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Drawing Marathon – IN-PERSON: Still Life as Gateway with Avital Burg & Xico Greenwald

Course Description

In this Drawing Marathon, students will immerse themselves in the living tradition of still life, striving to accurately convey the light and forms they perceive in tabletop arrangements while simultaneously organizing shapes, tones and lines into compelling compositions on paper. Instruction will be methodological and tailored to individual students within the group. Participants will work with instructors to assemble exciting still life arrangements in the studio. Working from direct observation, instruction will address formal issues, including scale, geometry, spatial relationships, perspective and measuring, composition, line, form, light, value ranges and mark-making techniques. Drawing inspiration from across art history, we will explore the narrative implications of still life, researching the art historical precedents of the objects we draw. Students will be able to work on both longer-term still-life arrangements as well as faster drawings of perishable items like fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Drawings will be enriched by daily class critiques and discussions.

Course Syllabus

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