Contemporary and traditional approaches to the figure are the focus and inspiration of this course. We will explore composition, light, gesture, contour and space through the juxtaposition of models and objects. The class will address proportion and traditional methods for observational drawing, including perspective. We will experiment with various materials: charcoal, sumi ink, graphite, erasers, water-based and mixed media. Exploration of other artists past and present will provide context for understanding artmaking and its history. Class discussion and critiques will encourage the development of ideas and experimentation. This course is open to beginners and experienced artists. Level: all levels (beginner to advanced).
Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.