Beginning Drawing: Drawing a Blank
This introductory studio course focuses on the fundamentals of drawing. Beginning with mark-making and direct observation, we will explore a variety of media, techniques, and subject matter both in and out of the classroom. Using a blend of traditional and experimental approaches to rendering, we will address the rudimentary properties of drawing: lines, form, texture, shape, value, and gesture, and how they relate to the three-dimensional world around us. In addition to drawing from the figure, landscape, and still life arrangements, we will expand the drawing conversation to consider Land Art, cartography, performance, and conversation as potential drawing instruments. Students are encouraged to develop their own idiosyncratic methods of exploring an idea while gaining familiarity and confidence with materials. Through class discussion, critique, and presentations, we will hone the verbal and analytical skills necessary to critically examine your work and the work of your peers.
Lisa R. Crallé
Poseidon (Zeus?), 2014
18 x 26 inches
Courtesy of the artist