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Course Overview

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 Attend

Appropriate for beginners. Everyone is welcome to this class as long as curiosity and a will to make is present.

Additional Information

Materials List

24” x 18” Sketch Pad (or any large format, inexpensive newsprint drawing pad)

1 similar sized multipurpose drawing pad with heavier paper

4b-8b pencils

Vine/compressed charcoal

Black dense charcoal (black pastel could be used)

2b pencils

Gum eraser

Kneaded eraser

White studio eraser

Glue

Scissors

Collage material (assorted colored paper/fabric etc.)

Water soluble paint ( either tempera, acrylic, watercolor or gouache)

Assorted brushes

For the first class, you only need to bring drawing pads, pencils, charcoal and erasers.

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Section Title
Abstract Drawing: Line, Form, Value and Texture
Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Aug 24, 2022 to Oct 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
21.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $189.00
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 21, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 21, 2022
Instructors
  • Michael Ottersen

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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