The Foundations of Art
Session 1: Line and Shape
Starting Tuesday April 12th - May 3, 2022 3:30-4:30
Session 1: Beginning Drawing:
Exploring Line and Shape
5 Weeks $100
I have found that students are just not prepared for college or a career in art without learning the fundamentals first. Many schools and universities have eliminated the basic foundations of art and many times, students are lacking the skills needed to major in art or pursue a career in art. This class is for the very beginner or someone who would like to learn a more structured system to significantly improve their drawings. Ages 10 and up. We will be doing exercises to focus on the Foundations of Art. These fundamentals are extremely important in order to have success in your drawings and paintings.
Over the first 5 week session, we will explore the first two Foundations of Art. Line and Shape. This includes doing drawing exercises to help your brain learn to draw what you see. This program is divided into 5-week sessions continuing on to the other Elements of Art for those who have a goal of learning to draw. Please see videos below for an overview of previous students who have taken my drawing/painting courses and what we will be learning in class.
This is an online class. This class size is limited as to allow for time for individual feedback in class. Classes will be conducted via Zoom. Please prepare by getting a phone or iPad holder and suggested supplies before classes begin.
Materials for the class can be purchased on my supplies page. Just click the buttons below.
No pre-requisite required. This is the first course in a series of ongoing classes on learning the fundamentals of drawing.
An email will be sent out to students with class rules and zoom link for those who sign up for the class.
Student's Portfolio/Course Curriculum Review
WATERCOLOR PAINTING EVENT
Watercolor Paint a Flamingo!
Free Food and Live Music included in your ticket purchase!!
Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Stadium Promenade/Courtyard by the Theaters
1701 W. Katella Avenue,
Learn to Watercolor Paint! Paint a Flamingo - Stadium Promenade, Saturday, August 21, 2021 5pm-7pm
Have you ever been interested in learning Watercolor but were intimidated or just didn't have time to learn it? Well, now is your chance! Walt Disney Studios alumni artist, Sonserae Leese, will walk you through step-by-step on learning how to watercolor paint. She has over 30 years as a professional traditional and visual effects artist and takes the stress out of learning something new with her fun and informative approach to learning. She goes slowly, explaining tips and tricks along the way.
We will be painting a fun and colorful flamingo. While you are enjoying the process of watercolor, it will be in a beautiful atmosphere for you to enjoy! Savor delicious free food and drinks provided by the local restaurants in the Stadium Promenade along with the calming sounds of live classical music.
For those who haven't painted before or those who have experience and just want to have fun painting a flamingo, sign up and let's have some fun creating! All supplies will be provided for you to paint during the class time. You will be able to take home a finished painting by the end of class! Options to order your own painting supplies will be offered if you want to continue in the fun medium of watercolor.
I will have raffle prizes to give away of my jewelry, art prints, etc.!!!!
Sign up soon as spaces are limited!
See you there!!
Mandala Rock Painting: Healing through the Arts with Sonserae Leese
July 17, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
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Scientific evidence has proven that art, music and connecting with others can be extremely healing on both the body and mind. Mandala painting has been a beautiful and colorful art form for thousands of years. Mandalas have been shown in clinical studies to boost the immune system, reduce stress and pain, lower blood pressure, promote sleep and ease depression.
Sonserae Leese is the Executive Director of Sophie’s Dream, a non-profit to help people heal from trauma and PTSD through the Arts. She has also spent over 25 years in the film industry working as an artist on animated films for Walt Disney Studios, Sony, and Nickelodeon. As a person who herself healed from trauma, she not only enjoys teaching the skills of drawing and painting but also is happy to share helpful suggestions on how to avoid getting depressed, feeling stuck, and learning to make positive goals that will be inspiring.
Prices include all the supplies to paint colorful mandala stones…from dot tools, to brushes, patterns, paint, and rocks. You can continue your love of rock painting after class as you can take the supplies home with you.
Location: Key Courtyard (outdoors)
Ticketed Event: Member $45 | General $55 | Space is limited and advanced reservations are required by Tuesday, July 13 at noon. Suggested for ages 10 and up.
TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail email@example.com or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.
& Feedback Workshop
Sonserae Leese: Instructor
•Walt Disney Studios Artist Alum
• 20+ Years Professional Artist in the Film & Television Industry
• Voting Member of the Emmy Academy: Animation Peer Group
• Current *OCSA Art Instructor/Private Tutor
A workshop specifically designed for those auditioning and applying for art education programs(ie. *OCSA, art academies, universitiesand professional art positions.)
**Only 10 students will be accepted.
First Come First Served.**
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Refreshments Will be Provided
At the Treasury
422 W. Almond Ave
Orange, CA 92866
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What is Provided in the Workshop
• One-on-one consulting time with the instructor discussing each piece of artwork in the portfolio
• Continued personal consultation and instruction during the class as the student makes modifications and improvements to each art piece.
• Tips and tricks for making more impactful drawings and paintings.
• Opportunity to arrange private consultation time with the instructor in the future for follow-up sessions before designated deadline.
Instructions and Supplies Needed for Class
• Bring all artwork considered for their portfolio. Also bring portfolio book
• Bring any reference photos/sketches along with the same art supplies/mediums used in creating your original artwork so there can be modifications made if needed.
• Dress appropriately. Wear clothing you can get messy.
• Bring a notebook and pen or pencil to take detailed notes.
• Bring water to drink
• If there are special dietary needs, please email them or feel free to bring your own lunch.
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*Please Note: The Instructor has no association with any decision-making for admittance to any school nor does the workshop guarantee admittance to any school.
Instructor's Personal Portfolio Examples
The Animation Guild
1105 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Artwork on display until September 29th, 2019