Fine Art Lessons
Fine Art includes a diverse range of activities in creating visual artifacts (artworks), expressing the artist’s imaginative or technical skill, to be appreciated for their beauty, liveliness or emotional power.
Here at Finoon we provide you with the know-how on using different kinds of material for drawing, painting, sculpting or creating monumental works, installation pieces and murals with mosaic, glass, wood, paper, cloth, coloring substances and pigments that may include dry materials like (pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, ink, soft pastel, oil pastel … etc.) or paint including (oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and the likes).
We aim at cultivating and developing imagination and creativity in our students and provide:
- courses tailored for adults and children as well
- workshops so that students can work on certain skills and learn from one another
- outings in which students can visit inspirational places and experience different kinds of environments
- a dedicated and equipped atelier which students can use whenever they need outside class time
- art exhibitions (annually)
- art competitions
We’re also happy to provide consultation should you need it any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
As long as there are rules and principals that can be studied and followed, then art is definitely something that can be learned; otherwise why would there be such thing as an art school?! All talent can do is make you a better artist but only if you put in enough hard work to make it flourish. Sometimes, a person has so little knowledge and awareness of whether they’re talented to only discover their talent when they actually start learning or working on something. So, we strongly advise you not to judge yourself unless you have actually tried learning with the help of a professional tutor.
Well, many brilliant artists started from where you are now; drawing things that they see around them. That’s absolutely fine! Keep moving step by step and you’ll have the ability to visualize things in your mind. Your character and taste will also develop over time when you have spent enough time experiencing, observing and analyzing different types of things. That’s when your mind will be able to link things together and create something creative and different. That’s how the mind works!
No one ever said there is an age limit to learning. This misconception keeps on being disproved day after day with people actually doing things when they’re perceived as too young or too old by others. It happens all the time! As long as you have the willingness and determination to learn, then it’s definitely something you can do.
Well, if you’re just starting your art journey, we strongly recommend that you start with the fundamental concepts about drawing first and the rest comes after that. Oil paint, or any other pigment for that matter, is only a tool that you use. It’s important to learn how to perceive and draw things first. After that, using any pigment is only a matter of learning its characteristics and technique. A pencil should be enough at the beginning of your journey because it’s a lot easier to use. There’s no need to rush things; you’ll be able to work with the pigments of your choice in time.
Drawing portraits builds upon understanding of figures, light and shadow, perspective and a proper sense of mass and void. You’ll need these topics covered to be able to draw portraits.
Well, it’s not absolutely necessary but it’s preferable because a good sculptor is someone who knows how to visualize things and make them manifest into something concrete. He or she must understand concepts usually learnt when you draw/paint. Sometimes when you study sculptures, you refer to concepts in drawing and painting so it’s advisable that you start with those first.
Finoon offers one group session a month where you’ll be able to interact with other students of the same level and age group; in order to enhance your skills and assess your general progress. Topics covered in a group session may include:
- Sessions about the tools and materials used
- Workshops to work on certain skills or common pitfalls for students that need to be addressed
- Collaborative work among students to make one common artwork, for example, a mural
- Discussions about various topics of art in which students get to analyze, critique and learn together
A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials.
Stained glass is glass that has been colored by adding metallic salts during its manufacture. Pieces of the colored glass are arranged to form patterns or pictures, held together (traditionally) by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame.