390 El Camino Real, Suire U

Belmont, CA 94002

Tel: 650-453-3120

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Kids Teaching Kids (KTK): Pencil Drawing Camp

July 23-27, 2018, 12:30-3:30pm

Teacher: Mihir Joshi, age 12

Theme: Mythical Creatures

Mihir enjoys spending his time creating art while learning various techniques. He is excited to teach pencil art to other kids. The theme is Mythical Creatures, in which he will choose black and colored pencils. Advantages of working with pencils is that they are extremely lightweight and portable. They don't require any intensive set-up - you can just take them wherever you go, open your sketchbook or drawing pad, et voila! An art making session with colored pencils is just as quick and easy to clean up as it is to set up. This makes pencils very non-messy compared to other art mediums.

Mihir has created many art pieces in different medium. Water color, pastels, colored pencils, sidewalk chalk are different media he has worked with. If asked to choose his favorite medium he will name all of them as his top choice. He has won art fair contests at school, while his latest one is the Young Artist Award from the Junior Duck Stamp contest 2018. He has created greeting cards from his art and sold it to friends and family to raise money for his Robotics Team.


Mihir also has a funny bone. One summer he created an abstract art and titled it, 'joy, light and beauty'. Here is his explanation on abstract art, 'it is something young people don't understand and old people pay a lot of money to buy it'.



















Pencil Drawing Camp

July 3 to July 7, 2017 (no camp on July 4th), 12:30-3:30pm
Theme: African Safari
Subject: Create landscapes and/or wildlife animals with graphite drawing pencils.
Our pencil-drawing camp will begin with a brief introduction of art materials, then projects will be assigned. Students will learn how to draw layouts with simple lines and shapes for their subjects. They will also learn about composition, proportion, and basic perspective.
After the layout is done, students will practice basic toning from light to dark using hatching, cross-hatching, and blending. Students will also learn how to create the illusion of form and light by applying different values, emphasizing contrast, and enhancing artwork with texture.
Each pencil-drawing project will be assigned based on the student's age and drawing experience. If the student cannot complete their project in one afternoon lesson, they will continue the same project the next lesson. Students will create their artwork by observing and studying reference materials such as still-life props, drawing and painting samples, and photographs.
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