Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.
18 years old and adults. No prior experience necessary.
Session 7: May 21 – Impressionism and Post Impressionism late 1800's from Claude Monet to Vincent van Gogh: Expression, Composition, Texture and Value
Session 8: June 18 – Avant Garde I (Fauvism and Expressionism) early 1900's from Henri Matisse to Otto Dix: Value, Texture and Expression
Session 9: July 16 – Avant Garde II (Abstraction, Cubism and Futurism) 1900's-1930's from Pablo Picasso to Wassily Kandinsky: Composition, Expression, Value and Texture
Session 10: August 20 – Avant Garde III (Suprematism, Constructivism and Minimalism, De Stijl, Bauhaus and Art Deco) 1900's - 1940's from Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich to Tamara de Lempicka: Composition
Session 11: September 17– Dada and Surrealism 1920's - 1940's from Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo: Composition, Expression and Texture