Teen Illustration Class in Online Lineup

07 May 2020, Posted by Robin McGowan in Classes, Community, News, Press Releases

Teens interested in boosting their creative and technical skills can join an online class at the Morean Arts Center. The Online Teen Illustration class covers sketching, developing creativity, figure drawing, perspective, charcoal pencil, inking and more. Students focus on what they like to draw, learning techniques and concepts that help them improve their skills and build self-confidence, while learning about different artists and art genres. Because each student works at their own level, there is no need to “keep up” with other students. Additionally, students are encouraged to try new concepts and techniques they may not be familiar with in order to foster their development as artists.

Students interacting live in the online class

The online class also features time for students to share their work and virtually socialize.  “They are really enjoying not only the creative projects, but the opportunity to connect with other teens,” said Morean Education Director Heather Petersen.

When the Morean facilities temporarily closed last month due to COVID-19 best practices, a FREE online version of the popular make and take art program for 5 to 10-year-old children, Saturdays at the Morean was introduced as one of the Morean’s first online programs.  “We are committed to connecting the community to art,” said Howayda Affan, Executive Director, Morean Arts Center. “For over 100 years, the Morean has navigated challenges and changes to continue serving the community. Art is essential to health and well-being.  We also believe that art is the soul of our community.”

The Morean is also offering FREE online gallery tours, artist demonstrations and a collection of creativity and business workshops created during World Creativity and Innovation week. Several online courses are also offered for adults in media ranging from photography to pastels.

“We continue to prepare for the time when we can open our Free galleries, shops featuring locally made art, the Chihuly Collection and studio classrooms,” added Affan. “We will also continuously strive to adapt to the needs of the families and artists we serve.”

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