Saturday, Sept. 24 – Oct. 15, 2022
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Taught in English and Spanish
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The drawing process has neither a beginning nor an end. As soon as a mark is laid, all the possibilities become evident. The aim of this course is to teach students, either beginner or intermediate, the act of drawing; a process where perception and technique become inseparable from each other.
Students experiment with the media and techniques used to create a variety of two-dimensional (2-D) artworks through the development of skills in drawing. Students practice, sketch, and manipulate the structural elements of art to improve mark making and the organizational principles of design in a composition from observation.
This course will explore a variety of drawing elements; line, contour line, cross-contour line, shape, form, proportion, composition, mark-making and spatial perspective. Even though these aspects of drawing must be taught isolated from each other, a drawing can only exist between the relationships of these elements. Through practice and revision, students will develop their own unique vocabulary of drawing marks and expressions. This course includes a variety of both dry and wet drawing techniques.
Upon completing this drawing course students will be able to:
- Develop a full range of drawing skills and mark-making vocabulary
- Develop and apply accurate perceptual drawing techniques
- Apply 2D design principles to the drawing medium
- Able to make informed choices about drawing tools and materials
- Develop and apply critical thinking and vocabulary skills
- Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Born in NOLA and raised in the Dominican Republic, Raul Perdomo has been an exhibiting artist working in Miami since 1990. He holds a BFA degree in painting and drawing from Florida State University with minors in printmaking and art history.
His work has been included in multiple group and solo exhibitions and is a part of many national and international art collections.
Raul has been a South Florida Art Center/now Oolite Arts resident artist between 1990-1993. His experiences as an exhibiting artist in the contemporary art world evolved into the art education field, where he worked for M-DCPS between 2006-2008. Between 2008-2012 taught advanced painting, drawing, and portfolio development workshops both private and at Oolite Arts. Perdomo served as visual arts program director and has worked as an instructor at Miami Arts Charter School Wynwood campus since 2011.
Materials you will need for this course:
Beginner and Intermediate students:
- Graphite pencils HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
- Black Sharpie pen: fine and ultrafine
- 2 charcoal pencils
- 1 box vine/willow charcoal
- 1 box compressed charcoal
- 1 eraser multipack
- 1 sharpener
- 1 X Acto knife
- 1 Viewfinder with vertical and horizontal divisions
- 1 Drawing pad 18” x 24”
- 1 Newsprint Drawing pad 12”x18”
- 1 18” ruler
- Spray workable fixative
Intermediate students should also bring:
- Good quality wet media or watercolor paper
- 1 soft wide brush
- 1 large Chinese calligraphy brush
- 1 tube dark watercolor paint, Lamp black, Sepia or Burnt Umber