Co-taught by visual artists Jill Ewald and Holly Newton Swift, two artists exhibiting in "Bibliographic in Nature" at Cargill Hall Sept. 5-Oct. 25, this two-session drawing class will guide you in finding a personal visual response to objects found in nature. No experience necessary. Attend one or both workshops. If possible, please view the exhibit “Bibliographic in Nature” prior to attending your first class.
Oct. 8: Part 1 - A Lively Exploration of Line as a Language Through Contour Drawing
Explore the expressive and descriptive quality of line through exercises to practice hand-eye coordination, and observe the contour of natural objects. The result of the drawing may be unexpected, but you'll have a new awareness of drawing as a form of language. If you are unable to attend Part 2, you will leave this class with a complete composition.
Oct. 10: Part 2 - Fun With Shape: Adding to Your Artistic Language
Line and shape are the foundations that allow creativity in a drawing. Use tools such as tracing paper to explore the positive and negative shapes in your drawing from Part 1. You will further develop an individual dialog with your process, leading to a completed drawing. If you are unable to attend Part 1, the instructors will have shapes that you can use.