Classes

Winter/ Spring Classes at the Yale Peabody Museum

101A Drawing I
Sundays, January 10 to February 28, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Dorie Petrochko
$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours
Registration closed

169X Plants and Their Pollinators: A Sketchbook Journey
Fridays, January 22 to February 19, 2 to 5 pm
Instructors: Dorie Petrochko and Jim Sirch
$300 5 weeks, 15 hours
Registration closes January 15

Explore the uncommon lifestyles of our common pollinators such as birds, bees, butterflies, and moths. We will draw them in a sketchbook-journal format representing each species and their interrelationship with plants. No previous drawing experience is necessary.
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263X Composition and Design
Sundays, March 7 to May 2, 1 to 4 pm (No class April 4)
Instructor: Dorie Petrochko
$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours
Prerequisites: Drawing II, Colored Pencil I or Watercolor I
Registration closes February 28

Learning the elements of composition and design is fun and essential for completing successful paintings and illustrations. Exploring color theory, notan composition, spatial relationships, the golden mean, and perspective, we will create dynamic studies that will serve as templates for final projects.
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225 Colored Pencil II
Mondays, May 3 to June 28, 1 to 4 pm (No class May 31)
Instructor: Dorie Petrochko
$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours
Prerequisite: Colored Pencil I
Registration deadline, April 26

Using both traditional and experimental methods, students will master the techniques of colored pencil needed to create detailed and accurate illustrations for portfolio presentation or publication. Course concentration will be focused on refining techniques learned in Colored Pencil I, increasing pigment intensity, creating textural effects and working closely from museum specimens and still life objects.
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 294X Business Practices for Artists
Thursdays, April 8 to May 27, 1-4 pm
Instructor: Dorie Petrochko
$480, 8 weeks, 24 hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of three 200-level courses and two electives. See NSIP Certificate Course Requirements on the Peabody Website

Registration closes March 29

In this class, you will hone your skills in marketing your work as an artist, fine tuning your portfolio, resume, artist statement, and website, both online and analog. Each student will create a promotional media portfolio to showcase their work to present to potential clients in the fine and community arts.
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Birds and Their Habitats- A Sketchbook Journey

September 4- Nov 2

Instructors: Dorie Petrochko and Jim Sirch

$360, 6 weeks, 18 hours

 

 

Through online demonstrations and lectures Dorie Petrochko and Jim Sirch will offer insight into bird anatomy, migration habits, nesting habitats and the interrelationships between birds and plants. The class will be in an informal journal note-taking style, rendering  sketches of birds and their habitats.