Drawing and Sketching, Winter 2016
Wednesdays 9:30am to 11:30am
Week 1: Jan 6th
Course overview. Review of classroom materials. The theme this session is the UK.
Exercise: using teacher provided resources draw a celtic knot in pencil, ink or fine-point marker.
Week 2: Jan 13th
Warm-up: Sketches of stones. Demo: rough textures and discussion on Stonehenge theories.
Drawing: Create a pencil drawing based on photos of Stonehenge.
Week 3: Jan 20th
Warm-up: sketch sky out of the window. Demo: Basic sky approaches and perspective.
Demo: Turner light inspired skies in chalk pastel. “The Sun is God”
Week 4: Jan 27th
Sketch: sketching to 3 types of music.
Drawing: Develop one sketch into a drawing.
Discussion: The work of Whistler esp. painting to the Nocturnes. Discussion on inspiration.
Week 5: Feb 3rd
Sketches of the skull. Sketches based on Gainsborough and British portrait artists.
Develop either skull or Gainsborough style sketch into a drawing.
Week 6: Feb 10th
Discussion: Henry Moore and essence and weight of form. Demo: Rounding out of forms. Create stylized Henry Moore style drawings based on photos of figures on large paper in charcoal.
Week 7: Feb 17th
Discussion: The cultural impact of the Victorians and Steampunk style.
Small drawing inspired by Victorian décor or steampunk style, with metallic sharpies.
Week 8: Feb 24th
Discussion: The impact of the computer/internet age on art.
Drawings based on David Hockney’s iphone flowers using oil pastels, pencil crayons and vegetable oil for blending.
Week 9: March 2nd
Discussion: Art with a message, Banksy’s story and graffiti art.
Drawing: inspired by the work of Banksy.