This drawing course addresses non-traditional techniques and provides uninterrupted time for creative exploration in mark-making using mixed media. Through intensive and sustained investigation, students will explore varying methods for image development and determine how accidental mishaps can lead to unexpected possibilities. In addition, participants will be encouraged to explore new and unorthodox techniques for expanding their repertoire while making use of opportunities for technical refinement and inventive discovery. This informal but intense course will give students the confidence to think beyond conventional practice and provide them with the freedom to produce drawings that are subjective in nature, and creatively inventive and unique in substance.
Notes: It is recommended that students have taken a course in Introduction to Drawing or have basic drawing skills.
If you have taken art courses in the past, you may have drawing materials appropriate to this course already. Any water based materials such as inks and acrylics can be used. Likewise any type of brush, whether it is for water-based paints or oils, may also be used. A small sample of papers i.e. vellum and Mylar will be provided, as well as black India ink.
A pad of white cartridge paper.
A small pad of watercolour paper, 140 lbs. It will take more wear and tear.
Various size brushes that include: bamboo, hake (goat hair wash brush)
Sea sponge eye droppers
2 Large bull dog clips
An assortment of plastic containers that can be sealed (i.e. yogurt containers, etc.), egg cartons are also useful for holding various materials. Larger containers for holding water (small bucket is appropriate).
If you wish to use coloured inks, may I suggest Dr. Ph. Martin inks sold @ Aboveground Art Supply. They come in an assortment of colours and are economical.