Arts, Culture & Language

Anyone Can Draw!
This course is for anyone who likes to doodle!

This beginning course in drawing is designed to develop and expand one's observational abilities and rendering skill, and is designed to train the beginner to draw with surprisingly fast and effective techniques. The course covers fundamentals of structures, aesthetics, and content using still life and natural forms. Students learn methods for drawing objects in terms of line, shape, contour, proportion, light logic, and compositional space. Students will be able to let go of the restraint of preconceived ideas to allow for the creative freedom of being able to draw what is seen.

The course is loosely based on the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards. Students are encouraged, but not required, to purchase the book.

Instructor: Sharon Fields
7 Fridays June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1
1 - 2 pm
Extended Education Classroom Building, EE-1205, CSUDH
Fee: $20
NLLL 151 Section 01, Course No. 30904

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Anyone Can Draw! II
The continuation of the Anyone Can Draw class

The course continues to cover fundamentals of structure, aesthetics, and content using still life and natural forms. Light logic, sighting/perspective, tonal drawing using pencils, pastels, and various other media as well as portraiture, watercolor, and oils.

Prerequisite: Anyone Can Draw I
Instructor: Sharon Fields
5 Fridays: June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1
10 am - 12 pm
Extended Education Classroom Building, EE-1205, CSUDH
Fee: $20
NLLL 151 Section 02, Course No. 30908

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Anyone Can Paint

Have you ever wanted to paint? Why is it that so many accomplished people turn to painting to express their creativity? This beginning course in painting will introduce you to the concepts of composition and color theory. You will learn palette knife techniques and how to transfer and enlarge sketches. Various mediums and subject matters will be covered, and some materials will be supplied.

Instructor: Sharon Fields
7 Wednesdays: June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30
2 - 4 pm
Extended Education Classroom Building, EE-1205, CSUDH
Fee: $20
NLLL 151 Section 03, Course No. 30905

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Enjoying Opera: Comoparing Productions of Famous Opera

Opera series guru, Rodger Hamrick, continues with a focus on Opera productions this summer. He will compare opera productions and discuss the differences between different productions each week. Comparisons include directing, staging, set design, and costumes. Operas Rodger selected are:

Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo", Act One
Monday, June 16, 10 am - 12 pm

Handel's "Giulio Cesare" (Julius Caesar), Act One
Monday, June 23, 10 am - 12 pm

Bellini's "I Puritani", Part Three
Monday, June 30, 10 am - 12 pm

Britten's "Peter Grimes", Prologue and Act One
Monday, July 7, 10 am - 12 pm

Donizetti's "La Fille du Regiment", Act One
Monday, July 14, 10 am - 12 pm

Facilitator: Rodger Hamrick, BA History (Music Minor); MBA
5 Mondays: June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14 • 10 am - 12 pm
Extended Education Building EE-1205, CSUDH
Fee: $15
NLLL 154 Section 01, Course No. 30906

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