Fine Arts

Delaware College of Art and Design
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Fine Arts

DCAD offers a variety of fine arts classes including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, and more – allowing students to explore diverse media and subjects.  Open to beginning and advanced students, classes are guided by professional, exhibiting artists who help students gain creative and technical skills through discussion, studio work and critiques.  

All Continuing Education students have the opportunity to exhibit their work within DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at the annual Continuing Education Exhibition.

Classes are open to the community as part-time, non-degree courses of study.

Join us!  Whether you are interested in sharpening your skills, enhancing your artistic abilities, or advancing your career, we have classes that fit your interests and schedule.  For information, advisement or a tour, contact jcampbell@dcad.edu at 302.622.8867 x.110.

Register now online or via phone (302.622.8867 x.110).

Winter Workshops begin in January!

FIGURE & PORTRAIT SCULPTURE
COURSE ID: FA0036
Instructor: Harold Kalmus
SIX SESSIONS
Monday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 9; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $230; 2 CEUs
This course will explore the materials and methods for figure or portrait sculpture while working from
a live model. Students may choose to work on a full figure or life-size portrait. This course is intended
for students of any level interested in developing a sound foundation in figure sculpture or improving
their existing skills. Working with clay from live models on a series of figure studies, students will
focus on gesture, proportion, and basic anatomy, with an emphasis on honing three-dimensional perception and the creation of sculptures with full and rich volume. Students will be provided with a materials list upon registration.

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING TECHNIQUES
COURSE ID: FA0156
Instructor: DCAD Faculty
SIX SESSIONS
Wednesday, Jan. 7 – Feb. 11; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $230 / Lab Fee: $30; 2 CEUs
This class will build upon the basic fundamentals associated with drawing, and affords students the opportunity to experiment and take on larger, more ambitious projects. Students will explore drawing as a vehicle for self-expression and the development of a unique visual poetry. Drawing will be approached as an experimental activity that serves as an immediate laboratory and testing ground for a larger studio practice.

THE FACE: FEATURES & EXPRESSION
COURSE ID: FA0246
Instructor: Olga Nielsen
SIX SESSIONS
Thursday, Jan. 5 – Feb. 9; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $230; 2 CEUs
An in-depth study for those who wish to better understand, draw or paint facial features.  Through the creation of oversized studies of the eyes, nose, ear and mouth, students will gain greater confidence and skill in rendering both features and expressions. This class is open to both beginning and advanced students.