To learn to draw is to learn how to see. This four-session class will help you build up your drawing portfolio and strengthen your technical drawing skills. By focusing on observation-based drawing, students will develop their understanding of how to build strong compositions, how to accurately translate three-dimensional objects onto a two-dimensional field, and how to develop a sense of light through the strategic use of mark and value.
Students will also discuss various approaches to getting accurate proportions in both figurative and non-figurative drawing. This course is open to all levels of ability and makes use of common drawing materials you likely already have on hand. The class sessions will be a mix of demonstrations, critique, and discussion. Some work outside of class is required.
This class meets from 2 - 4pm on the following dates:
Tuesday, July 14
Friday, July 17
Tuesday, July 21
Friday, July 24
Annika Earley is a multidisciplinary artist who works with printmaking, drawing, and paper-cutting techniques. Her work focuses on how folk and fairy tales impact our contemporary perspectives. Earley has an MFA from Maine College of Art, an M.Phil from the College of the Atlantic, and teaches drawing, painting, and printmaking at MECA. Learn more: www.annikaearley.com.
Pencils (your basic 2B school pencil will do the trick)
Plain paper (sketchbook, looseleaf, etc)