The term synthetic in this case is used to refer to elements that do not exist together in nature, combined in a way to create a drawing that simulates a natural, real experience.
This class will draw from live models, play with scale and point of view By melding various visual experiences such as imagination, memory, dreams, and other inspirations together, you will learn to create imagined drawings that feel like a natural occurrence, grounded in real life. You will learn to make the unattainable feel as if it was experiential.
Each week, we will find different ways to relate to space, form, volume, texture; all vital to composition and a way to hone hand/eye coordination. Students will explore various approaches through different materials and media, always with an emphasis on structure and composition. This class will, at times, focus on still life and expanding the picture plane. Emphasis will be on the ‘making’ – with constructive feedback given 1:1 during the class, as well as group critiques. Students should be willing to discuss their work as they expand their vocabulary, and be challenged to rework a drawing.
At times, various artists contemporary and historical may be discussed in relation to their approaches and an analysis of individual works will occur. Students should expect to expand their perceptual drawing skills. This class is designed for the intermediate student, with active drawing time in each session.