HM157 will be host to several Trade School LA classes in May! To attend this class, just register through the Trade School website prior to May 20. **please note that you must pre-register through the website to attend!**
What is Trade School?
Trade School Los Angeles is a community-run organization which offers classes to the public through the use of barter instead of money. Instead of getting paid federal dollars, our teachers ask students to fulfill 1 barter request in exchange for attendance to their class. The teachers make their own barter lists, and students can choose which request they want to fulfill when they sign up for a class. Trade School LA hopes to build community, and share the value of practical wisdom and mutual aid. We believe that everyone has something to offer. We will offer 28 classes throughout May, happening in a variety of locations. We'll then spend the summer re-programming a new schedule, and offer our next semester of classes in September 2014. Trade School Los Angeles was founded by HM157 board member Leanne Pedante. TSLA operates through the unpaid and loving efforts of self-organized, hard-working folks who believe it can bring good things to Los Angeles.
During this class session, we will work on color mixing and other painting techniques, as well as observational painting in practice. This class will focus on improving students' understanding of color, form, perspective, value, proportion, and composition so that they may leave with a better understanding of the medium, confidence working with watercolors, and translating the three dimensional world we see into two-dimensional paintings.
Supplies You'll Need to Bring to Class:
- a set of liquid watercolors in tubes
- a pallette
- a glass for water
- a set of acrylic watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes
- a pad of watercolor paper
- artists tape
- a gum eraser.
Bring one of the following as your barter admission to class:
A hammock (I can dream right?)
Art Supplies: Preferably acrylic paint or watercolors
Artwork, Hand Made Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, zines etc.
Books or magazines with great pictures-‐preferably used
Bottled or Fresh Lemonade or earl gray tea. Can never get enough.
Cool and unique looking fabrics
Organic Fruit: I LOVE Lemons, Limes, and Mangoes, if you have a tree that is awesome.
Picture Frames preferably large, simple and with glass
Plants: If you grow plants, and want to bring in one in payment! Great! I love cacti, herbs, vegetables and flowers.
Socks for women’s size 7. Can never have enough. Preferably new and black.
About the teacher, Kathryn Drury
Kathryn Drury was born in Los Angeles, has most recently lived in New York and Chicago, and Now lives in Los Angeles. Working in drawing, painting, print, installation, and video, her current work addresses the fluidity of time and memory as it relates to culture and the individual eventuating in a body of work that merges cultural memes with the artists own memories creating images of flux, forgetfulness, structure, focus, solitude, and hope. Her Work has been exhibited, screened, and collected nationally and internationally in New York, Chicago, Barcelona, ES, Biarritz, FR, Sydney, AU, Berlin, DE, Flensburg, DE, Cologne, DE and Beijing, CN. She is an active curator and art journalist practice, and has curated shows in New York, Chicago, and Sydney. Her written work has been published by the Institute for Electronic Art in Alfred, NY. Kathryn Drury currently holds a BFA from the school of Art and Design at Alfred University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute Of Chicago.