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Drawing Master Classes allow participants to study and create alongside our MFA and Certificate candidates. Our rigorous program, taught by a small group of dedicated professional sculptors, provides an opportunity to bring together process, perception, and critical dialogue. Each student gains a conviction for drawing and a foundation from which their work can evolve throughout a lifetime.
Thursday Morning Drawing – IN-PERSON with Ilse Murdock
Thursdays, 9am – 1pm ET
February 2 – April 27, 2023
Drawing is the aspect of unearthing one’s own art and ideas, of finding movement through this evolving sounding board, of being in a mode of interior thinking and receiving next steps. This course poses drawing as a question or search that will enrich each individual’s particular art context and contemporary perspective. With a strong emphasis on “looking”, at both subjects and drawings themselves, students will work to expand their visual language and strengthen their individual approach through a question they set up for themselves. Returning to this question, as the parameters broaden, becomes a connective thread towards the weaving of a personal paradigm within one’s work.
Monday Afternoon Drawing – IN-PERSON with Clintel Steed
Monday, 2pm – 6pm ET
January 30 – April 24, 2023
This rigorous Drawing course will focus strongly on geometry; its presence within the rectangle and how geometry is used to create tension inside of the rectangle. Each drawing that we work on we will start with a grid. We will hold ourselves to this grid and really start to think about the geometry of the space that we are sitting in. In this class we will look at master works to gain insights on various ways that other artists have employed geometry in composition. We will look at some works from different centuries, which deal with the beginning of geometry and what is has turned into today, or in order to determine if it is even considered today.
Tuesday Morning Drawing – VIRTUAL with Lourdes Bernard
Tuesday, 9am – 1pm ET
January 31 – April 25, 2023
This class will be taught virtually using Zoom and Padlet. 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 using 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.ENROLL