Developing a Series Drawing: Exploration of Materials Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Drawing: Ideas & Process Drawing: Introduction I
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Drawing: Introduction I (DRWG101-36)

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic materials and techniques of drawing. Emphasis is on elements such as line, shape, value, space, proportion, perspective and composition. In addition, students are encouraged to explore a range of materials and develop personal expression in their drawing. Subject matter includes still life, the figure, landscape, architectural space and student-supplied source material. Suitable for beginners.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, Sep 17 - Dec 13, 2019
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (DRWG120-36)

Do you want to learn to draw but don't know how to get started? This is an ideal course for people with little or no experience in drawing. The course involves drawing from direct observation with an emphasis on the line quality, value, shading, negative space and perspective. Students will create texture in their drawings as they explore the aesthetics of mark making. The skills necessary to make a good drawing are developed through basic materials such as pencils and charcoal. Source material will include still life arrangements, working from nature, a live model and photographs. This course will also include a couple of field trips so that the students can experience drawing on location. By the end of twelve weeks you will have the confidence to sit down in front of any subject and start to draw. Suitable for beginners.
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 17 - Dec 13, 2019
Meghan Krauss
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing: Ideas & Process (DRWG206-36)

In this course, students develop ideas through the processes of drawing. The course starts with students building a comprehensive inventory of drawing materials, surfaces and applications. The inventory research will provide the foundation for a series of weekly projects. Drawing projects will range from observation, abstraction, narrative, to real and to the imagined. Course will include presentations, group discussion and critique. Some drawing experience recommended.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2019
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing: Exploration of Materials (DRWG207-36)

In this course students explore a range of both traditional and unconventional drawing materials, such as graphite, conté, inks, oil sticks, gouache, erasers, thread, wire, cardboard, fabric, recycled or natural materials, and wax. Through in-class drawing exercises and both collaborative and independent drawing projects – investigating a combination of continuous, reductive, value, observational, text-based, abstract, and perspective drawing – students will experience the expressive and conceptual potential of integrating drawing techniques, materials, scales, and surfaces. The course will also include demonstrations, critiques, introductory readings, written reflections, video screenings, and brief lectures, introducing students to prominent contemporary drawing practices, and encouraging students to reconsider the definitions of drawing through diverse drawing materials and approaches.
Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2019
Marina DiMaio
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Developing a Series (INDS313-36)

This is a course for students or artists who have some experience making art and are looking towards developing a personal body of work that could be used for an exhibition or grant proposal. Participants will learn how to focus on one idea and to develop that idea into a strong and meaningful series of work. There will also be an emphasis on learning to express your ideas in writing to develop an artist statement. Images of prominent artists who work in series will be an important part of this course. Student can work in a medium of their choice including drawing, painting, photography or sculpture. Having a course that includes students working with different media and with different focuses, creates a vibrant cross-fertilization of ideas and approaches. Prerequisite: 3rd year of Diploma program or completed at least four 200 level drawing or painting courses at VISA or permission of the Director.
Wednesdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 18 - Dec 4, 2019
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)

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