In this course we'll continue exploring ways of drawing with the versatile medium of ink. In addition to further skill-building with dip-pen techniques, brush and dry brush will be introduced, as well as experimental methods that expand fundamental techniques and principles toward developing a personal voice in an ink aesthetic. Shorter exercises introduce new techniques and approaches with ink, while students will pursue guided independent projects using reference, life, and designed compositions. Artists and images will be shared and discussed for inspiration. An excellent way for students who have taken Beginning Pen & Ink to expand and enhance skills with dip pen, or for new students eager to work with this medium. no class 10/31+11/28
TUITION: $240 + FEES: $25
Michael Connor earned a BA in Fine Art at USM in 2001, but has always followed his inspiration and penchant for illustration and comics, evident in local art exhibits he's shown in, work he has s done for clients, and his small comics zine Coelacanthus. Michael has taught children comics and cartooning and illustration and recycled art at the summer and after school programs at Waynflete School and Breakwater School, and recently young adults in the Pre-College Program Maine College of Art. Michael has been an Assistant Professor in MECA's Illustration department since 2010, teaching foundation Illustration classes as well as electives such as Character Design and Pen and Ink for majors. He lives in South Portland with his wife and son where they spend lots of time reading books and exploring in the woods.
Students should bring drawing pencils, erasers, a small drawing board, airtight container (for transporting ink bottle), rags, a portfolio-type thing for transporting artwork.
All other supplies will be provided.