Always wanted to learn more about art, or perhaps learn how to create your own paintings, drawings, or sculptures? It’s never too late – you can sign up today for an art class at a community college or other adult education center near you.
It is never too late for art – many people, after many years of working in another career, finally find the time to discover or pursue their real passion for art in retirement. Others enjoy it during night or weekend hours. Classes are available in all types of art, from lessons for beginners up through studio sessions attended by professional artists who enjoy the camaraderie of working together.
Classes in Art Appreciation
Classes where you learn about different types of art or make an in-depth study of a particular artist or period are often offered through museums. Some of these classes even involve travel to other countries to view the beautiful works of art on exhibit at the museums there – so if you’ve always wanted to go to the Louvre to see the Mona Lisa, perhaps you could do so with a whole class of fellow art lovers!
One of the first types of classes a beginning artist takes is a drawing class to learn the fundamentals of composition. Often the class will begin with a still life study, but may then advance to the more complex life drawing which involves a real, live (and yes, often nude) model.
After you’ve learned to draw, perhaps you might want to learn to express yourself in paint. Classes are available in watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting, and in more advanced classes you may even learn to mix your own paints and prepare your own canvases.
Perhaps you’ve always wanted to create in three dimensions. Sculpture classes are available which will teach you to mold clay, weld metal, or create using a wide variety of other materials.
Sure, you’ve been snapping away for most of your life, first with that point-n-shoot, now with a cool new digital camera. But if you’d really like to see what an artist sees through the lens and learn how to capture that perfectly composed shot, a class in art photography may be for you.