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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.

 

This class is eligible for Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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