7 
Drawing Morning Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. $125
Drawing and Painting Afternoon Sessions 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm $125
Week 2: June 10 - June 14
Drawing Morning Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 pm $125
Manga/Illustration Afternoon Sessions 2:00pm to 3:30pm $125
Week 3: June 17 - June 21
Drawing Characters, Superheroes & Heroines Morning Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 pm $125
Digital Art Character Design Afternoon Sessions 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm $125
Camps Week 4: June 24 - June 27
Drawing and Coloring Animals Morning Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 pm $100
Watercolor, Markers, and Ink Techniques Afternoon Sessions 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm $100
Camps Week 5: July 8 - July 11
Drawing from Observation Morning Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 pm $100
Sketchbook Project Ideas Afternoon Sessions 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm $100
Camps Week 6: July 15 - July 18
Art - 5 Different Mediums Morning Sessions 10:30am to 12:00pm $100
Drawing and Painting Afternoon Sessions 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm $100
Camps Week 7: July 29th - August 1st
Learn How To Make Collage Paintings! Morning Sessions 10:30 am to 12:00 pm $100
3D Sculpture Afternoon Sessions 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm $100 



Adult Summer Workshops


I have created another series of the adult summer workshop for 2019. Please mark your calendars. 

Watercolor, Markers, and Ink Techniques Friday, May 31st 9:00 am to 4 pm
Drawing from Observation Friday, June 28th 9:00 am to 4 pm
Adult Workshop Drawing the Human Face Proportions Friday, July 12th 1 9:00 am to 4 pm 
Creating Skin Tones with Oils August 2nd 9:00 am to 4 pm 
Creating Skin Tones with Pastel Pencils Part 1 August 9th  9:00 am to 4 pm
Life Figure Drawing Workshop Sunday, August 11th 10 am to 4 pm (live model on the second half of the session)
Basic Pastel Lesson for Landscapes. August 16th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Palette Knife Friday, August 30th 9:00 am to 4 pm
Sketchbook Project Friday, September 6th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Summer Schedule:

You can not come to our summer camps or workshops? Join us in our regular classes. I have weekly once a week classes for kids, teens, and adults. 


For more information about our programs visit vanessamontenegro.com or email me to info@vanessamontenegro.com


Vanessa Montenegro

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Using Thumbnail Sketches
When students tell me, "Miss Vanessa, I have an idea for a painting/drawing. It is all in my head. How do I start?" My answer is straightforward, "Did you draw your thumbnails sketches?" Most of them answered no. When I ask why they haven't done them, their answer is always because that takes extra time. Yes, it is true that drawing thumbnails sketches add more time to the creative process. However, using thumbnails sketches can help artist formulate ideas, make important decisions before the artist start on his/her painting and resolve compositional questions.

What are Thumbnail Sketches?
Thumbnail sketches are quick small drawings that enable students to explore the different aspects of the composition such as space, color, texture, light source, mood, and tones. It also helps the artist explore various formats, crops, and surfaces. By drawing thumbnails sketches, the artist explores the subject in depth and experiment the composition and all its elements in different ways helping the artist identify the most effective way to organize an image that grabs the attention of the viewer. By using a thumbnail sketch will also help resolve any problems of size, shape, and format before beginning the painting or drawing.

How many thumbnail sketches do you usually need?
I recommend at least two — ideally three. Once you create three, you can narrow down to the one that you most like.

What media should I use?
You can do it with any media. A pencil is a great tool to explore rapid sketches. Ink helps with quick drawing and can be more energetic.

Should I use color? 
Not for your first draft but you can use it later as you have a more clear idea of what you want.

How much detail should my thumbnail sketch have?
Simple lines and placement. No details. It is only a quick roadmap to understanding how your art will be placed on your canvas.

For more information on art classes visit my website https://www.vanessamontenegro.com/art_classes.html




Summer Camps and Art Workshops at Vanessa's Art Studio

Art Summer Camps for Kids and Teens:
 I am offering summer art camps this year in June and July. 
 Week 1: June 3 - June 7  D...