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Summer 2018

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Title:   Expressive Figure Drawing      

Course Number:      DRWC 0063A
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

Would you like to take a new approach to your figure drawings? Are you curious about combining wet and dry media? Have you wanted to experiment with figure sources and to explore the human form? Are you hoping to create images that communicate your point of view as well reflecting the spirit of your subject? In this drawing course you will be encouraged to observe the human form in ways that go beyond perception. How you play with these is up to you. In class you’ll be introduced to specific drawing methods and a variety of materials on paper while exploring the human form as your subject. Exploration of traditional observation skills such as proportion, scale, line and shading, will merge with invention and distortion. The course will allow you to focus on ways of working with pen and ink, watercolor or acrylic as you envision the body. As an important expressive tool, using color will be covered. A life model is available for in class reference and you will experiment with photo and collage sources as well. We’ll study the figurative work of contemporary artists to learn about new ways of expressing your ideas and developing personal images of the human form. As you attempt to translate what you see, feel and think into meaningful marks, you will be encouraged to develop your own visual language and creative process. Level: all levels (beginner to advanced).
Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.

Instructor: Department Staff

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): TBA           Times: TBA
Credit Value: 0          Call Number:  n/a

Audit Enroll Option: No                     
Status: Open


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