Fall 2004

ARTS 639
Expressive Drawing

Zinser,Jerry T.

09/13/2004 - 12/18/2004
Monday 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Art Workshop 107

Drawing, as a primary means of both expression and communication for the artist, can take on many distinctive shapes and forms. The aim of this course is to legitimize and focus on the power of the artist's expression rather than simply on his or her technical proficiency. Just as the Cubists transformed how we see the world, students will be encouraged to look at what is before them in new ways. While most drawing classes focus on rendering what is seen with the eyes, this course directs the student toward rendering what is seen in the mind's eye and the artist's heart.

Using a variety of historical references, from the passion of Kandinsky and de Kooning to the cool control of Agnes Martin and Sol LeWitt, students will look for their own path in their search for more expressive drawing. Students experienced in, and proficient with, drawing in a certain scale, with certain materials, and with specific subject matter will be encouraged to break from the familiar and work in ways that they never have before.

This is a studio class, involving work with models, still life, and landscapes, depending on student needs. After consultation with the instructor, students will develop a plan of activity that will take them to new ways of seeing and expressing themselves.

There will be some slide lecture presentations, and frequent group and individual critiques.

Students will be evaluated on their work in class, critique participation, implementation of their plan of activity, and work done outside of class.

Additional course fee: $15.

Jerry Zinser (B.F.A. Hartford Art School; M.F.A. Rutgers University) is an artist and graphic, architectural, and theater scenic designer.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Studio

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

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