In this course students will build observational drawing skills through a contemporary art lens. What does it mean to observe the present moment? How does our place in history affect the way we see? How do our individual perspectives shift reality? We will address drawing as a process of thought between the real and imaginary. Each session will begin with a live model, expanding into alternative exercises derived from 20th and 21st century art history: surrealist automatism, situationist walks, mapmaking, performative drawing, rules and restraints, and drawing in virtual space. Broadening the scope of what it means to observe through drawing, students will gain insight to their natural way of seeing, and begin a drawing practice unique to their vision.
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