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SPRING/SUMMER classes are now forming.
REGISTRATIONS are being accepted.

E-mail olsonseuf@aol.com for a registration form or call 215 547-6547.

Description of Courses Non-Prerequisite Courses
Workshop Courses Oil Painting
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Fundamentals/Intermediate Drawing Registration for the Summer of 2017.
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Description of Courses offered:

Creative Drawing, Fundamentals/Intermediate Drawing and Advanced Drawing are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, 10 week semester. (Fall, Winter & Spring semesters). A 9 week semester is offered during the Summer, for 1 hour & 25 minutes. Classes are limited to 10 students to maximize individual attention.

#1: Creative Drawing, ages: 7 – 12: In this age group, we offer a variety of lesson plans ranging from traditional fine art drawing and painting, to 3-D projects in clay, to cartooning, to commercial art assignments. As well as developing stronger drawing skills, we also emphasize creativity and self-expression. Every lesson plan is well thought out, appropriate for this age level, challenging, yet enjoyable and rewarding. Materials that are used for this age group include: W/C, tempera paint, charcoal, pastel, pen & ink, colored pencil, markers, collage materials and clay. (all materials SAFE for young children)
Materials used will vary from semester to semester, as well as new lesson plans for each new semester. All supplies included, except 1 personal sketch book, to be purchased at 1st class. Course cost: $185.

#2: Fundamentals/Intermediate Drawing, ages: pre-teen, teen, adult: In this course we teach proper pencil handling, drawing the basic shapes, in line, from a still life. Rendering in value in both pencil and charcoal is then introduced. Students are able to choose from a variety of subject matter including animals, landscape &/or cartooning (including Disney or Anime) Towards the end of the course, students will be taught how to also render in pen & ink, with a micron pen, using both pointillism and cross-hatch techniques. They will also be able to choose their own subject matter. Students will provide their own art supplies. All supplies needed for this course can be purchased at the 1st class. Specific supplies are listed on the Registration form. Course cost: $185.

#3: Advanced Drawing, ages: pre-teen, teens, adults: Includes color theory, demonstrations on how to work with pastel. (simple shapes, blending, gradations) We then move on to detail, over scaled flower (Georgie O’Keeffe style) or a simple landscape or a bird/animal. Emphasis is on MIXING color, including intensity of color and value. Elements of what makes a good composition is also taught. Students will provide their own art supplies. All supplies needed for this course can be purchased at the 1st class. Specific supplies are listed on the Registration form. Course cost: $185.

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These COURSES are designed so that a student may concentrate on one area of study in the visual arts. All workshop students must have completed Fundamentals/Intermediate Drawing and Advanced Drawing as a pre-requisite to taking these courses.*  OR they must be able to show a proficient portfolio indicating that their skills are ready for these courses.

* Exceptions include: ANY Cartooning course, Anime or Abstract Pastel.

ADULTS are not required to take pre-requisite courses. (although it is highly recommended) ADULTS may sign up for ANY course listed.

All Workshop courses are for 1 hour and 30 minutes in length, 10 week semester. (Fall, Winter and Spring semesters) A 9 week semester is offered during the Summer, for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Classes are limited to 10 students to maximize individual attention. Students will provide their own art supplies. Supply lists will either be on the Registration form or e-mailed to students, once they have registered. (depends on length of supplies)
Cost for ALL Workshops: $200.

#4: Animal Anatomy I, II, III: Drawing all types of animals. Students will first learn to draw animals in correct proportions, drawing many varied types of animals. They then move on, to their choice of a specific animal, that they wish to render in color/detail. Students can choose any medium they wish.* *(Exception: W/C. Must have taken W/C course first, if they want to render in W/C.)

#5: Caricature Only: Learn how to do caricatures of famous people or even your own family. Getting a “likeness” of a person but learning how to exaggerate features, and adding a large head, small body, makes it a cartoon.

#6: Chalk Media/Realistic I, II, III: Drawing in pastel or charcoal of realistic images. (faces, landscapes, animals, etc.)

#7: Creative Drawing I, II, III: Projects to get you imagination going! (e.i. : fantasy room in perspective, draw yourself “aged”, illustrate an old expression, and more !) Creative drawing techniques, both realistic and imaginative are taught.

#8: Color Ink Drawing I, II, III: Rendering in colored inks, either cross/hatching or pointillism. Students will learn how to build color in layers to achieve a realistic image of their choice.

#9: Head and Figure I, II, III: Students will learn how to render the human body using wooden manikins, a “planes of the face” bust, muscle structure of the body, their own hands and feet and if up to the challenge, a “self-portrait” from a mirror. Student will learn how to draw the “action” of a pose by rendering coquis’, for 1 minute, 5 minutes and up to 15 minutes. (Conte crayon)

#10: Illustrating Children’s Books I, II, III: Students will learn proper layout and design and drawing/painting techniques (W/C, must have taken W/C course first), in order to illustrate a children’s book. Page layout, sequence and the importance of color (and use of it) will be emphasized.

