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Experimental Drawing

Experimental Drawing: Edgework

By April 9, 2021April 14th, 2023No Comments

Fridays, May 19 – June 16, 2023 – 10:00 – 12:30pm 

with J. Jordan Bruns

When two shapes of different value love each other very much, they sometimes come together to create an edge.  Experimental Drawing: Edgework, celebrates the union of two shapes and the edge they create.  Edges make up our physical reality, so if our aim is to make realistic looking/feeling drawings, we need adopt the edge.  Our in-class work will be split between still life and the live model.  Please note there is a $30 model fee paid in class.

Schedule of Classes:

Class 1) May 19 – Pan pastel 3 tone drawings

            Exercise: Block in the general shape of the subject focusing on the tone/value relationships

Class 2) May 26– Pan pastel 3 tone drawings

Exercise: continue with still life, moving from large shapes to smaller shapes, refining negative shapes

Class 3 June 2 – Working from the live model- Harry

Exercise: “Simple proportions, Gesture, and Edge Exercises” – charcoal on newsprint paper

Class 4) June 9 – Working from the live model Michael

Pan pastel 3 tone drawing

Exercise: working from the model, map the figure though light and dark shapes as well as positive and negative shapes

Class 5) June 16 – Working from the live model- Harry

Exercise: Seurat and the conte crayon

– 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 this “Experimental Drawing Art Clinic” the materials pass is $35.  Usually, materials pass is a rental system but for this clinic, you will keep the paper and materials.   Quantities may be limited.  You can always email with any questions.

Supply List

PanPastel Artists’ Painting Pastel- (one of each)

neutral grey, neutral grey tint 8, neutral grey extra dark

Conte Crayon, 2 pack black

Vine or Willow (soft) charcoal

Extra Large kneaded erasers

White Plastic Eraser

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

12×16” Gray Tone Mi-Teintes, 24 Sheet Pad

ore brand or similar)