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Painting and Drawing

Painting and Drawing

Six one-week sessions 
June 24– 28
July 1-3 (No camp July 4 & 5) 
July 8-12  
July 15-19
July 22-26 
July 29-August 2 

9 a.m.–12 p.m., $270 per session ($165 for July 1-3) 
1:00-3:30 p.m., $225 per session ($135 for July 1-3) 
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., $550 per session ($325 for July 1-3) 

Rising 6th through rising 12th graders 

What to bring: Old T-Shirt or Smock, lunch with drink (full-day only), snack, water bottle, creativity! 

Calling all art enthusiasts! The painting and drawing program allow campers to have complete flexibility over their creativity. In the morning, the teacher will explain the painting and drawing topics of study for the day, and the campers will be given the choice to focus on the skills of painting or drawing for the morning period. Campers who are participating in the full day program can take full advantage of what Landon has to offer by participating in both the painting and drawing program each day.  


Painting: 

Beginners 

Students will experiment with various painting media including pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Our curriculum introduces new painters to a variety of genres including representational still-life studies, landscapes, portraiture, Impressionistic scenes and abstract creations. The class emphasizes basic painting and rendering techniques for students who are new to painting through daily, personalized instruction that facilitates artistic growth.  

Daily topics will include: 

  • Claude Monet and the Impressionists 

  • Landscapes 

  • Watercolor and acrylic paints 

  • Positive-negative painting  

  • Georgia O'Keefe flower paintings 

  • Pointillism  

  • Other topics based on student interest 

Advanced 

Students will experiment with various painting media including pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paint. Our curriculum incorporates a variety of genres including representational still-life studies, landscapes, portraiture, Impressionistic scenes, and abstract creations. Daily, personalized instruction facilitates artistic growth.  Students can learn how to assemble a portfolio for college admission and beyond. On a case-by-case basis, some of our more experienced students are encouraged to create artwork for their International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) portfolios.   

Daily topics will include: 

  • Futurism and Surrealism 

  • Underpainting/layering 

  • Light and shadow properties 

  • Mono-color and complementary color painting 

  • Human figures in motion 

  • Distorted photo montage 

  • Other topics based on student interest 

The end of each week culminates with a group critique highlighting all student work. During individual and group critiques, we cultivate aesthetic awareness and encourage personal artistic expression.  


Drawing: 

Beginners 

Beginning students will develop basic naturalistic rendering skills using various drawing media including pencil, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels and ink. We introduce basic perspective and composition techniques as they apply to observing light and shadow properties.  These techniques are emphasized daily with personalized instruction. Most importantly, the class allows beginning students to gain experience in three-dimensional drawing techniques.  

Daily topics will include: 

  • Claude Monet and the Impressionists 

  • Landscapes 

  • Georgia O'Keefe and pastel techniques 

  • Macro drawing 

  • Other topics based on student interest 

Advanced 

Advanced students will reinforce prerequisite concepts such as rendering basic forms, 3D objects, and perspective using various drawing media including pencil, charcoal, chalk pastels, oil pastels and ink. These techniques are emphasized daily with personalized instruction. Students can learn how to assemble a portfolio for college admission and beyond. On a case-by-case basis, students are encouraged to create artwork for their International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) portfolios.  

Daily topics will include: 

  • Parallel perspective, oblique perspective, aerial perspective 

  • Light and shadow properties 

  • Futurism and Surrealism 

  • Positive-negative drawing 

  • Other topics based on student interest 

The end of each week culminates with a group critique highlighting all student work. During individual and group critiques, we cultivate aesthetic awareness and encourage personal artistic expression.  

Meet our Staff:

Michael Carter graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in secondary education, while also spending extra hours in the sculpture studio creating metal sculptures and three-dimensional assemblages. In 1981, he joined Landon School as a teacher in the art department where he taught design and art history in Middle School, and currently teaches sculpture, drawing, and architectural design in the Upper School. Mr. Carter has had the privilege of teaching many talented Landon students in our studios and is always excited to witness their artistic growth and genuine aesthetic engagement. 
 
Fun fact: Mr. Carter spent 20 years leading art focused European trips for Landon students and continues to explore Europe on his own. 

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