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Course Number: 234DWPD170

Dates: Saturday, November 11 - December 9, 2023
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Exception Dates: No class 11/25

Meets: Sa from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM , 4 sessions

Fee: $195.00

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This course ended on December 9, 2023

A three hour, sight-based, life-drawing class available for both TEENAGE & ADULT Art Students whose commitments prevent them from joining weekday classes. A class for all levels (ages 16 - 100) to 'Learn to see', understand, & render the human portrait on paper. Your chance for a sight-based, life-drawing, studio class, and NOW is available for both Adults & Teenage Art Students with schedules that preclude day-time, weekday classes.
A class for all levels (ages & experience). Learn to see, understand, & render the human portrait on paper. This course provides an excellent way to focus on the relationships of the head's facial structures and the emotion they convey while advancing your observational skills. Emphasis on describing your 'structural model' based on the attitude/tension/ambience & decoration with attention paid to proportion and composition to achieve a likeness. Prior basic drawing experience is both an asset & advantageous to your observational journey.
Past student work can be seen at my website in the Student Gallery. See for the supplies you will need to bring to class.
Fee: $195.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 195.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00

John Horne

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John's Classes

John Horne teaches two Figure Drawing Classes, a Portrait Drawing Class, a Teen Drawing & Portfolio Development class, a Drawing & Painting w/Ink class, an Adult Drawing Class (Shadows & Light), and a couple of recurring experimental workshops and a June Teen Academy Arts Intensive program (that he teaches along with a special Artist & friend - Lauren Adams).

John is an award-winning professional artist/photographer and a much sought after instructor in the Metro Atlanta area. John's personal focus centers on capturing/creating realistic, figurative portraits and representational works with a dream-like yet realistic and often asymmetrical ambiance.

As an instructor, John is thrilled to work with young & mature artists alike as they develop their skills and begin to visualize their artistic dreams. Since 1999, three of his adult students have gone on to become Instructors at local Art Centers, five students have been accepted into MFA programs and John has helped place 26 of his teen students in colleges & professional design schools including: Rhode Island School of Design; Ringling College of Art and Design; Parsons, The New School; F.I.T.; MICA; SAIC; GSU; Auburn University; New Paltz, N.Y., Columbia, Cal Arts; UGA; Syracuse University, KSU; SCAD, & more.

"It is especially gratifying to witness younger students grow from beginners to pre-college portfolio candidates..... just as it is truly rewarding to be part of the process when an adult artist suddenly recaptures that artistic wonder & wisdom they once had in their younger years....."

"I ascribe to a classical & intuitive form of instruction, borrowing heavily from the masters, in a process now often referred to as Atelier and focusing on proportion, composition & transitional values, knowing that what was appropriate for Leonardo, Raphael & Durer, certainly remains completely relevant today. Light and shape trump line all day, every day and form the basis for my focus with my work and with my students. We work from life, creative imagination, still life, and photos - some supplied by me, others by the students........ I emphasize two maxims from early on: "integrity is not a luxury" and "an artist never allows her/his self (to be) held prisoner to a point of reference". I am as proud of my student's originality, technical skills, and their honesty as I am of their diligence and creative abilities."

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Date Day Time Location
11/11/2023Saturday1 PM to 4 PM RM 112
11/18/2023Saturday1 PM to 4 PM RM 112
12/02/2023Saturday1 PM to 4 PM RM 112
12/09/2023Saturday1 PM to 4 PM RM 112


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