Students will gain a strong foundation in drawing and painting in this beginning level class. Composition, the visual elements, the principles of design, and the basic techniques and concepts of both drawing and painting will be covered. The end goals are to increase artistic self confidence, increase one’s understanding of the basics of drawing /painting and to produce successful works. Media used could be various pencils, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, tempera, acrylic, etc. Techniques covered could include contour, crosshatching, blending, stipple, watercolor techniques, painting techniques and others.