Welcome to the Drawing Studio! I am glad to see that you have decided to follow up your work in "Intro" with my class. In Drawing you will work more specifically on interpretation, in abstraction, as well as focusing on techniques which will help you further explore realism. You will be making more decisions this year on media and personally relevant themes. You will be required to dig deeper in your weekly sketchbook assignments and critiques to explore these and other issues.
"From my rotting body, flowers will grow, and I am in them, and that is eternity."
Edvard Munch was a Norweigan Expressionist Painter who saw the world with dispair. After the loss of his Mother, at 5, and sister, at 14, combined with the facts that his father was a doctor who saw sick patients at his home, and Edvard suffered from poor health as well, all lead him to believe that his family was doomed. At 30, he painted the iconic painting, The Scream, portraying an anxiety-stricken man who was betrayed in love. His art was... therapeutic, expressing his fears and hopes on canvas.
What does "Love" look like to you. This is an abstract assignment that goes along with the lyrical interpretation. Be sure to keep it school appropriate in content. Media is open; words may be included.
#22 :" I had to create an equivalent for what I felt about what I'm looking at - not copying it." - Georgia O'Keeffe 20th century American Landscape Painter, best known for her scenes from the southwest.
SB 1.4 due September 12th. Place an opened paper bag or several paper towels or newspaper on the table. Dissect a pen into it's parts. Draw the parts as they sit on the table, including any spill that may occur from the ink. Try not to break the pen so that you can reassemble it afterwards. Use form shading to create a variety of values (either through blending, cross-contour, stippling, hatching or cross-hatching.) 30 minute minimum... media is open.