From Shape to Form, is a three-week course drawing course that explores how to create the illusion of form and space. It develops the skills of drawing from direct observation including perspective and form from the still-life.
Emphasis is on developing a sense of structure through line, value, and texture. Both traditional and innovative approaches are explored, with the intent of an in depth analysis of the common perception of an image and learning to “see.”
It introduces students to concepts, tools, and techniques of representational drawing. Principles of composition, balance, rhythm, line, texture, and value are introduced through progressive studio assignments using a charcoal.
• Students will become knowledgeable about the principles of linear perspective for the development of observed and imagined imagery
• Students will learn how to create the illusion of form and space on the picture plane
• Students will learn how to break down complex objects using simple shapes and forms
• Students will develop fluency with drawing processes, utilizing line and mark-making techniques.
• Students will organize the compositional relationship of objects within the picture plane.
Drawings will be evaluated by the teacher, students may email images of their work, or show during class time.
About the Instructor:
Kristen Thiele is a painter and lives and works in Miami, FL. Thiele received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995 and her MFA from Miami International University in 2012. Thiele has taught drawing at Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently teaching drawing at Miami Dade College. She is an Oolite Arts Alumna ( 2000-2010) and former Board of Directors Member.