Expressive Drawing: An Exploration of Materials and Approaches
This course will take an academic and experimental approach to drawing. We’ll explore the character of various media such as charcoal, graphite, pen and ink-wash. Color will be used for its expressive nature, allowing us to engage the potential of chalk/oil pastels, markers, colored pencils, and a combination of media. We’ll work from observation in efforts to increase technical skills and theme-based approaches that depart from representation to develop ideas. Projects are process-oriented and may manifest as a small-scale series or one complete piece. They are designed to be accomplished in one session so that something is gained from each meeting.
*A small sketchbook and set of pencils will be needed. Recommended: mixed media sketchbook (Canson XL, 9×12 or larger, 98lb or more) or any other brand of paper as long as it’s heavy and can take wet and dry media.
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Jason Bagatta is an artist-educator, living and working in Manchester, NH. His work, as it continues to evolve into abstract narratives, is figurative, sometimes socio-political, and sits within the spiritual and absurd. He makes paintings, drawings, and small sculptures, writes, and sometimes creates interactive works. He has taught college-level classes for over 20 years and … Read more