Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Katie Pumphrey
This class will explore drawing as a means to communicate and start a dialogue with the viewer. Over the course of 10 weeks, students will develop and expand their own vocabulary that comes out of seeing, intuition and the materials themselves. Students will explore intentionality, including early decisions like size, scale, and format- and even further to titling your work and how to talk about the work. Taking advantage of prompts, in class conversation and critique, this class will push students to bridge the gap between classwork, working on their own, and building a body of work. Students will practice writing statements, descriptions, as well as giving artist talks. The instructor will be present in class the first two weeks, and every other week thereafter. Students will still meet every week for studio work days. This way, students will experience independence in their studio practice, while still taking advantage of fellow studio/classmates. Students will be encouraged to reach out to fellow artists/students for problem solving and advice. At the end of the independent classes, students will be asked to send a review of their workday, in-progress photos, and complete a writing prompt (given by the instructor), which will be emailed to Katie. Email dialogue between students and the instructor will help expand students’ language and ability to write about themselves and their work— an important tool, especially when applying to exhibitions. One on one, in-progress critiques with the instructor, as well as group in progress and final critiques will be planned and given as deadlines on day one. Practicing managing time with several deadlines, will also be explored. This class will be a lot of fun, with a lot of freedom to explore, encourage one another, and push your own work to new and exciting places.
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