#11: Portraits in Pastel I, II, III: Starting with drawings in pencil of all views of the face, in proper proportions, students will then advance to a detailed portrait (of their choice) in pastel.

#12: Open Workshop I, II, III: Students decide week to week what materials and subject matter they wish to work. (exceptions: W/C, Oil painting) Very flexible!

#13: Portfolio I, II, III: for Juniors and Seniors in high school, wishing to work on their portfolios’ for college. Various projects are given in various media, to build students skills and show their proficiency. Drawing from life, color and design, plus imagination are emphasized. Variety!

#14: Realistic Drawing I, II, III: Drawing objects, all from life, first in pencil, (in line) and then with light & shadow and then texture is added. (chrome, glass, etc.)

#15: Renderings in Colored Pencil I, II, III: Students will learn how to use “Prismacolor” pencils. Building of color, light, shadow and texture. FUN!

#16: Super Heroes I, II, III: Students will learn how to draw the body in the “super hero” style. Wooden manikins will be used to help students work from 3-D, to understand volume. They will “create” their own super hero, plus an environment to be illustrated as a “comic book” cover. Layout and design will be emphasized.

#16: Water Color I, II, III, Advanced W/C: Water color techniques including wet into wet, gradation washes, wet on dry, dry brush and “special” effects will be taught.


#17: Anime I, II, III: Learn how to draw the Anime style body and faces and how they relate to real human proportions. Students will create their own Anime character, create clothing for them and place them in an environment. All aspects of color and design will be used.

#18: Cartoon I, II III: Students will learn how to create their own cartoon characters. Frontal, side and ¾ views will be taught. They will then put them into a “situation” that is funny! Eventually they will create a cartoon “family”. (Human or animal or combination!) Drawing a sequence and a “flip page” in future courses will add to their challenges. Imagination required!

#19: Specialty Cartooning I, II, III: Students will learn how to draw all types of specialty cartoons, including Disney. They will create their own “Disney style” cartoon character. (either animal, person, bird, fish, etc.) They will also draw from 3-D cartoon statues, in order to understand volume.

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All Oil Painting classes are available: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.

Robert J. Seufert, B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University. MASTER INSTRUCTOR. Robert has had set times for his classes for over 40 years. He also has had students continue with him for many, many years. Students continue studying oil painting with Robert because of the high quality, professional instruction and the personal interest he takes with each and every student.

There are STILL spots for NEW students to join the class when vacancies occur. Enrollment changes from semester to semester. Robert schedules ALL of his own classes; he personally likes to speak with potential students over the phone.

(SO PLEASE CALL SEUFERT ART STUDIO at 215.547.6547 and ask for Bob!)

9 weeks, 2 hrs. per week, $270. Master Instructor, over 40 yrs. teaching! 8 students is maximum.

Robert’s Fall, Winter, Spring schedule: OIL PAINTING COURSES:
- Wednesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.* and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.*,
- Wednesday evening: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.,
- Thursdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
• These classes are also offered in the Summer.

(10 weeks, 1½ hour class, tuition is $200 with a 10 student maximum class size.)
8:05 – 9:35 p.m. (Fall, Winter, Spring) Students wishing to take Drawing at a time other than Thursday evening, may do so in an oil painting class time.

Patrick T. Seufert, B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Instructor.

Patrick’s classes are: 10 weeks, 2 hours per week, tuition is $225.
Patrick’s Oil Painting class TIMES and START-UP DATES are listed on the
Seufert Art Studio can e-mail a form to you.
(or you can contact Patrick: pts@PatrickSeufert.com or 267.566.0892)

#20: Introduction to Oil Painting: designed for beginners. (or for people who have previously worked in oil but need a refresher course.)

Basic techniques of oil painting including learning how to mix colors/paint & apply it to the canvas. Also emphasized is the proper use & handling of oil paint materials. Adequate drawing skill is recommended.

(Anyone who wishes to start with beginning drawing can choose to do so the first few weeks and then work their way into the oil painting course.) Students start with a still life and then advance to landscape or seascape. Portraiture is the next option. Everyone works at their own pace, in a very pleasant and relaxed atmosphere of learning.

Once you have competed this course you may continue with future oil painting classes designed to challenge you with advanced subject matter.

Students can purchase ALL required art supplies at a discounted price at our studio. A complete supply list will be e-mailed to you before the first class.

Approx. cost for supplies for beginning OIL PAINTING is: $150. (price as of: 3/1/17.)


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