Chuck Holtzman

Exploratory Drawing with Chuck Holtzman


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Kennedy 409

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Drawing is the process of creative thinking and discovery. When you are engaged in the process of transforming materials, you’re also opening new pathways of seeing and knowing as a person and an artist.

In this class you will explore ideas through the manipulation of a range of materials on paper. As a group, we will question commonly held beliefs around drawing. We will suspend commonly held assumptions and open exploratory pathways for the discovery of new images and ideas. Exercises will focus on primarily abstract projects, informed by lively class discussions. You will test the limits of your imagination and the limits of your materials! Exploratory Drawing will encourage you to take risks and move toward less familiar territory, as you implement new approaches and methods. Together, we will create an atmosphere that will build self confidence. We will ask questions without necessarily seeking answers. You will learn how to make contact with your intuitive powers and to trust where they lead.

Some prior drawing experience is required.

Materials List

Charcoal – preferably compressed, dark and rich. Vine charcoal as backup, not as a substitute for compressed charcoal.
Pencils, markers or other drawing tools of interest to have on hand.
Paper- around 16 x 20”
Erasers – at least two different types, Vinyl and Kneaded
Straight edge – 18” or longer
Box cutter
Scissors- optional
Masking tape or White Artist Tape

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Chuck Holtzman is an artist and teacher living and working in Boston, He trained as a sculptor and graduated from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, eventually putting sculpture aside he turned his focus exclusively to works on paper. His career in teaching began at The Visual and Environmental Studies Department at … Read more