Wednesday, March 20, 2013

No Session This Week: Spring Break

Please take note: there is no session during Spring Break (March 25). We'll resume on April 1st.

Please being scissors or some other cutting tool, and color/construction paper, if you have any. I will have about 120 sheets on hand, so we probably won't need any, but feel free to bring a few sheets just in case. We'll be doing a collaborative/character design/ collage exercise...

Monday, March 11, 2013

Week 8 Preview

Week 7 was an open studio session, but we will resume our drawing exercises for Week 8. Bring 20 sheets of paper (your choice, can be any kind of paper), just make sure they're trimmed down to 8.5 X 8.5 inches. Bring the tools/drawing instruments of your choice. I recommend something other than pencil. Get creative: can be paint, pastel, markers, color pencil, color paper, collage scraps, etc. See you on Monday!

We Go Until May...

It's been brought to my attention that there was a typo in the very first "Welcome" post. The workshop, rest assured, goes all semester long, until May 13. We'll just take a break the last week of March, because that's Spring break and the building will be closed early.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pix Galore

Here is the long-awaited update and promised "pix" from Weeks 4 through 6. First, the inverted mechanical/organic drawings from Week 4. We started with a technical illustration by Beau Daniels and a drawing by Philip Guston as reference points. 

We drew the technical illustration as organically as possible. For those who finished early, they had the option of drawing the Guston image as mechanically or geometrically as possibly. Here are some results. From top to bottom: Matt Novak, Ness Rago, Carl Zeller, Kevin Budnik, Naji Sierra, and three by Betty Heredia.

And here are some other drawings by Betty Heredia, followed by a couple of snapshots from Week 6. Looking forward to seeing everyone for Week 7. We'll have an open studio, unless we vote to do some exercises.