Intermediate Drawing: Making Marks through Observing and Inventing
Instructor: Trevor Young
Students in this class will learn to decipher space, light and drama through mark making as a process of looking and invention. Skills and concepts to be developed include:
Understanding space using geometry and quickly calculated measurements,
the building of gradient layers and rich tonality through a range of graphite pencils and other materials,
the use of smartphone technology as a complement to traditional materials for interpreting value and line,
and some use of free drawing and mark making exercises to encourage the joy in being wild.
Understanding drawing as a practice is like whistling – it reflects mental state and flexibility. And fostering a flexible drawing process means putting judgment aside, just like we disregard judgment of our song as we whistle it.
Who is this class for: This class is for those with some previous drawing classes and understanding of visual elements who want to deepen their perceptual skills and begin to move toward a more personal, adventurous voice.