Instructor: Ann Guiliani
Days: Thursdays (6 weeks). Class begins August 8
Cost: $110 Members | $140 Non-Members
Rather than using Drawing as a means to enhance painting or printmaking or sculpture, why not take whatever skills you have, and bring them with you to the drawing table?
Drawing is seen as an independent entity and an end in itself. We will explore varied drawing media and combining media is encouraged. We will use referential sources such as photography and/or direct observation. Explore your own unique mark-making in the context of modern and traditional techniques in drawing. Direct spontaneous drawings with brush or any other mark making tool is encouraged. A finished drawing can be made in a moment or a lifetime. The linear, continuous tone, depth or textural and surface qualities within any drawing revolves around an aesthetic appreciation that can also evoke emotion and imagination. Therefore, while you will learn basic drawing skills, you will also take your DRAWINGS BEYOND.
*First session bring your cell phone, a photo and an object from nature such as stone, twig, flower, etc. If you have a project in mind or special interest, bring that too. We will work with any existing materials you may already have such as brushes, ink, paints of any kind as long as it is one color. Papers and surfaces are used appropriate to the media you bring.
We will look at materials and papers and you will have an opportunity to explore varied media you may not be acquainted with. Before buying anything, use what you have until you have had an opportunity to experiment in class.
Suggested materials list if you do not have any materials. For Guidelines and for students without materials: THESE ARE NOT MANDATORY.
MATERIALS LIST: TOOL BOX
Higgins Black Magic Waterproof Drawing Ink (India ink) 1 oz. bottle or Black or sepia tone paint
(oil or water based).
One fine soft synthetic watercolor brush (size # 5,6 or 7) or One Sumi brush (Japanese brush size 12)
or One synthetic oil or acrylic brush (round)
4 Sticks of Vine Charcoal (medium and soft) or
One package of thick charcoal or One Black Creta Chunky Chalk or Compressed Black Chalk
or Black and/or Sepia Conte Crayon (HB or 2 or 4B) they come (2 in a pack)
Charcoal pencils ( a range of HB to 2B to 6B)
Emory pencil (which is the equivalent of 9B)
Graphite pencils 2B, HB, 4B
Ordinary black ball point pen
Sharpie permanent black markers in assorted sizes from fine to medium point.
A single edge razor blade or sharpening tool and a piece of fine sandpaper or emory board.
Kneaded eraser or staedler Mars White Plastic Eraser large or similar
All-purpose white sketch paper 18”X24” 150 to 300 lb
Newsprint pad 18”X24” 30-50 lb 100 sheets
Heavy duty drawing clip board 23”X26” (This will accommodate 18”X24” paper.)
A LITTLE LATER YOU MAY WANT TO GET SPECIAL DRAWING PAPERS IN SHEETS DEPENDING ON THE MEDIA YOU USE.
THE MOST VERSATILE PAPER IS HEAVY DUTY RIVES BFK for wet or dry work. 150 -300 lb or heavier.
Other suggested papers such as Canson or Fabriano for Charcoal; White Bristol Board 2ply or Heavier smooth plate or vellum for graphite or Arches Watercolor paper or Cold pressed paper
Artist Bio: Ann Guiliani
I have had many years as an Art Educator in the public schools as well as an adjunct faculty member for many years at Cape Cod Community College. I taught drawing, painting, design and printmaking so my approach to drawing is an inclusive one that can embrace any media. I have an MA in Art Education and Painting from New York University and an MFA in Printmaking and Visual Design from UMASS in Dartmouth. I exhibit in New England and Nationally and Internationally Prints and paintings and drawings in countless private and corporate collections.