ONLINE COURSE: Drawing from a Contemporary Perspective

ONLINE COURSE: Drawing from a Contemporary Perspective

Start date: September 22, 2020 - End date: October 27, 2020

Time: 7 - 8:30 PM

Drawing Painting

Age: 18+
Day: Tuesday 6 classes
Start/End: Sept 22 – Oct 27
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Cost: M $150 NM $170
Code: A63
Instructor: Nicole Clouston

This course introduces and builds on concepts and techniques of drawing from a contemporary perspective. Drawing skills are explored and expanded through explorations of contour, value, still life and perspective. Students will develop individual creative solutions to assignments, exercises and sketchbook work by observing, recording and translating the world around them. This course will encourage experimentation, critical engagement, and the exploration of personal experience through drawing. Students will develop an individual style and practice that is transferable to other studio courses and independent projects.

About the Instructor: Nicole Clouston is a practice-based researcher and teacher who recently completed her Ph.D. in Visual Art at York University in Toronto. In her practice, she asks: “What happens we acknowledge through an embodied experience, our connection to a world teeming with life both around and inside us?” Nicole has exhibited across Canada and international, most recently in Detroit, Michigan. She was the artist in residence at the Coalesce Bio Art Lab at the University of Buffalo and the artist in residence at Idea Projects Ontario Science Centre’s Studio Residencies at MOCA. Her work can be found at www.nicoleclouston.com

Please note: If courses are purchased at member price, and membership is not active, you will be charged for the membership.

About Online Courses: Virtual fall courses will be delivered via ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You’ll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and a headset (either wired or wireless) if possible. We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning. Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Materials: Students are responsible for sourcing their own materials for online courses. For Drawing as a Contemporary Practice, you will need the following:
• A sketchbook, square or rectangular format
• A large pad of newsprint
• Canson Montrval Tape Watercolour Sketch Pad: 140 lb., 18 x 24”, 12 sheets (other sketch pads are acceptable as the paper is the same size and weight)
• Pencils (ideally HB, 2B, 4B)
• Black fineliner and Sharpie markers
• Erasers (vinyl and kneadable)
• Pencil sharpener
• Ruler
• Additional optional materials: conte, charcoal

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