Drawing

Course Syllabus/ Description

Learn to draw realistically using selected plates from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course. The course is designed to last about 1 year using the Sight Size method and charcoal. Students are provided with tailored feedback and guidance from the instructor during small-group 30-minute class sessions, held every other week. $20 USD/class

Our Instructors

Instructor

Julie Rodriguez

Instructor Bio

Julie Rodriguez is an artist whose focus in on charcoal drawing instruction with Ode 2 Art Academy.  She enjoys teaching students of all ages.  Throughout the years her artistic talent was seen in handiwork of many crafts, from Culinary to Millinery and now to fine art.  Drawing and painting was always a fascination from a young age, but was unable to pursue it due to family and secular responsibilities.  By always encouraging young ones to draw it became evident that she needed to pursue it for herself.  Once the drawing seed was watered, it flourished using charcoal, graphite and colored pencils as well as watercolor.

With a background in corporate training and employee development, it was natural to use these new skills to help others in their desire to learn to draw.  She thoroughly enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with students.   Julie loves drawing and can help you learn all the fundamentals to build a strong foundation in basic drawing techniques as they were taught in ateliers past and present.

Contact Info

Info.NWSA.Julie@gmail.com

Payment Methods

Paypal, Zelle

Instructor

Dana Sigfusson

Instructor Bio

Dana has been influenced and inspired creatively since she was a small child. Art was always her favorite class in school, and she would go on to win awards in Art throughout her school career. Her biggest artistic inspiration is the uniqueness of the human face and form. With her knack for beautifully rendering reality, Dana has been commissioned to do portraits and wedding invitation artwork.

Her favorite art mediums are pencils for their precision and layering ability, and watercolor for its fluidity, but she is always excited to learn a new way to create. In her early years,
Dana was trained in the art of lost wax casting and continues to enjoy working with her hands. Some of her professional and personal passions include creating jewelry, refinishing furniture, floral arranging, sewing, and fine art.

Dana feels that training under Ed Salazar to learn the Bargue method of drawing and the academics of fine art has been “a dream come true and a great privilege.” Learning digital painting with Rick Novak has also been a joy and has heightened her artistic asset. She was invited to join the team as a drawing instructor in the Ode 2 Art Academy in the spring of 2021.

Contact Info

dana.nwsa@gmail.com

Payment Methods

Zelle, PayPal

Instructor

Cheyenne Powers

Instructor Bio

17 year old instructor from Oklahoma, USA. I have been doing art almost all my life and got the opportunity to be taught by Ed Salazar and teach for his business.

Contact Info

Cheycraftyeyeartz@Gmail.com

Payment Methods

Cash App, Venmo, PayPal

Instructor

Gabriele Bentley

Instructor Bio

Gabriele Bentley has always loved art. Growing up in a small mountain town, she was privileged to be raised by parents who nursed her inborn love of the natural world, and it’s designer. Based on her artwork as a young person, she earned a Scholarship to the Savana Collage of Art and Design, a full scholarship to an other school of her choice and an offer of private patronage with no apparent limitations, among other opportunities. She did not pursue art in that way, however, and enjoyed drafting for her father (a skilled architect, and many say, artist) and further exploring the world through volunteer work.

Gabriele is enthusiastic about many forms of art, but is especially drawn to art that highlights the beauty and scientific complexity of nature, encourages the observer to see the world or something in it in a new way, expresses an undeniable truth or evokes powerful emotions. Gabriele, who has a B.A. in education, loves teaching all subjects and has taught in several venues including private tutoring and lessons, homeschool for her own children and other families and a charter Montessori school. She is grateful for the opportunity to study and teach at Ode to Art Academy. She loves working with all ages and skill levels and is exited to start a new learning journey with you.

