Monday, February 03, 2020

Upcoming Classes in Nashville, TN

I have a busy Spring ahead of me here in Nashville!  Joseph and I are wrapping things up here in Tennessee and preparing to get married and move back to Louisiana.  In the meantime, I wanted to say goodbye with a bang!  These classes are your last chance to take an art class with me in person in Nashville, TN, and I have a little something for anyone who might enjoy this blog!

Please register for classes early to ensure your place in class.  Since I'm responsible for printed templates and resources, and provide most class materials, it's helpful to have a good idea of how many students are attending, so I can prepare ahead of time.  If you’d like one on one critique or advice, please make sure you bring examples of your work (physical is best) and show up a bit early so I have time to help you!

For Plaza classes:  If you would like to register someone under the age of 13, please register for the class with them. Kids are welcome, but only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All other classes in this post are for teens and kids.

Classes are for February-May 2020 and are subject to change.  Please register in advance to secure your seat and to allow me to properly prepare in advance.  If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to email me!


Watercolor for Comics and Illustration
February 8th- 1PM-4PM
PlaZa Artist Materials
Nashville, TN
$25 admission, supplies provided
Register through email-nashvilleclasses@plazaart.com or call 615-254-3368
All ages welcome, but children under 13 need to register with a guardian

Have you always wanted to learn how to use watercolor for illustration and comic art? Or maybe you know someone who loves traditional media art and would be interested in expanding their experience?
I’m teaching a class on watercolor for comic and illustration art through Plaza Artist Materials in Nashville, TN, on Saturday, February 8th!  It's called How to Use Watercolors on the schedule.  Even if you know absolutely nothing about watercolor, you’re welcome to sign up and take this class! We’ll be providing everything you need for three hours of watercolor fun including paints, papers, and snacks! If you want to learn how to use your own watercolor supplies, bring them along! The class is from 1-4PM, and I welcome artists of all ages and experience levels to come learn the secrets to watercolor for comics.
I’ll provide you with a list of recommended supplies, if you want to start shopping after the class is over, and once you get home, you can explore years of watercolor tutorials and reviews to help bolster your studies on Nattosoup Studio Art and Process Blog and my Youtube channel. And of course, you’re welcome to reach out to me via email!




Learn to Draw Anything
Standalone Pop Up Class
February 19th, 4-5PM
The Little Art House
Nashville, TN
Register through The Little Art House
Price TBA

Want to learn how to draw, or level up your art?  I'll teach you the magic secret that they don't teach you in public school art classes!   Everything in our 4D world is made up of pretty basic 3D shapes that can be drawn on 2D paper.  I'll show you how to break complex objects down into those basic shapes, and teach you how to draw them.  When you leave this class, you'll see the world in a whole new way!



Manga Madness
Standalone Pop Up Class
February 26th, 4-5PM
The Little Art House
Nashville, TN
Register through The Little Art House
Price TBA

Love anime and manga?  Trying to find your own art style?  In this standalone class, I'll show you how to draw your own characters and teach you the basics of constructing faces and facial proportions.  Once you have the basics down, it's easy to tweak it to suit your taste and drawing style!



From Stick to Figure
Standalone Pop Up Class
March 4th, 4-5PM
The Little Art House
Nashville, TN
Register through The Little Art House
Price TBA

Want to learn how to draw people?  Interested in designing your own original characters?  This class will show you how to go from stick figure to character design!  In this hour long class, we're going to focus on capturing gesture and form, as well as answering your figure drawing questions! 



Comic Illustration: Designing Original Characters
March 7th & 8th, 10AM-4PM
Watkins Community Education
Nashville, TN
Register through Watkins Community Education

A weekend crash course on drawing and designing characters for comics and illustration! On Saturday, we're going to focus on figure drawing and understanding the human form using constructive anatomy- great for posing characters! On Sunday we're turning our focus to facial construction, designing faces, and finding your style!

This weekend drawing camp is perfect for young artists who need extra guidance or encouragement to get started on their projects. Classes are held at Watkins College of Art- the perfect setting to inspire.



Manga Madness
March 12th- 4:30-5:30
Bordeaux Branch Fandom Fest
Nashville, TN
Free!

This class is more than just manga!  Part of Nashville Public Library's Fandam Fest, I'll show you how to construct and draw your own characters in this free hour long workshop!  Bring your sketchbooks and be prepared to draw!



Creating Comics
Watkins 4 Week Comic Class
Mondays, March 23rd- April 13th 6:00PM-8:00PM
Watkins Community Education
Nashville, TN
Register through Watkins Community Education

Know a young artist who'd like to start their comics journey?  Or maybe someone who needs a bit of support and encouragement to get started?  This four week comic class, hosted by Watkins Community Education, will walk aspiring comic artists through the basics, giving them the foundation they need to get started.   Get help with the comic process and hands on experience with the tools of the comic trade!




From Stick to Figure
March 28th, 1-4PM
PlaZa Artist Materials
Nashville, TN
$25 admission, supplies provided
Register through email-nashvilleclasses@plazaart.com or call 615-254-3368
All ages welcome, but children under 13 need to register with a guardian

Learn how to go from stick figure to comic character in this three hour drawing workshop hosted by Plaza Artist Materials.  This is a deeper dive into figure drawing and construction.  Feel free to bring snacks and your favorite sketching materials!



Mixed Media Marker
April 11th, 1-4PM
PlaZa Artist Materials
Nashville, TN
$25 admission, supplies provided
Register through email-nashvilleclasses@plazaart.com or call 615-254-3368
All ages welcome, but children under 13 need to register with a guardian

My last marker class in Nashville, so sign up while seats are available!  In Mixed Media marker, get hands on experience with alcohol markers like Copics and Prismacolor, and learn new techniques to really make your marker art pop!  From watercolor to color pencils to chiyogami paper, take your marker illustrations to the next level with creative solutions.



Comic Boot Camp
May 9th, 1-4PM
PlaZa Artist Materials
Nashville, TN
$25 admission, supplies provided
Register through email-nashvilleclasses@plazaart.com
All ages welcome, but children under 13 need to register with a guardian

My last comic class in Nashville!  In this three hour workshop, we'll talk about comic art, process, and you'll get your hands on commonly used comic tools.  Together we'll make an eight page minicomic.  Although we provide the materials, feel free to bring your own favorites!  Snacks are provided, but you're welcome to bring your own.

Sign up here to find out about future classes and workshops!

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