A thematic examination of the history of drawing and mark making from various cultural perspectives and traditions. We explore Old Master techniques, such as making paper, Silver Point drawing, creating inks from plant fibers, and fashioning drawing implements. Students work with traditional drawing tools, such as graphite and charcoal. We embrace avant-garde techniques, working with Transparent Base Drawing, Masked Water Soluble Drawing, Xerox Transfer, Watercolor Mono-print Drawing, and Pastel Rubbing Drawing. Students use mixed-media materials like watercolors, oil sticks, collage, and screen-printing to enhance the drawing experience. Our goal is to assist students in creating coherent bodies of work.
April 4th 2013