Artists think on paper, and each artist approaches a drawing or painting differently.
Some research their subject ahead of time and make detailed sketches - while others work more spontaneously. Whether composing a still life, or selecting a landscape site, sketchbooks become valuable tools for reference back at the studio.
This class will help you develop the relationship between your sketches and your finished work. We will be journaling, visually and with the written word, regarding subjects in personal detail.
Sketchbooks can also take on a life of their own, becoming the work of art. We will discover how basic techniques used to record your thoughts can initiate “creative spark”. You will develop insights into the mechanisms of visual perception, and will also develop observational skills rooted in traditional drawing media.
Pen, pencil, collage and color wash are just a few tools that we will be using in this class. Topics covered will include: sketching techniques, perceptual drawing, gesture, notan, intuitive perspective, image development and just plain fun!
Class will meet in the studio and at various locations in Albuquerque. Please sign up early: class size is limited.