Contact Info

Gnb.artgenesis@gmail.com

Payment Methods

Zelle, PayPal, Apple Pay, Venmo, Checks Accepted by Prior Arrangement Only

Instructor

Lindy Maio

Instructor Bio

Lindy has been a graphic designer for over 25 years but in recent years has switched her focus to fine arts. Charcoal, acrylic, oil, and digital painting are her areas of specialty. Though she has always been drawn to fine art since childhood, she firmly believes training and practice are what make an artist, not just genes. She continues her own studies to grow as an artist while teaching the Bargue drawing course, Young Artist drawing course, and the one-week Introduction to Drawing workshop. Her students describe her as an encouraging, patient, and kind instructor. No matter your level of artistic ability, you are sure to grow in her class!

Contact Info

LMaio.NWSA@gmail.com

Instagram: @LindyMaioArt

Payment Methods

Apple Pay, PayPal, and Zelle

 

Instructor

Evelyn Berdan

Instructor Bio

I developed my artistic abilities later on in life, after raising a family.  The artistic ability was there, but not nourished very much.  So when the opportunity became available to take the Bargue drawing course with Ed Salazar, I enthusiastically enrolled.  The drawing exercises definitely honed my drawing skills, which gave me much more confidence when working on various projects. The ability to take a simple outline on my drawing paper and develop it into a 3D form that looks like it’s “popping” right off the paper gives me a real sense of accomplishment.    My initial interest in painting is portraiture, however, I enjoy working on various subjects such as still life, pets, and landscapes.

It is certainly a pleasure to meet and engage with other artists who share the goal of drawing accurately.

I am in Ontario, Canada

EST

 

My method of payment is PayPal

 

Contact Info

evelynberdan@live.com

Payment Methods

Paypal

Instructor Anna Festa

Instructor Bio Anna is an artist who has worked in the commercial and fine art field for 40 years. She has worked in many mediums such as pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, scratchboard, oils and acrylic. She has been a passionate artist since childhood. She studied in New York as a Commercial Artist and worked for several publishing companies as a paste-up artist and illustrator. Believing that an artist should always challenge themselves, she branched out into the fine art fields as well. She studied Oils and learned techniques the Old Masters used in their paintings and incorporated those techniques in a more modern way. She eventually started teaching in this field. She herself has taken the Bargue Course from Ed, and now enjoys teaching this form of drawing as well.
Anna believes that art can do so many things. It invokes feelings, inspires, stirs emotions and challenges
you in a way that brings pure joy and satisfaction.

https://www.annafesta.pixels.com
https:// www.instagram.com/uniqueartsbyannafesta
Facebook.com Uniquearts by Anna Festa

Contact Info

afesta.nwsa@gmail.com, 352 302 8047

Payment Methods

Apple Pay, Paypal, Cash App

Instructor

Jeff Moffett

Instructor Bio

Contact Info

250-415-5382, jeffmoffett.mmpower@gmail.com

Payment Methods

Cheque or PayPal

Instructor

Jessica Spezzacatena

Instructor Bio

I am an Italian artist who transferred a few years ago to Texas. I started to draw when I was a kid and since then it has been one of my greatest passion. Having good drawing skills helped me to be able to achieve other artistic goals that I wanted to master. These skills came in handy when I studied to become a Graphic Designer and a painter, and I will help you to achieve your artistic goals as well.

Contact Info

jessicaspezza.fineart@gmail.com

Payment Methods

Zelle, CashApp, Apple Pay, PayPal

Instructor

Daniela Puente
SPANISH ONLY

Instructor Bio

Hi, my name is Daniela Puente! I’m a drawing instructor in the Spanish feature. I’ve been taking classes for more than a year with Ed Salazar. The girl that started as a simple beginner can now draw things she never imagined. My goal is to share what I have learned with you and help you to perfect your eye. It is not necessary to have prior knowledge, only a taste for art, an enthusiastic attitude, and a lot of desire to learn. I’m excited to see everything you can achieve!

