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Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center
Dec 17 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | $25
Introduction to Drawing and Art History

Introduction to Drawing and Art History is a monthly 3-hour workshop, where students learn how to create compelling still-life images with charcoal or graphite inspired by the composition, technique and observation of specific periods in Art History. Each session focuses on short fragments of the history of art, creating a quick and dynamic timeline that reviews the most relevant elements and influences in art, while enriching the mind and providing inspiration for still-life compositions. While it is recommended to take various workshops to enhance the art history and technique aspects of each lesson, students have the option to take workshops independently, for each session is designed to work autonomously reviewing basic elements of drawing, perspective and composition.

Open to18 years old and adults. No prior experience necessary.

Upcoming Schedule of Topics:

  • December 17, 2022

The Middle Ages. Medieval Art, Romanic and Gothic. Expression. Charcoal technique

  • January 21, 2023

Renaissance and Mannerism. XV and XVI centuries. Bruneleschi, Da Vinci, Dürer. Proportion, Perspective and Composition. Graphite technique.

  • February 18, 2023

Baroque and Roccoco, XVII and XVIII centuries. Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Bernini, Gentileschi, Franogard. Expression, Composition, Value and Chiaroscuro. Ink technique

  • March 18, 2023

Neoclassisim and Romanticism XVIII and XIX centuries Jaques Louis David, Eugène Delacroix and Caspar David Friedrich. Expression. Conté and sanguine techniques