The beauty of drawing is in its immediacy, freshness, and general simplicity. When combined with the democracy and infinite application of abstraction you have a working method that can be everything and nothing, or something in-between, depending on the perspective. Utilizing various exercises that rely on process, or memory/experience, or art history, or nature, combined or singular, the student will explore the potential of works on paper. Line, form, color/value, and surface will be the initial starting point for the creation of compositional strategies. Informal critiques and discussions about contemporary art will be a consistent component of the class. Everyone is welcome to this class as long as curiosity and a will to make is present. Be a magician and make something from nothing.
What You'll Learn
- Explore the potential of works on paper: Line, form, color/value, and surface
- Engage in informal critique and discussion
- Be a magician and make something from nothing!
Who Should AttendAppropriate for beginners. Everyone is welcome to this class as long as curiosity and a will to make is present.
24” x 18” Sketch Pad (or any large format, inexpensive newsprint drawing pad)
1 similar sized multipurpose drawing pad with heavier paper
Black dense charcoal (black pastel could be used)
White studio eraser
Collage material (assorted colored paper/fabric etc.)
Water soluble paint ( either tempera, acrylic, watercolor or gouache)
For the first class, you only need to bring drawing pads, pencils, charcoal and erasers.