Open Studios: Drawing
Instructor: Lauren A. Toomer
It was my honor to work with the following students as they explored drawing, honed skills, and most notably took the time to truly see and express what they saw as a visual language. The class provided students with the opportunity to experiment and create resolved pieces using graphite, charcoal, pen, and watercolor. The following drawings showcase some of the compelling works made in the course.
Instructor: Emily Davis Adams
This course offers an introduction to drawing with an emphasis on the development of observational practices and technical skills in a range of drawing media. We will focus primarily on observation as a means for developing the fundamental elements of drawing. Students may work from many different sources, including still-life set ups, self-portraits, the internet, and the outdoors. As the course is designed to address the fundamental elements of drawing in the context of the contemporary world of art, class will include lectures, films, discussions and (virtual) gallery/museum trips in addition to studio work, group critiques, and technical demonstrations. The in-class and homework assignments encourage the development of techniques, creative responses, and process-based approaches to drawing as a mode of creative expression. The class culminates in a final project that explores self-portraiture through the lens of a chosen contemporary artist’s visual language.
Instructor: Enrique Chagoya
Functional anatomy and perspective as they apply to problems of drawing the form in space. Individual and group instruction as students work from still life set-ups, nature, and the model. Emphasis is on the development of critical skills and perceptual drawing techniques for those with little or no previous experience with pastels, inks, charcoal, conte, and pencil. Lectures alternate with studio work.