Personal Art Lessons

 

 

I offer personal art lessons in a range of techniques and with a focus on Drawing and Painting Fundamentals. Below are the main formats for personal lessons:

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Basic Art Training – this type of lesson is all about building visual skills. Drawing and painting fundamentals cover a range of subjects including basic drawing, landscape and urban sketching, figure drawing, portraits, understanding textures/surfaces, color theory, creative strategies, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and digital painting. I will design unique personal lessons to take into account your strengths and artistic vision. No previous experience is necessary and I am open to teaching all ages. I have taught hundreds of students of all ages with a wide range of experiences.

The Personal Project – this type of lesson focuses on developing personal, meaningful pieces that you wish to create. I will provide demonstrations that show possible ways to achieve a technical effect as well as processes that fit your artistic sense.  We will also explore how to acquire good reference material, preparatory research, and warm-ups. I will also prepare art historical slideshows of relevant artists.

I charge $50/hr and less per person for group rates. Please contact me at sabodley@gmail.com for details or if you have any questions!


Community Art Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonal Community Art Classes at the Art Alliance. This fall I teach 8 week sessions for Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, and Drawing Fundamentals. Each class will run once a week September 18th - November 7th . Continue scrolling for a list of additional specialty workshops!

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Oil Painting From Start to Finish – Mondays 9-12pm
{sign up at the Art Alliance of Central PA online}

Learn to use and enjoy the wonderful medium of oil paint. Students will learn the basics of oil painting materials and methods, including color mixing techniques, and enhance their observational skills as they focus on still-life, landscape, and color theory. The beginning, middle, and final phases of a painting will be discussed as well. New topics will be covered daily along with demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. No previous experience with art is required! Experienced painters will take their work to the next level with advanced topics and personal projects. Instructor will email a supply list 1 week prior to the first class.

 

Drawing Fundamentals and Exploration – Mondays 1-4pm
{sign up at the Art Alliance of Central PA online}

This class is for people who love to draw! We will practice the fundamentals of drawing including Proportion, Composition, Perspective, and Form. Students will explore various modes of drawing over a range of media including pencil, charcoal, and ink. We will draw objects from life, discuss creative drawing strategies, and learn to express our ideas on paper. New topics will be covered daily along with demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.  No previous experience with art is required! Materials are at least an 11×14 or larger sketchbook, 2B and 8B graphite pencils, 1 stick of soft compressed charcoal, 1 soft charcoal pencil, plastic eraser, one bamboo calligraphy brush (size 2 if possible), one bottle Higgins Black drawing ink (or India Ink), an 18” cork-backed ruler, and a 12” 45 degree plastic triangle.

 

Acrylics – Tuesdays at 1-4pm {sign up at the Art Alliance of Central PA online}

Acrylic is the electric guitar of paint. In this class we dive into the fascinating properties of acrylic painting through various techniques and experimentation. Students will gain skills in color theory, the painting process, and observational skills. New topics are covered daily along with demonstrations and personal instruction. No previous experience with art is required! Experienced painters will take their work to the next level with advanced topics and personal projects. Instructor will email a supply list 1 week prior to the first class.

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    October 28th-29th  10:00 AM-3:00 PM both days. (Sign up here

    This workshop is for artists interested in expanding their understanding of color and how colors interact in an artwork. We will look at color in art history from around the world and practice techniques to enhance our color perception. Students will experiment with tools to invent creative color schemes and learn about balancing color in a composition. Demonstrations will be given for all major concepts and individual instruction throughout the class.

    • All experience levels welcome, however prior experience with the paints of your choice are recommended. A list of recommended pigments will be sent at least two weeks prior to class. Students may choose between acrylic, oil, watercolor, or other paints to practice.

    November 4th & 5th Meets 10:00 AM-3:00 PM on both days (Sign up here

    This workshop is for people who are interested in capturing the dynamic energy of the human figure in a drawing. We will look at a variety of approaches to this timeless subject and practice a range of techniques. Tools will be shared to help visualize the figure, breakdown proportions, and see skeletal and muscular anatomy. Demonstrations will be given for all major concepts and individual instruction throughout the class. All experience levels welcome, however the ability to draw a sphere, cube, and cylinder from imagination is recommended to get the most out of the workshop. A list of recommended materials will be sent at least two weeks prior to class.