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January 12, 2003

CLASS: The Improvisation of Drawing

with artist / instructor Maarja Roth

An afternoon workshop in spontaneous seeing and free hand expression. Through a variety of exercises, we will be finding the edges of forms (contour), feeling the movement and energy of the whole form (gesture), and discovering ouir own creative perspective (composition). We will be playing with the basics of the line and the loose qualities we find when we connect all the senses with our seeing.

Methods like scribbling, smudging, and eraser drawing, as well as techniques we create on the spot, will be explored. Our drawings will be varied in size and you will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of drawing tools.

Paper, pencils, conte crayons, ink and brushes will be included in the materials fees. If you have a favorite sketch book or drawing tools of your own (pencils, sharpeners, pens, markers), please bring them too.

This is a class for any skill level, beginner through master. Please come prepared to discover you own creative side and to share it with others.

Workshop fee: $30 Materials fee: $10