Like learning ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’ on the piano it is possible to eventually learn Mozart with basic practiced steps. Beginning students learn through practice pictures, still life, artist inspired projects, and sketchbook inventions. Students are placed in the skill level appropriate to age and skill level.
Instructors guide students with examples, demonstrations, and questions. With time students become comfortable correcting their own mistakes, refining the practice of drawing. Once students learn and sketch with more ease they take on more complex visual images, still life subjects, and projects. Though the classical practice in line, shape, volume, value, and form is important, it is the studio’s philosophy through experience that this practice is enhanced by play, creativity, and invention. To use the imagination is to stimulate the creative vision of the individual and where JULIEART instructors witness the passion in their students.
The curriculum for attaining skill while experiencing drawing and painting through the artist eyes is influenced by the classical measuring system recreated into a formula students can easily learn from. The Sumi technique influences students in the expressive brush stroke practice giving students more tools in using their brush intuitively. The Joy and study of color theory of warm and cool hues is based on the Impressionists, embedded in a way each age group can comprehend and use in designing their own work. Modern Art lends to learning design, and theory of play, pattern, and exploration opening students to new ideas and approaches of working in their art making process.