Thursday, Sept. 15-Oct. 6, 2022
Taught in English and Spanish
$100 (Members have a 20% discount with code)
“Free your inner child”
The purpose of this course is to experience a liberating way to draw renewing your creative spirit through experimentation and adventure.
Meant for beginner and intermediate students who want to explore the process of drawing, privileging spontaneity and playfulness rather than logic and planning. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a few simple techniques to trust their inner artistic self and connect with their intuitive intelligence.
This 4-week course requires exploration and discovery, rather than objective analysis, simply responding sensitively to the work. It’s offering artistic freedom, not right or wrong, simply enriching and enjoying the process more than the results.
Participants will be guided based on their individual skills and will have constant evaluation while drawing. Individual instruction will be provided according to how they develop their work through the proposed exercises following demonstrations and individual critiques focusing on spontaneous compositions.
Class #1: Playing with the Gird
● Capturing the first impulse
● Foundational Structure
● Playing with lines patterns
● Twin Drawing
● Working with the Gird
● Developing a grid with charcoal. Ink and color
Class #2: The Dynamics of the Drawing Space
● Characteristic of the visual weight
● Orientation and Placement
● Composition Keys
● Center and off the center
Class #3: Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Drwaing
● Balancing from side to side
● Pair of Related Drawings
● Repetition of Multiple Motifs
● Shape and lines Motif repetition
● Symmetrical drawing
● Asymmetrical Drawing
Class #4: Hierarchy of Emphasis
● Straight Lines
● Emphasis just off center
● Static and Directional
● Community of Shapes
● Organic Shapes Compositions
● Geometric Shapes.
About the instructor:
Pablo Contrisciani earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections from USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting instructor since 1998.
Materials you will need for this course:
– Pencils HB, 1B, 2B, 4B, 1H, 2H (one each)
– 1 eraser
– 1 sharpener
– 2 Charcoal pencils
– 1 Set of charcoal bars
– 1 Black Ink 4 oz
– 1 Set of four sizes soft square brushes: 1/8” flat brush, 1/2” flat brush, 3/4” flat brush, 1” flat brush.
– 3 Square Bristle brushes: 1 1/2” flat bristle brush, 2” flat bristle brush, 2 1/2” flat bristle brush.
– 1 set of 3 soft round brushes: small, medium, and big size.
– 1 set of 3 bristle round brushes: small, med, and big sizes.
– 12 sheets 18 x 24 inches of regular drawing paper
– 1 sketchpad 12 x 18 inches
– 1 medium sketchbook 9 x 12 inches
– 1 small sketchbook 5 x 7 inches
– 1 masking tape
– 2 8oz Empty cans for water
Rags or paper towels
– 1 set of Graphite bars
– 1 Easel to work vertically
– Black artist pens or markers: Superfine point, fine point, medium point & amp brush (one each)