• CCBC Senior Student painting a model in an art course

Senior Art Courses

Explore courses in painting, drawing, ceramics, crafts and art history.

Drawing for Beginners
Learn to use the basic drawing techniques in line, shape form, contour, value, perspective, spatial relationships, measurements and proportion rules while doing hands-on projects. Bring a drawing pad 9 by 12" or larger, pencil and eraser to the first class. A supply list will be provided at the first session. 

Art in Photography
Put the WOW into your photos! Learn how to take photographs with composition awareness and creativity to enhance your skills with such techniques as: the rule of thirds, photojournalism eye, art elements, and principles of design. 

Drawing and Painting for the Senior Adult
Learn the basic techniques of various two-dimensional media. Discuss the use of media and the techniques used to achieve desired effects, as well as the equipment necessary to complete a two dimensional project.

Drawing and Printing
Learn basic skills for charcoal, pencil, pen and ink drawing and woodblock and line printing.

Drawing Skills for Seniors
Learn the basics of drawing from observation, using such simple tools as pencils, charcoal, pens, pastels and chalk. Through instruction and individual attention, you'll cover line and composition, light/shade, and cross-hatching/wash. Materials required. Supply list given at first class.

Fundamentals of Portrait Drawing
Create realistic facial features in pencil, charcoal and pastel, using the five concepts of ideal light and shadow. Learn how to mix colors for a variety of skin tones, draw facial expressions and structure and translate photographs into fine art portraits.

Fundamentals of Portrait Painting
Learn the fundamentals of portrait painting in watercolor, oil and pastels. We will practice drawing and measuring, and discuss color and value. You must bring a photo to class. 

Intermediate Drawing
Use what you learned in Drawing for Beginners to produce more advanced drawings with a variety of materials such as pen/ink, charcoal, pastels and more. Explore how to create portraits, landscapes and perspective and still life drawings. Bring a pencil and art pad; a list of materials will be provided at the first class. 

Intermediate Pastel Painting
Achieve higher levels of sophistication in your work with individual instruction in techniques for your chosen subject matter. Explore the better use of spatial placement, color, depth, luminosity, professional grade of surface and pastels and under-drawings. Also, learn how to create three-dimensional work from imagination. 

Pastel Painting
Pastels were developed in the 18th century as a portable paint. Learn the wide range of effects available with this versatile medium. Materials 
list will be provided at the first class. 

Pastel Painting from Still Life
Learn to sketch, draw, shade, and color still life with the use of charcoal and soft pastels, using such different surfaces as paper, glass, metal and fabric. 

Portrait Drawing from a Model
Learn the concepts and techniques used to create and draw portraits from live models; positioning the model, spatial relationships, use of lighting, sketching, shading for different effects and the relationship of components to complete the drawing.

Watercolor Painting-Beginners/Intermediate
Acquire basic and intermediate painting skills while being introduced to wash, dry brush and masking techniques. Subject matter such as landscapes, still life, and a portraiture will be included. Materials list provided at the first class.