THE ART OF DRAWING: SURFACE & DEPTH
Taught by Marcia Rackow
Each semester accents either drawing, pastel, or watercolor. In this class, based on the Siegel Theory of Opposites, a student’s mind and hand, seeing and imagination, logic and emotion are encouraged to work together. Some subjects are: Intimacy and Grandeur in Still Life; How Much Can Small Objects Mean to Us?; There Is Space In, Around, and Between Things.
SPRING / SUMMER 2019
Henri Matisse – Collioure Landscape
LANDSCAPE IS GESTURE & CONTOUR, TOO
This semester, as we work outdoors in Washington Square Park and at the North Cove Marina, we will be studying these great sentences by Eli Siegel from The Aesthetic Nature of the World —about the wonder of sight:
Every instance of sight is a oneness of within and without, or a oneness of plane and edge, of surface and outline….Sight then is always concerned with the presence, the dramatic presence, of outline and color—or edge and plane.
We’ll continue gesture and contour drawing to understand better the relation of plane and edge as we study how resplendent summer can be in New York City. The basis of the class is this Aesthetic Realism principle: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”
MATERIALS: Any colored medium, except oil—watercolor, pastel, colored pencils; also charcoal, conté crayon, ink, pencil. Drawing or watercolor or pastel pad, minimum size 9” x 12”, larger if possible.
DATES: May 18, June I, 15, 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10
Alternate Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Beginning date of this class: Sat ,Sept 15
Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)