Abstract Drawing - September Studio Studies

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Studio Studies are private, small-group lessons hosted in my personal studio.
DUE TO COVID-19: I am splitting my studio studies into 2 groups with 3 students each, while also abiding by Art on 30th's safety & health guidelines.
  • DURATION: 4 weeks 
  • Meets: September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
  • THU AM group 1 @ 11am-1pm
  • THU AM group 2 @ 2pm-4pm
  • LOCATION: My Personal Studio on the 2nd Level
  • TUITION: $99
  • EXPERIENCE: Beginning-Intermediate
  • MAX STUDENTS: 3 per group

This is not your grandmother's drawing class. Get loose in this unconventional drawing class using a variety of drawing tools and materials on paper.

You may not realize it, but you draw all the time. When you sign your name, when you draw a map, cross something out, or doodle on scrap paper. Drawing is a powerful and wonderful language, capable of expressing things not easily conveyed in other mediums.

Drawing can also be very expressive: communicating the intangible and invisible. It is one of the most accessible and portable activities you can undertake. The Modernism movement expanded the definition of what drawing can be and do; freeing it from being equated to only realistic renderings.

In this course, we will produce a broad range of expressive and gestural drawings that will be personal and meaningful. We will explore and experiment with materials beyond the familiar pencil and eraser duo. We will learn to loosen up, trust ourselves, and expand on what we know we can do to create rich, satisfying abstract drawings. 

  • Week 1: Drawing the Unseen
  • Week 2: Building Your Visual Vocabulary
  • Week 3: Energizing Composition & Tone
  • Week 4: Just Add Water 
New for this session: each student will get to schedule a time to meet with me for an instructor critique at the end.
In this workshop, you'll receive personal attention with one-on-one instruction, walk away with tips and resources on materials, participate and glean from group critiques, and watch instructor demos.
Students will also get to showcase and place for sale one piece of their work in my studio at the next opening night at Art on 30th!
  • 1 Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper 42"x8yd roll
  • 2 Graphite pencils (any hardness)
  • 2 Charcoal sticks (any size)
  • 1 ArtGraf Water Soluble Carbon (black)
  • 1 Black ink (any kind: acrylic, hi-flow, india, sumi, etc.)
  • 2 Erasers: white vinyl and tan rubber/pink pearl
  • 1 Utility/Chip Brush, 2"-3"
  • 1 Gestural Round Brush (i.e. Escoda Natural Bristle Brush, Oval, Size 2)
If you’re missing something from your supply stash, I’ll give notes on what to buy (and why you need it) as we go along.
  • Meets September 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
  • THU A group 1 @ 11am-1pm
  • THU AM group 2 @ 2pm-4pm
  • $99 for 4 weeks + instructor critique
  • Beginning-Intermediate Skill Level
  • Max 3 students per group

My Personal Studio on the 2nd Level