FALL 2019 NEWSLETTER

WEEK 6 (Oct 1 – 6)

 

Dear Parents, 

Welcome to the CalColor Academy Fall 2019 Quarter Newsletter!

STUDENT & PARENT HANDBOOK (CLICK HERE)

BOOK MAKEUP CLASSES, REPORT ABSENCES, & PAY MAKEUP FEE (ALL ONLINE)

STAY IN TOUCH: We post news, updates, and classroom moments. 

    


 

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP (Adults & Age 16+)

We will be having a Watercolor Workshop with our very own teacher, Mr. Justin who primarily works with watercolors. 

WEBSITEhttp://www.justinpastores.com 

MORE ABOUT HIS PROCESShttps://youtu.be/IqXsfKKy3so

The Watercolor Workshop is a 2 hour course designed for beginner and intermediate students ages 16 and up wishing to explore and improve watercolor painting techniques. This workshop introduce foundational watercolor techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, flat washes, and color mixing. Next, we’ll apply them to your still life painting to create an atmospheric and beautiful watercolor to take home. 

DATEOctober 18, 10AM – 12PM

LOCATION: CalColor Academy Fremont: 47816 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont CA

REQUIREMENT: Ages 16+; ONLY 10 SEATS

COST: $50 per person (Art supplies are included OR you are welcome to bring your own watercolor materials) 

Refund Policy: We can not refund your tuition after Oct 5, 2019. 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Fill up the following registration form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4dRvzhOraU1Qs3206Zu-rfE8VXZnFjPThSDz-SStn1TNSMA/viewform?usp=sf_link
  2. Pay the tuition at front desk. 
  3. You will receive the confirmation email after paying the fee. 

 


 

REMINDER

MAKEUP CLASSES (BOOK & PAY ONLINE)

More information HERE

General Steps:

  1. Fill out an Absence Form (24 Hour Notice) (CLICK HERE
  2. Book a Makeup Class online (CLICK HERE
  3. $5 Processing Fee per makeup class. Pay online or with the front desk as soon as possible. 

 


 

HOMEWORK – WEEK 5

  • EXPLORATION: Draw your best friend or family member (full figure)
  • FOUNDATION: Draw a scene from your last family trip
  • ADVANCEMENT: Draw a piece of furniture from your home
  • PD: Bring in all past works from dec 2019-present, due this week
  • DRAWING PROGRAM: Draw the objects on your coffee table

 


 

CALCOLOR CLASSES

EXPLORATION

Last week in the Art Exploration level, the students finished their Henri Matisse’s Interior Space Project. 

  • Materials: Colored Marker on Drawing Paper
  • Born in 1869, Henri Matisse was a French artist highly regarded for his expressive language of color and drawing which made him into a leading figure in modern art. 

  • The students learned how to draw a figure while learning about proportion. In addition, they drew different types of fruit. If we had some time, we completed a mini landscape in the window. After we finished, we glued everything onto the wallpaper from last week. 

 

    

 


 

FOUNDATION

Last week in the Art Foundation level, the students finished their project: Illustration Art: Storytelling with a Spotlight. 

  • Materials: Colored Pencil on Paper

  • The students completed extra detail on their black construction paper. In addition, they finished drawing their nocturnal animal and colored with color pencil using different techniques. 

 

    

 


 

ADVANCEMENT

Last week in the Art Advancement Level, the students transferred their draft for the Magrittes Surreal Room onto their final paper. 

  • Materials: Graphite Pencil on Paper

  • The students finished drawing their design onto the large watercolor. Students were allowed to free hand their drawing, but needed to clean up their perspective lines using a ruler to emphasize the depth and space in the picture. We then added values with light and shadow to the fruit and objects in the room, which will help with the painting process next week.

 

    

 


 

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

Last week in the PD Level, the students created some portrait drawings and an painting.

  • Materials: Oil Paint on Paper

  • This week we discussed the proportions of the head and practiced drawing both live models and painting from photo. In the painting, we focused on color temperature in the shadows and light areas as well as establishing a clear value structure

 

    

 


 

SPECIAL DRAWING PROGRAM

Last week in the Special Drawing Program, the students created an ink still life. 

  • Materials: Ink on Paper

  • The students are still working with gel pens, but we added water washes to get soft, light values. Proportions and perspective were also part of the day’s challenge. 

 

    

 


 

DIGITAL ART

Last week in the Digital Art classes, the students are completing singular illustrations for the main character and animal companion for their first Character Sheet/Character Illustration.

  • The students are finding the most important parts of illustrating an individual character, whether that be for a character sheet or a stand alone illustration is important, it challenges the artist to recreate their character in a setting that is apart from the cast line-up. This forces them to focus on individually important details that may get lost or overlooked in the cast line-up.