Paint 2: Monumental & Minature
We will deal with the basic technical and aesthetic problems of painting. The level of presentation will accommodate each individual student, and demonstrations will occur as they are needed. The goal for each student is toward focus and artistic development. A model will be available when necessary.
Monumental & Miniature will concentrate on drawing and watercolor on two scales - the scale of the landscape and the scale of the hand. The class will combine conceptual and experimental approaches to working very small and large with technical skill development, including miniature and large scale watercolor in the studio, large-scale drawing in the studio, and large-scale drawing processes and independent work in the field (such as frottage, wheatpasting, and other experimental approaches to drawing outside). We'll also look at historic and contemporary monumental and miniature artworks, including geoglyphs, Mughal and Persian miniature painting, and work by artists including David Hockney and Rosemarie Fiore. Required supplies will include charcoal, pencil, and a limited palette of watercolor paints, along with small watercolor brushes, and paper substrates. Students will be strongly encouraged to experiment over the course of the class with materials, application tools, and surfaces. M&M will provide readings and technical information on drawing and watercolor media to support your work over the semester.