Choose from a variety of drawing topics including drawing from observation and abstract approaches. Push the boundaries of the discipline by drawing with a variety of media under the direction of accomplished artists/teachers.

Ease into art making for the first time, or refresh your observational drawing abilities in this four-session workshop. We do non-intimidating exercises developing competence and confidence.  Students discuss drawings, and develop their abilities to see.  Short exercises and long poses using a life model, enable students to learn about line, value, form … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Mondays and Tuesdays

End Date

06/11

Faculty

Trintje Jansen

Time

10:30am–2:30pm

Credits

0

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Good drawing skills and painting go hand-in-hand. This sequential course begins by covering basic drawing principles with an eye towards creating successful underdrawings and compositions. Using still life as subject matter, we will then explore aspects of the indirect painting method based on Flemish painting techniques. Discussions, examples, and demos … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

06/20

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–2:30pm

Credits

3

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Through a series of collaborative and individual exercises, students explore the entire process of making a book, including inspiration for initial ideas, writing effective stories, character development, sequential flow, constructing the book, and researching potential markets. All course lectures and exercises apply to children’s books, graphic novels, animations and other … Read more

Start Date

06/04

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

08/01

Faculty

Alex Gerasev

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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An introduction to the figure through drawing exercises while working with a live model. Students will be introduced to a broad range of markmaking tools, drawing exercises, and drawing techniques while observing a live model. Design and drawing concepts and techniques will be addressed weekly. Each component of this course is designed to advance your … Read more

Start Date

06/04

Meeting Day

Tuesday and Thursday

End Date

07/25

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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This class explores process-based approaches to making two-dimensional wires, It is a fast paced, experimental challenge. In each 5-hour session, students will take on a new process from which they will generate twenty-five new drawings. The emphasis on process means that our work’s construction leaves traces that show our thinking … Read more

Start Date

06/10

Meeting Day

Monday through Friday

End Date

06/14

Faculty

Andree Leduc, James Lambert

Time

9am–3pm

Credits

0

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Using plant life as the basis for experimentation and documentation, this class gives students an opportunity to explore various drawing techniques and media based on the natural world. We will draw, paint, use mixed-media and printmaking to create informed mark-making, solidify sketching and journaling skills, and give form to your observations. Subject … Read more

Start Date

06/14

Meeting Day

Fridays, No class July 5

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Diane Bigda

Time

10am–3pm

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This in-depth class introduces and builds upon fundamental drawing concepts that apply across disciplines. Line, value, shape, form, space, intent, and other elements are addressed using direct observation, figure studies, and invented and conceptual imagery. The class refers to contemporary and historic practice from many sources and traditions.

Start Date

06/17

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/28

Faculty

Christopher Sullivan

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

3

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This class is designed to help students gain observational drawing skills by working from models and by using traditional charcoal techniques. Unlike other drawing mediums such as pencil or ink where a mark is applied in such a way that it is hard to move or erase, charcoal can be … Read more

Start Date

06/17

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

End Date

06/21

Faculty

Andree Leduc, James Lambert

Time

9am–3pm

Credits

0

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The documentation and communication of ideas require fluency with symbolic and illustrative methods; a language. This course develops and refines the basis of this language, the “alphabet and grammar” used to communicate the characteristic of objects and systems. Through the exploration of various media using architectural or industrial design contexts, … Read more

Start Date

06/18

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

08/01

Faculty

Ami Diner

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This intensive 3-week course is designed to take students on an extended observational journey into the natural world. We will be working direct from life studying forms found in nature, investigating the myriad of patterns, shapes and colors found in plant life, rock and stone formations, and insect and animal … Read more

Start Date

06/24

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

07/11

Faculty

Marguerite White

Time

9am–3pm

Credits

3

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Discover the possibilities of working with water-based materials: watercolor, gouache, acrylics, etc. as well as interesting mediums such as masking fluid and gesso. Gain skills in a variety of techniques, then experiment with mixing mediums in non-traditional ways, to achieve unique visual results. Watercolor techniques (wet on wet, glazing, drybrush) … Read more

Start Date

07/02

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

08/13

Faculty

Yo Ahn Han

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

0

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In this two-day workshop participants will learn the basics of pyrography through the execution of a two foot square drawing on wood. Participants will learn how to create and transfer an original design that will be enhanced by the pyrographic etching process, using pattern, line and tone. Best practices for … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Brett Poza

Time

10am–2pm

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This workshop is focused on one of the most difficult and important components of figure drawing to master: the hands and feet. This workshop is designed for any student that wishes to improve their life drawing skills or is interested in honing their proficiency in depicting hands and feet. Hands … Read more

Start Date

07/27

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/28

Faculty

Nathan Thomas Wilson

Time

10am–4pm

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Designed for students of any level and discipline interested in developing a sound foundation in figure drawing or improving their existing skill set. We work with a variety of life-models taking different poses to understand gesture, proportions, and anatomical structures. Students learn a universal schematic of the body; understand how … Read more

Start Date

08/05

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

08/15

Faculty

Brett Gamache

Time

8:30am–5pm

Credits

3

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Abstract artists draw inspiration, ideas, and imagery from many sources. This course is meant to demystify the process of creating and looking at abstract images by proposing a series of concepts, styles, source material, and techniques designed to stimulate abstract thinking and inspire abstract image making. We will use a … Read more

Start Date

08/12

Meeting Day

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

End Date

08/15

Faculty

Santiago Hernandez

Time

9am–3pm

Credits

0

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