Drawing from Life: Advanced Drawing and Painting in the Studio

The Advanced Drawing and Painting artists are continuing with their weekly life drawing sessions in the art studio. While students worked solely on newsprint for their first sessions, students are now working on different surfaces and with a range of materials, from white china marker to conte crayon to ink. Students are recognizing that this... Continue Reading →

Drawing 1B and “Extended Arms”

Arts instructor Ascha Drake shares a start-of-school project. Students in the Drawing 1B class had a session of experimenting. Our familiarity with picking up and holding pens and pencils for writing creates a habitual approach to handling them. Students attached a drawing tool of their choice onto a long stick that became their "extended arm."... Continue Reading →

Visual Verse : Poetry meets Painting

Painters and poets experience a similar process. Something internally or externally sparks an idea. The idea threads through materials or words. The materials or words are edited, revised, and worked through a journey of additions and subtractions. A composition is generated. The composition is then interpreted and reinterpreted by an audience. It felt like a... Continue Reading →

Artistic Representation Intersession

  "Process is more important than outcome. When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we have been. If process drives outcome, we may not know where we are going, but we will know we want to be there." - Bruce Mau The 13 artists in the Artistic Representation Intersession... Continue Reading →

Inside the painting studio

  “The experience of making art is a play between control over the materials, and an open and permissive attitude toward technique, allowing the process to mold the image as it will.“                                                                         - Jay deFeo The last term of the school year has started out strong in the painting... Continue Reading →

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