Contact Info

danielapuente@outlook.com

Payment Methods

PayPal

Instructor

Eunice Gomes

Instructor Bio

I have always been captivated by how form, color, and palette come together in unique and distinct ways. I especially enjoy observing and interpreting the grand artistry of nature.
Coming from a family of artisans, creating, capturing, and reproducing images and concepts on a variety of mediums, was a way of life. During my college courses, I continued to hone my artistic skills and technique.
Then, as a student at the School of Fashion Design in Boston, MA, I came to appreciate the subtleties of the human form.
The nuances one needs to take into account when transmitting a sketch design concept into select materials with all its hues and colors.
My studies have included the style and techniques of the Masters, the Bargue Method along with graphic art.
My desire is that my passion for art and the joy I have for sharing it can aid others to learn and progress along with myself in growing as an artist.

Contact Info

469-441-3915

Payment Methods

Zelle

Instructor

Tania Sigfusson

Instructor Bio

As a small child, Tania was fascinated by art, photography and the natural world. Happy hours spent in museums, in art classes, and learning from her mother as the classroom Art Lady fostered her passion for all things creative. In addition, the gift of a camera from her grandmother opened a new world of light and shadow to observe and photograph. Over the past few years, Tania’s art training has included traditional art instruction from Ed Salazar and digital art instruction from Rick Novak. Thanks to them and other mentors, Tania has learned practical techniques that have trained her observational and motor skills and transformed her artwork. Since being invited to join the O2A Academy’s team of traditional drawing instructors last year, Tania enjoys helping others to learn realistic drawing techniques.

With over 30 years experience as a volunteer educator and mentor, Tania is excited to be part of your journey of personal growth and artistic expression!

Contact Info

+1-347-267-6848; tania.nwsa@gmail.com

Payment Methods

Ca$hApp, PayPal, Zelle, Check

Instructor

Talitha Sprengers

Instructor Bio

Talitha Sprengers (23 years old) was born in the Netherlands were Rembrandt and Van Gogh are from. She is personally trained by Ed Salazar. Being a traditional drawing instructor for over a year, her goal is to help her students gain confidence and improving drawing skills. She states: ‘I am doing my upmost to give my students the same wonderful instructions I was given when I was a drawing student myself.’ Her living in Europe makes it easier for European students to join the course at a reasonable time.

Contact Info

talitha.sprengers.ts@gmail.com
+34623415964

Payment Methods

PayPal or bank transfer (only for students who live in a euro country (no fees))

Instructor

Sofia S. Kang

Instructor Bio

I have been teaching the Bargue Drawing Course for one year and have received instruction in oil painting under the guidance of Ed Salazar and Chris Kolupski. I have my own studio where I’ve been working on commissions in oil, and to explore and play, which is what art is about. I love going to art museums where my preference is in post-impressionist art and the Italian Renaissance, among others. It is a pleasure to help you on your artistic journey and share with you the passion for art, a gift from God.

Contact Info

sealion410@yahoo.com

Payment Methods

Zelle, Cashapp, Paypal

Instructor

iliana nwokolo

Instructor Bio

Iliana has a love for art that has developed from a young age. Although she has an Associates of Art Degree in Interior Design, she enjoys learning different forms of art and design. Iliana is a natural teacher who tailors to her students individual needs. She believes anyone can be an artist and enjoys teaching them the techniques to improve their skills.

Iliana currently resides in Washington with her husband. She enjoys hiking in the many landscapes the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Contact Info

916.316.8408

Payment Methods

Apple Pay, Pay Pal, Zelle, Venmo

Instructor

Yuliana Duran

Instructor Bio

I’ve loved and enjoyed painting since I was a child. I took my first painting course when I was 11 years old, and since then painting has become my favorite hobby. I started with charcoal, next pastel, and then oil. I have been trained by Ed Salazar for over two years, and have worked as an art instructor for over a year. I enjoy teaching all who want to enjoy drawing and are willing to see for themselves the learning capacity of our brain.

Contact Info

yuliduran.nwsa@gmail.com

Payment Methods

PayPal

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