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Drawing Master Classes allow participants to study and create alongside our MFA and Certificate candidates. During the Fall semester of 2020, Lourdes Bernard will lead a course on Friday mornings from 9am – 1pm and Clintel Steed will lead a course on Friday afternoons from 2pm – 6pm.

Image-Making in Drawing – VIRTUAL
with Lourdes Bernard

Fridays, 9am – 1pm
September 25 – December 18

Cost: $925

Course Description 

This drawing course will explore the process of image making to communicate ideas, feelings, and content about your unique perceptual experience of the figure and of perceptual space. This course will focus on understanding drawing as a tool of visual exploration and how drawing has historically been a vehicle for communication. The course will provide the student with specific media experience. Using collage, sumi-ink, graphite, and various drawing materials we will explore the relationship between the animating trait of an image and how the materials employed contribute to the image’s aesthetic force. Referencing historical and contemporary examples we will study images to understand the role of content in image making and its impact on the viewer. In the outside assignments students are expected to explore their own sensibility, the surrounding environment and pictorial interests by developing a rigorous sketchbook practice. In class we will work at different scales and at different paces and emphasize the experiential nature of drawing. 

Course Syllabus

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Drawing from the Metropolitan Museum – VIRTUAL
with Clintel Steed

Fridays, 2pm – 6pm
September 25 – December 18

Cost: $925

Course Description

In this class, we will be “meeting” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art each week by accessing their virtual collection bank together through Zoom. We will “visit” different parts of the collection each week before focusing on one masterwork from which we will make transcriptions. We will focus on the idea of the figure through time and explore how the figure is used throughout history. We will look at how the figure is integrated into the landscape. We will see how geometry and how the rectangle is used and changes over time. We will study form and rhythm, starting with the Egyptians moving to modern and contemporary art. We will focus on, line, weight, posture, structure, placement, composition, form and space, and the power of the motif. We will take our time and really begin to analyze each period and how they expressed their ideas and came to their own way of making form and space. By working from these masterworks, we will internalize the visual and narrative elements that make an artwork exceptional so that these elements can begin to grow in our own drawings.

Course Syllabus

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