This is a 13 week course for absolute beginners to drawing.
I will introduce fundamental concepts, assign weekly drawing projects, and critique your work regarding the good as well as the not so good.
Each Wednesday night I will upload a new video (or multiple videos if need be) to our subreddit. Students will scan/photograph and upload their images to imgur and share them in that week's thread. I will comment on each and provide feedback.
Drawing is fun, meditative, and it improves your understanding of both the world and yourself.
Course starts 7/14/2010.
- no lectures added
An adventurous attitude.
Week 1: Basic Tools and Mark Making
Week 2: Blind Contour
Week 3: Contour Drawing
Week 4: Broad Angles
Week 5: Subtle Angles
Week 6: Combining Contour and Angles
Week 7: Simple Rhythms
Week 8: Connected Rhythms
Week 9: Broad Shapes
Week 10: Simple Shapes
Week 12: Combining Rhythm and Shapes
Week 13: What does it all mean?
Each assignment gets a feedback rating from 1-5 and takes less than an hour to complete. 1 means I don't think you tried, 2 means you tried a little, 3 means you did a pretty good job, 4 means you did very well, and 5 means you blew the assignment away.
At the end of the class the people with feedback above 45 get two of my favorite pencil and an on-the-go sketchbook.
Materials: Pencil and a sketchbook or 8.5"x11" (or larger) paper.
Experienced artists please wait for the intermediate and advanced courses. You won't do your classmates (or yourself) any good by showing off.