Luminous: Exploring the Human Body in Drawing with Deborah Thompson
2 Classes: Nov 2-3
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am – 3:30 pmCourse Description:
The human body, beloved, hated, adorned, enigmatic and problematic, our body is the vehicle we carry through life. Often at odds with it and attempting to change its form. A site of projection, of human drama and identity. An endless conveyer of unconscious meaning and message. In today’s polarized world, have we polarized the body too? This course seeks to open in all of the complexities the human form has to offer through the medium of drawing. Beginning the weekend with a slide show presentation and discussion on the polarities of the human body in art. Followed by two days of studio sessions, with the model in the morning and working from imagination, photographs and memory in the afternoon. Process over product will be the emphasis of the weekend. Exercises will prompt new ways to explore the human form in traditional materials such as charcoal, ink, graphite and oil bar. On-going discussions and critiques of work will be part of the weekend.
Course Fee: $180 (includes model fee) Material Fee: $20.00
TOTAL FEE: $200.00