Drawing is a fundamental skill that is essential to a practice in art. Learning how to see not only enhances work in other media like painting, printmaking and sculpture, but also creates a visual lens through which to look at the world.
This virtual workshop will focus on the drawing element of line. Line quality, line variation, contour, expressive line, searching line. The list goes on. We will be covering the basics to start in this class, though, not going into a comprehensive study.
Materials you need:
- You will need some paper to draw on- nothing special, just some sketchbook paper at least 8 1/2x11" or preferrably larger like 11x14".
- You will need something to draw with. This can be a simple pencil, or a piece of charcoal, or even a ball point pen. Stick with something you are used to and that will help eliminate the variables as you venture into new and exciting territory!
- You will need some brushes for painting- watercolor brushes come in a range of sizes and shapes, we prefer to use the highest quality we can afford since brushes are one of the most essential painting tools, and a
The first part of the workshop will cover some exercises to loosen up and begin to see- translating the 3 Dimensional world into 2 Dimensions.
Next a description and demonstration on more specificity in contour and line quality. Join us for the next workshops in the series on value, shape, texture, balance and proportion.
Meet the Instructor
Dana Harris Seeger is a painter, printmaker and educator. She holds an MFA from San Jose State University and has taught at colleges and universities as well as private institutions all over the United States. She is currently the Program Director of the School of Visual Philosophy in San Jose, California, an organization she co-created in 2014. She has been a member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2011. In 2012 she was an Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Dana was named one of KQED's inaugural 10 Bay Area Women to Watch in 2016.
She now resides in Ben Lomond, California with her husband Yori Seeger, daughter Lyla and twin boys Hayden and Esben. Dana's work focuses on navigating through the space of memory. As an identical twin, she has a unique perspective on shared experience and how the mind remembers those experiences. She also draws from her heritage as a second generation Baltic American to investigate cultural and communal memory.
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Tickets for Observational Drawing 101: Line can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|General Admission||USD 30|
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