COVID The final project is an opportunity for the students to explore drawing as a means of personal expression. Students will create a meaningful work of art utilizing formal tools and thematic concepts. They will also translate their visual work and ideas into a professional artist statement about the completed drawing.
Text & Theme Students will examine their relationship with text, technology and their bodies. Students will be introduced to DADA and Surrealist methods of thinking and creating. The goal of the project is to create works based on theme and concept while exploring alternate mediums and art-making methods.
Perspective Studies Students will understand linear perspective systems to accurately represent sizes and distances of objects in a unified two-dimensional visual space. To use one and two vanishing points to develop the illusion of three-dimensional space.
Visual Organization Students will create images that organize the balance of the two-dimensional picture plane in unique ways. Recognize the constraints of a rectangular composition as well as the ways to approach and redefine these constraints creatively.
Collaborative Grid & Texture Drawing Students will recreate the abstract image shared by graphing the image. The focus of the drawing will be on the texture within each abstract square.
Self Portraits Students will practice additive and subtractive techniques in creating value and understanding light's relationship to the construction of three dimensionality on a two dimensional picture plane. Explore the human form and personal concepts and themes within a self portrait.
Value Studies of Fabric Exploring the element of shape and value through observational drawing. Recognize and develop shapes within values, as light can transform shape into form. The goal is to identify these relationships while exploring additive and subtractive mark-making.