Central Arkansas residents who are looking to learn more about art without the stress of tests and grades can take one of four extended education courses in visual arts and art history this fall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Extended Education courses are non-credit, community enrichment classes. Leslie Mangiamele, a professional artist who has taught studio art and art history for more than 33 years at UA Little Rock, will offer three drawing classes on Mondays from Sept. 9 to Nov. 11 with a tuition of $189 per student.
Drawing for Adults for those 18 and older will be held from 2-3:15 p.m. This is a comfortable and casual drawing class designed for the adult who has had some, little, or no formal training. It is a class in classical drawing that includes the close observation and rendering of objects from nature and the man-made world. Modeled on college art classes, students will study the elements of art, principles of design, and a variety of traditional drawing techniques.
Drawing for the Young Child will be held from 4-5 p.m. This is a classical drawing class designed for the young child and is for children who have had little or no formal training. The emphasis is on drawing from reality, learning basic techniques, becoming acquainted with the elements of art, and experimentation with a variety of art media. Friendly, fun competitions and rewards will be used for inspiration.
Drawing for Pre-Teens and Teens will take place from 5:15-6:30 p.m. This is a drawing class designed for the student who has had some formal training and achieved a basic level of accomplishment or higher. It is a class in classical drawing technique that includes the close observation and rendering of objects from nature and the man-made world.
Floyd Martin, professor of art history, will teach Great Artists of 18th and 19th Century Europe on Tuesdays from 3-4:15 p.m. The classes will run from Sept. 10 to Nov. 19. Each class will focus on major figures of European art from the Rococo, Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, and Impressionist periods. The cost of the course is $115, and 75 percent of the tuition will go toward scholarship funds for art and design students at UA Little Rock.