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Monday Evening Drawing – with Clintel Steed
MAKING AN EPIC DRAWING
No class on February 18 – President’s Day
When does a drawing become epic? In this class we will focus on when a drawing becomes epic. We will work on a drawing for a long period of time, working on one drawing for 2 sessions each. In this class we will focus on structure and scale and how these elements can lead to space, and ultimately, to an epic drawing.
Students will be encouraged to make courageous moves with their drawing, either taking away of adding to their drawings. Students will be encouraged to collage, and think about what is working and what is not working in their work!
The Class will be broken down into 3 stages:
- The first 3 weeks will be focusing on line. How a line on a page can create tension.
- The second 3 weeks will focus on shape and tone.
- The next 3 weeks we will focus on line, shape and tone.
The last 2 weeks we will focus on really making a final epic image using all the elements that we focused on in the past nine weeks.
In each class we will focus on the rectangle and geometry as we explore scale, mass, weight and movement. We will talk about and explore in class how when we deal with these issues, they can lead to an epic drawing. Students will be expected to work hard and focus on the idea of the class.
MFA Students will be encouraged to focus on how this can affect their work in the studio. They will be encouraged to use this class in a way that can inform what they are working on in the studio. They will also think about composing in a way that is different then what they are working on in the studio.