SUMMER TERM | June 07 — August 01, 2021
D101i Drawing 1 Intensive — ONLINE
June 07 — July 26, 2021
Monday, 2-3.30pm (Eastern/US)
8 Weeks / 8 Sessions / 495$
Professor John Ros
This online course will introduce a series of practical drawing exercises in order to develop the way we see in relation to hand-eye coordination. As you set up your own working studio, we will explore line, tone, shape, form and mark-making using predominately charcoal. This course encourages an inventive approach to composition and introduces you to the underlying abstract forces that occur in all visual exploration. Explore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding of the visual. Drawing 1 is about learning how to see and is intended for those looking to enhance representational drawing skills through experimentation. Ideal for introductory level learners, though this course is also good for those looking to broaden their portfolio as well as those looking for a newly dedicated drawing component to their practice.
Sessions meet in an online studio — a digital space that allows enrolled artists to come together and share their experiences. This course will be taught as an asynchronous/synchronous hybrid. June 07; June 21; July 05; July 19 will be asynchronous sessions. June 14; June 28; July 12; July 26 will be live, synchronous sessions held via Zoom.
F402i Developing Practice: Independent Study — ONLINE
June 12 — July 31, 2021
Saturday, 1-2.30pm (Eastern/US)
8 Weeks / 8 Sessions / 495$
Professor Armon Means
Develop your practice or a specific project with more focus and rigor, while also reflecting on the work through the practice of developing and honing an artist statement. This practice-based course is intended for artists who want to focus studio time on a specific project or body of work with access to one-on-one critiques with the instructor as well as peer discussions in the online studio. In order to support these discussions and how you connect with the information, the artist statement will develop and transform throughout the course. This will act as a manner in which to introduce the concept to the viewer, focusing on how the writing captures the essence and goals of the work while acting as a stand-in for the artist when not present. This course is ideal for artists of all media, looking for critical discourse related to current bodies of work, including work-in-progress. The goal of discussions with your instructor and peers will be to enhance conceptual thinking and examine technique, potentially exposing the artist to viewpoints not initially considered in their studio or process.
All welcome, regardless of the level of higher education or career stage. Students and individuals transitioning to new levels of art practice are highly encouraged and welcome.
New course sessions post weekly on Saturdays. Sessions meet in an online studio — a digital space that allows enrolled artists to come together and share their experiences. This course will be taught as an asynchronous/synchronous hybrid. The first session will be held asynchronously, as an initial digital studio visit between the instructor and each artist. Weeks two, five and eight, the final course session, will all be synchronous. Synchronous sessions will meet on Saturdays from 1-2.30pm (Eastern/US). These sessions will include opportunities for peer studio visits, critique, and continued feedback from the instructor.
F455i Writing and Practice:
When Theater Meets Poetry — Creating the Choreopoem — ONLINE
June 15 — July 26, 2021
Tuesday, 3-4.30pm (Eastern/US)
6 Weeks / 6 Sessions / 375$
We will closely read, discuss, excavate and “model” (to create new work), Audre Lorde’s Need: A Chorale for Black Women Voices, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, and Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to create your own choreopoems. While we meticulously craft choreopoems, we’ll use Lorde’s, Shange’s and Ensler’s poetry, fiction, and, nonfiction as inspiration (through visual, text and musical writing prompts) to generate new poems, fiction and nonfiction.
All new sessions will post on Tuesdays and meet in an online studio — a digital discussion space that allows enrolled artists to come together and share their experiences. This course will be taught as an asynchronous/synchronous hybrid. Sessions on June 15; June 29; and July 13 will be asynchronous. Sessions on June 22; July 06; and July 20 will be live, synchronous sessions held via Zoom.