This course will cover basic techniques, materials, theory, vocabulary, and overall practice of observational drawing. We will investigate composition, spatial relationships, and the importance of light as it relates to the illusion of three-dimensional space. You will complete several drawings from life, including still lifes, portraits, and more. These drawings will be executed using a variety of traditional drawing materials such as charcoal, graphite, and ink as well as allow for experimentation with nontraditional media. You will develop an understanding of technical variety in mark-making using perspective, proportion, scale, volume, texture, contrast, value, line, and shading. Lectures, discussions, and group critiques will aid students in challenging their work and supplement weekly drawing projects.
Annie Albagli is a video and sound based installation artist whose work delves into personal narratives drawn from specific landscapes and communities. She has held residencies in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, including, most recently at, Djerassi, This Will Take Time, and A-Z West. Recent commissions include: a site specific performance and live stream for the exhibition InLight, Bridging the Light a site specific installation for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and This is My Love Letter to You... an interactive installation at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington D.C. She holds an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from Boston University.