The vast majority of San Diego art schools and studios teach their students to draw by training the hand. These drawing classes focus on training the hand to move in a certain manner. This method of learning is difficult at best and boring/tedious at worst. Students will often be overwhelmed causing them to question their ability to draw.
The breakthrough training Prima Materia provides is based on 35 years of in classroom teaching on top of a very unique 5 years of study under the direct tutoring of 5 of the top contemporary artists of the soviet empire from 1976-1981.
We believe your ability to draw is based on your ability to see. Our method of teaching is inclusive and fit for total beginners, professional artists, and everyone in between. The Studio Intro package serves as a foundation for artists to begin their artistic journey. For complete beginners, the Studio Intro package will introduce you to all the fundamentals of drawing. For those that have background in drawing, these two classes will teach you how to see differently, as well as introduce new aspects of drawing, only discoverable through conversation.
You will learn the Old Masters techniques of shading, composition, negative and positive shapes, tonal value, and much more. You will gain the tools and knowledge to be able to draw anything you want.
Everyone has the ability to draw, and in these two classes, you will catch a glimpse of your artistic capability. Once you complete both drawing classes you will see that your goal of becoming an artist is closer than you think.
By learning to see like an artist you will redefine what you thought was possible. You will be able to apply the tools you gain in these classes to all of your future works giving you a new sense of artistic freedom.