Drawing (2nd & 3rd year)
FID-2131 / FID-2132
Instructor: B. DePalma
The premise of this course is that drawing constitutes the fundamental basis of all visual language. As such, drawing will be explored through the development of both technical skills and concepts. Dialogues will revolve around contemporary visual issues. Work will involve the use of all media. Experimentation and invention will be stressed. Drawing will be viewed as a primary vehicle through which an artist grows in the struggle for freedom of expression.
FID-2153 / FID-2154
Instructor: B. Larsen
In this course, students will develop ideas conceptually and physically. The first step is to deconstruct a book and reconstruct it as an idea book or journal (with a variety of papers), which will become a personal encyclopedia of ideas. The fall semester will emphasize recognition (history of drawing included), documentation (personal record keeping) and making drawings. The spring semester continues these practices while also advancing presentation skills (matting, framing, documentation and storage of artworks). During the first hour of each session we will meet as a group to share our books and then work on drawing projects, with individual instruction available. Models will be available for a portion of most class sessions. Documentary films on Andy Goldsworthy, Jean Cocteau (Orpheus), Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol will be shown.
Instructor: S. DeFrank
What does it mean to draw? How is drawing relevant in today’s art world? This course is about the experience of drawing and looking at drawings and about the possibilities of extending our traditional ideas concerning the limits of drawings. We will attempt to answer these questions through a series of discussions and exercises in and out of class. All types of materials are encouraged. Figurative and abstract imagery will be examined.
Instructor: S. Dentz
This course studies the application of pigments to the surface of paper and equivalent materials. This implies the history and practice of drawing, as seen from different points of view. The course stresses looking as a process of perception and invention of inner and outer images and the observation of the work in its making. Limited to 20 students