Experimental Drawing Art Clinic

Friday 10:00 – 12:30pm

Session 1: Friday, March 18 – April 8, 10:00 – 12:30pm, “Expressive Line” – ART CLINIC IS FULL

Session 2: Friday, April 22 – June 10, 10:00 – 12:30pm, Line “Continued” – ART CLINIC IS FULL

Session 3: Friday, June 24 – August 12, 10:00 – 12:30pm, Drawing on Toned Paper CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

General Class Description

Experimental Drawing emphasizes the artistic importance of drawing.  We’ll explore a range of drawing methods: both traditional and nontraditional techniques.  We’ll focus on increasing visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills, and understanding the steps of building a drawing.  Please note there is a $30 model fee paid in class.

About Session 2 of Experimental Drawing, Line Continued

Our second session of Experimental Drawing has EVEN MORE LINE than the first! Who whould have thought that a teacher so obsessed with shape would continue a pursuit of line?  There are all kinds of ways to make line in drawing, and we’ll be experimenting with a variety of types. In fact, we’ll even create our own tools to create new linework using ink and graphite! How do I make an expressive line? We’ll spend four days working with line from a still life and nature and four working from the live model.  Please note there is a $30 model fee paid in class. 

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Session 2 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) April 22- Survival Drawing (good weather contingent)

            Exercise:  Find a drawing tool(s) in nature to use to apply Graphite Powder

Class 2) April 29 – Survival Drawing (good weather contingent)

            Exercise: Find a drawing tool(s) in nature to use to apply Graphite Powder

Class 3 May 6 Survival Drawing (good weather contingent)

            Exercise: Find a drawing tool(s) in nature to use to apply High Flow Acrylics

Class 4) May 13 Survival Drawing (good weather contingent)

            Exercise: Find a drawing tool(s) in nature to use to apply High Flow Acrylics

Class 5) May 20 – Working from the live model

Gesture, simple proportions, short posesVine charcoal, kneaded eraser, and newsprint

Class 6) May 27 – Working from the live model

 “Diebenkorn drawing”, newsprint paper, vine charcoal, kneaded erasers

Class 7) June 3 – Working from the live model

“Ink line!”  Acrylic ink on watercolor paper

Class 8) June 10 – Working from the live model

 “Out of Comfort Drawing”, vine charcoal, colored drawing media and newsprint and drawing paper

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that covers all the materials you would need for this Art Clinic class.  For Session 2 of “Experimental Drawing” the materials pass is $15.  Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know.  You can always email with any questions.

 

Supply List for Session 2:

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

Vine or Willow (soft) charcoal

Conte Crayon, 2 pack black

Cretacolor Graphite Powder, 5.29 Ounce

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics, Carbon Black 4oz

Extra Large kneaded erasers

White Plastic Eraser

Bull Dog Clips

18×24” 300 Series Newsprint Pad Rough (Strathmore brand or similar)

18×24” 400 Series Drawing Pad, 24 Sheets Medium (Strathmore brand or similar)

I recommend keeping a sketchbook with heavy duty paper and slightly bigger than you think you need

 

In Defense Against the Great Outdoors

Bug Spray

Allergy Meds

Sun Lotion

Sun Visor

Portable/collapsible Chair

Hat or visor

Sunglasses

Reusable water bottle

 

About Session 3 of Experimental Drawing, Drawing on Toned Paper

There is a tendency for artists to forget that paper comes in all shades and colors. Typically for artists the paper is white, and we only draw line and/or shadow. With a toned paper, you have the opportunity to draw line, shadow, AND light! Session 3 of Experimental Drawing celebrates the toned surface. Regardless of whether you create the toned surface yourself, or if you begin with paper that has a tone or slight color, we’ll make incredible artwork drawing both shadow and light. Please note there is a $30 model fee paid in class.  

This is an intermediate to advanced level Art Clinic.

Session 3 Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) June 24- Graphite Reduction (from black and white photo reference)

            Exercise: Vellum Paper, Graphite Powder, pencils, kneaded and plastic eraser, and artist tape

Class 2) July 1 – Graphite Reduction (from black and white photo reference)

            Exercise: Vellum Paper, Graphite Powder, pencils, kneaded and plastic eraser, and artist tape

Class 3 July 8 – “Sepia Space”

            Exercise: Using the Sepia Conte Crayon, lift the highlights and add the shadows

Class 4) July 15 – “Sepia Space”

            Exercise: Using the Sepia Conte Crayon, lift the highlights and add the shadows

Class 5) July 22 – Working from the live model

Gesture, simple proportions, short posesVine charcoal, kneaded eraser, and newsprint

Class 6) July 29 – Working from the live model “Sepia Space”

            Exercise: “Sepia Space” use sepia, black, and white conte to show depth of the figure

Class 7) August 5 – Working from the live model

Exercise: “Baroque Drawing” -graphite powder, vellum paper, pencils, erasers

Class 8) August 12 – Working from the live model

Exercise: “Seurat Drawing” – black and white conte and Mi-Teintes pastel paper

 

Materials Pass” is an optional fee that covers all the materials you would need for this Art Clinic class.  For Session 3 of “Experimental Drawing” the materials pass is $30.  Please note that with Material Pass, you keep your artwork but are leasing the drawing/painting tools (like brushes and palette).  If you select to pay the Materials Pass, please email Jordan Bruns, to let him know.  You can always email with any questions.

Supply List for Session 3:

Pencils 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 6B

Vine or Willow (soft) charcoal

Cretacolor Graphite Powder, 5.29 Ounce

Conté Crayons Match Box Set (Set of 4)

Extra Large kneaded erasers

White Plastic Eraser

Bull Dog Clips

18×24” 300 Series Newsprint Pad Rough (Strathmore brand or similar)

300 Series Bristol Tape Bound Pad (100lb. 20 Sheets Vellum)

Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Pad 12×16”

I recommend keeping a sketchbook with heavy duty paper and slightly bigger than you think you need

 

 

Coming in Fall 2022

Session 1: September 2 – September 23, 10:00 – 12:30pm
Session 2: September 30 – October 21, 10:00 – 12:30pm
Session 3: October 28 – November 18, 10:00 – 12:30pm