Drawing Olympiad

Carmen Lang

Carmen Lang 
12 Sessions » Tuesdays, September 9–November 25
7:30–10:30 pm | Studio 14 and Studio 106 | $480

Prerequisite: This course is appropriate for students who have an interest in developing drawing skills and a desire to work with the figure. All levels welcome.

The same way an athlete exercises to optimize performance, this course will exercise eye-hand coordination by working with the figure in multiple formats. Students will practice drawing from a live model with a series of exercises designed to modify sight, touch, and perception. We will then use clay to render 3D versions of original sketches. By the end of the course, students will have collected a series of 2D and 3D works that will be archived and presented to observe the difference between early exercises and later, more advanced course projects. 

“Carmen provided a very supportive environment and her casualness allowed space for experimentation and playfulness. Carmen was a joy.” –Paper/Clay Alliance student, 2014

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Carmen Lang has a BFA from La Esmeralda in Mexico City, where she was also a professor of ceramics and drawing, and an MFA from California College of the Arts. Lang has been awarded several artist residencies in Canada, at The Banff Centre and University of Manitoba, and in Mexico at Uriarte Talavera, Puebla. She learned hot glass at Penland School of Crafts and metal arts at Sierra College. She will be participating at the symposium Figurative Association: The Human Form in Clay at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in 2014.



Carmen Lang
Heroe, 2006
12 x 8 x 8 inches
Courtesy of the artist