Spring 2009

ARTS 635
The Rogue's Gallery: Historical Portrait Drawing


01/28/2009 - 05/06/2009
Wednesday 06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Art Workshop 105

For this drawing course participants will depict a well-known historical figure of their own choosing. Heroes and villains, saints and sinners, creative geniuses and scallywags, are all fair game.

Traditional wet and dry techniques as well as the use of photography, projection, collage, decoupage, and working over computer-based images will all be considered. Besides materials and choice of format, notions of scale, portraiture, sequential images, series and the use of additional appropriate imagery to complement the chosen subject will be also considered.

The goal will be to create a diverse and lively "rogue's gallery" of historical characters with possibly the likes of Marilyn Monroe sharing a wall with General Franco, Gandhi or Johnny Rotten.

Additional course fee: $20

Enrollment is limited to 14. This course is not open to auditors.

Peter Waite (B.F.A. Hartford Art School; M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is visiting assistant professor of art. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and has taught at Wesleyan University and at the University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, and Bennington College. His work is represented by the Edward Thorp Gallery in New York City. He has had 15 solo exhibitions, including the Edward Thorp Gallery (2005, 2002, 2001, 1996, 1994), the Winston/Wachter Gallery (Seattle, 2006), and the Olin Gallery of Roanoke College (Salem, VA, 2005). View his paintings on his Web site at www.peterwaite.com.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Studio

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 14

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