The Fundamentals of Art Part 1
The Fundamentals of Art Part 1
The Fundamentals of Art Part 1
The Fundamentals of Art Part 1
The Fundamentals of Art Part 1
The Fundamentals of Art Part 1
The Fundamentals of Art Part 1
The Fundamentals of Art Part 1

The Fundamentals of Art Part 1

MAY 20, 27, JUNE 3, 10, 17 & 24

Regular price $180.00

Course Fee: $180
Materials: Student-provided (see Supply Information below)

DATES: MONDAY, MAY 20, 27, JUNE 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2024
TIME: 2:30PM - 4:30PM PDT
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+)
LOCATION: Building 306, Fort Worden, Port Townsend. (COVID protocol will be observed, read our policies here)

We are excited to offer a class designed for anyone interested in diving into creative making or art appreciation, who feels like they are missing a foundation of the concepts of art and design. This six-week class covers the fundamental concepts and language of art so you are well prepared to practice or understand any form of visual art, design, or craft.

This class is the first of our two-part Fundamentals of Art series, focusing on the seven elements of art, the essential building blocks or visual tools that artists and designers of all media combine in infinitesimal ways depending on the artist or designer's intention. You will learn through examples, explanation, and fun art making using a variety of media. At the end of this class you will have a visual journal of notes and artwork that you can expand on in Fundamentals of Art Part 2, when you will focus on the principles of design.

At the end of these two classes you will have the basic knowledge of art and design concepts needed to be successful in any visual art form you want to practice, as well as an expanded understanding of visual art. Your instructor, Anne Pfeiffer, is a practicing artist who has also taught Fundamentals of Art and Design at the college level.

See Fundamentals of Art Part 2 to continue on this journey.

Students will need a hardcover spiral-bound mixed media (or watercolor) sketchbook with paper of at least 90#, 8.5" x 11" or 9" x 12" (or larger); for example, Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Visual Journal, Canson XL hardcover Mixed Media, or Artist Loft brand (last 2 can be usually found at Michael's). Also appropriate is Strathmore Watercolor Visual Journal (140#). All other materials are provided by Northwind Art School.

    After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal, including course syllabus and supply information. Learn more

    Anne Pfeiffer has a graduate degree in painting and decades of experience as a high school art teacher, community college art instructor, and adult and teen workshop instructor. She currently lives in Port Angeles and paints landscapes and still lifes, often plein air, and participates in regional and national exhibitions and events.

    See more: courses with Anne
    Artist website: Anne Pfeiffer@annepfeifferartist and @annepfeiffer

    This course is eligible for a 10% member discount at the Supporter level and beyond. 
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    Quimper Mercantile and Don's Pharmacy offer Northwind Art School students a 10% discount on art supplies.

    If Northwind Art has to cancel a course for any reason, all enrolled students will receive a 100% refund (including any materials fee).

    Students who withdraw from a course at least seven days prior to its first meeting will receive a 90% refund (less any materials fee).

    Students withdrawing fewer than seven days from the first day of class are not eligible for a refund except in the case of illness or injury, in which case they are eligible to receive a 40% refund (less any materials fee).

    Please note that 10% of every course’s registration fee is considered to be a non-refundable deposit in cases of withdrawal to cover administrative overhead. All refunds will be applied to the same credit card that was used for enrollment. No credits or transfers will be granted. Please contact for more information.

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