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.
The Winter semester of classes is now in session. For information about auditing classes, call the Registrar at 212.777.4490.
“THE DRAMA IN THINGS SEEN”
This semester we will be studying passages from Eli Siegel’s great essay
“Art As Drama” [The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known, #883]. He writes:
Art shows the drama in things seen. The roundness and weight of a chestnut are in a state of drama; as are the lines and color. As conflict and reconciliation, struggle and resolution, surprise and continuity are essential things in the drama of the stage, so contrast and harmony, clash and relation, thrust and blending are essential in painting.
As we work in various media—pen & ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor—we’ll look for and discover the drama in the everyday things around us: a brick wall, a broken plate, a tomato. And we’ll see something new, deep, and wonderful about the world and ourselves!
Materials: Drawing pad (9 x 12 or larger), pencils, eraser, pen & ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, brushes.
DATES: Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, Mar. 10, 24, Apr. 7
Alternate Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Beginning date of this class: Sat, Jan 13
Fee: $60 per semester (7 classes)
Audit: $12[back to classes]