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This studio course will provide hands-on instruction about the properties and possibilities of the charcoal medium, further development, and refining of drawing techniques and concepts, as well as an understanding of observational drawing for the purpose of artistic expression.
During the course, students will be introduced to the work of artists such as Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, and Georges Seurat. Students will be asked to create a drawing that touches on different dimensions of these artist’s works, specifically the use of chiaroscuro (the use of contrasting values).
▪ Define language associated with materials, color theory, and drawing techniques.
▪ Discuss Ideas and concepts related to Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, and Georges Seurat’s work.
▪ Further understanding the processes of artistic expression within the drawn form.
▪ Develop a pastel drawing inspired by the works of Paula Rego.
▪ Analyze and evaluate completed work.
About the Instructor:
Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Matthew Forehand has based his art career out of the city of Miami. He began his art school studies at Pensacola State College where he received his Associate’s degree in Visual Arts. Matthew continued his education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. During his time at SAIC, he enrolled in Ox-Bow School of the Arts, an artist residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. He currently teaches visual arts at Miami Arts Charter School (MAC). His courses at MAC include Foundational Elements of Art, Material Based Art, and Printmaking.