DRY MATERIALS - Tuesday Mornings, Studio
14 September - 12 October, 2021
3 hours per week for 5 weeks
10am - 1pm
Over the 5 sessions we will explore a range of dry drawing materials (eg. pencils, chalk, charcoal, conté) in combination with different types of papers. Through these different combinations, we will become more sensitive to the feel and potential of the materials we choose. As well as working with mark making tools we will constantly be aware of the importance of erasure, building an image up and when necessary paring it back again. We will consider the usual use of materials, particularly within specific fields or contexts, and also the challenges and surprises of misusing and experimenting with them. This course is complemented by and extends what you will learn in the Wet Materials course.
We have designed this course for students from different disciplines who feel that drawing could become a useful part of their thinking process or who are already drawing, or for lapsed drawers who want to get back into it. This course is suitable for students of all ages (aged 18+) and levels of experience. This is drawing as visual thinking, rather than an intention to make art works. We like the idea of exchange and look for students with open thinking and an enjoyment in making.