Community Academy Visual Art Institute
 

The Community Academy Visual Art Institute develops creative expression and teaches imagination through in-depth study and experimentation. Class sizes are intentionally small to allow students to receive individual attention and discover their own artistic voice. With a focus on offering quality instruction in visual arts, every class is designed to be an accessible and successful experience for students regardless of age or ability.

About the Visual Art Institute

Offering ongoing weekly courses and workshops, our approach to learning centers on building foundational skills that contribute to the creation, understanding and appreciation of art. Our classes provide students opportunities to expand their artistic abilities, create artwork in various mixed media and learn within a small and diverse creative peer group. 

Art Classes for All Ages & Experience

Figures and Portraits

Rendering the human form can seem daunting at first, but with this online course, you will learn how to look at light and shadow in a way that simplifies the process.  Step by step instruction, and positive artistic feedback fuel your development.  In any given medium, students will be able to accomplish portraits from observation and photo references.  This class relies heavily on freedom of expression and an emphasis on personal growth.

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2D Drawing and Painting

Experimenting with mediums and techniques, students in this course will study composition, color theory, texture, form, line, and value.  Beginning with the basics and working into more complex concepts, this class develops skills for the newer artist, and builds upon established experience for the returning learner.  All skill levels are welcome in this vibrant course.

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Photoshop for Beginners

This course is for the student that would like to learn the basics of Photoshop.  Topics such as where to access tools, drop down menus, filters, layers, and using the history in order to navigate your process will be covered.  Students will learn about brush styles, text, color and pattern.  Photoshop for Beginners is a fun way to familiarize yourself with a program that is making it easier to retouch photos at home, and create original designs from your own home.

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3D Art & Sculpting

Class description coming soon