Thursday, October 8, 2015

How does an artist take notes?

Using all the information you have gotten in class , re - arrange all of it into a cohesive 2 page spread in your sketchbook. Include a TITLE,THE 3 THEORIES, AND A PICTURE/EXAMPLE OF EACH THEORY.

 The finished pieces

How does an Artist take notes?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Up -side down drawing

Samuri (actor in a Kabuki play)  by Kyotada
We will drawing this woodcut (or one of a woman) UPSIDE DOWN so as to be able to focus on shapes and relationships not "What it is"
upside down makes the familiar unfamiliar and bypasses the symbol making part of our brain to draw what we SEE not what we THINK we see.
We will take our drawings and add watercolor washes.  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Goals of the course.

This introduction class is designed to develop strong drawing skills on the part of each student. Drawing is the main focus of this course. Through drawing we will explore other media like watercolor, oil pastel, ceramics, charcoal all attempting to answer the questions, "Who am I

?" and "What is my Story?"

Monday, September 21, 2015


 As an "ice breaker" and Get to know you" lesson, students had to design an original alphabet spelling their name that conveyed something autobiographical. Their personalities and interests had to be explored in letter forms. In creating their alphabets the fields of typography, and graphic design were covered. Thumbnail sketches, brainstorming, tracing paper transfer, and colored pencil techniques explained.