Art Educator Workshop: Experimental Drawing (Summer 2014)

Art Educator Programs

This class is geared towards adventurous individuals eager to explore new creative terrain and the art educator who wants to expand their thinking of drawing. The class will consider the criteria for successful experimental work and look at contemporary artists using experimental drawing as their primary artistic practice. 

Drawing will be considered as a mode of discovery and creativity. Experimentation will be key to exploring the parameters of drawing. Working from observation to the abstract, students will engage a range of processes using traditional tools and materials in non-traditional ways, as well as using unconventional materials as a means to examine the possibilities of mark-making, space, and surfaces. 

Spontaneity and improvisation are the methods of exploration in the creation of mixed media drawings as well as ephemeral works. Emphasis will be placed on examining the relationship between how drawings are made and what they potentially express. Class time will be split between presentations, dialogue and studio time.

What to Bring: A supply list will be emailed to students a week in advance of the first class.

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Course Details

Course Number: CSW 5020
Dates: Jun. 16 – Jun. 20
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
Val Jenkins
Non-Credit Tuition: $250.00
1 Credit Tuition: $750.00

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