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Drawing Master Classes allow participants to study and create alongside our MFA and Certificate candidates. During the Spring semester of 2021, Clintel Steed will lead a course on Friday afternoons from 2pm – 6pm.
Drawing from the Metropolitan Museum – VIRTUAL
with Clintel Steed
Fridays, 2pm – 6pm
February 5 – April 16
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.ENROLL