Drawing: Charcoal and Pastel Drawing: Image and Text
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Drawing: Image and Text (DRWGs229-12)

Text is a powerful visual tool, and has the capacity to function beyond its literal meaning. This course will introduce you to a range of artists who are employing text in a variety of creative and evocative ways, and encourage you to think about text through the lens of drawing. It will highlight the importance of the handwritten word in visualizing the tactile, tonal, and emotive qualities of language in an age where we are constantly engaging with the world of digitized words. Through hands-on painting exercises, we will explore text-based art as both a concept and visual structure. Projects will emphasize a mixed material approach to drawing, allowing you to experiment with collage, charcoal, graphite, thread, watercolors, wax, oil bars, pastels, and more!
Suitable for beginners.
Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Jul 8 - Aug 12
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $185.00 (12 hrs)
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Drawing: Charcoal and Pastel (DRWGs230-12)

Charcoal and pastel are great tools for the beginner, as they allow the freedom to make big, sweeping movements across the paper as well as intense focused details. Ideal for making a variety of different lines very quickly, you can also smudge charcoal and pastel with fingers or blending stumps to shade it; or remove small sections for highlights with a kneaded eraser; or use an edge to create a hard line. These are versatile and forgiving media that have been used by artists for many centuries for preliminary studies for paintings, as well as for finished works of art. In the course you will work with vine, compressed and charcoal pencils, as well as coloured chalk pastels. You will learn contour and gesture drawing as well as how to work with tone, blending and creating textures through erasing and mark-making. This course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced artists who want to experiment with charcoal and pastel drawing.
Mondays 7pm - 9pm, Jul 6 - Aug 10
Meghan Krauss
Tuition: $185.00 (12 hrs)
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