its the new quarter. and i have 4 art classes that are all super serious and very time consuming.
thank goodness i am still really really excited for them all!!!
Image and Narration: exploring what it means to produce art with a beginning, middle and end. sequential art?
Intensive Figure Drawing: 30-50 figure drawings in our sketchbook every week on our own time. and a whole bunch of more figure drawing in and out of class! yay!
Figure Painting: all done in oils. very exciting since i haven't done any portraiture in oils yet!
Image Capture: basically a photography class. i'm most nervous about this because, although i like photography a lot, i don't feel like a natural photographer. we'll see how it goes trying to take 50 different shots for each class. sheesh.
Questions answered in my Intensive Figure Drawing class:
1. i am fascinated with figuring out how to combine stylized realism with a clear depiction of that person's "essence" in one image. i especially love learning about what it means to be a woman or a man through a study of the figure, beyond the flesh.
2. for this class, my dream is to figure out how to really capture a person's emotions and thoughts in a human figure. i especially want to explore the question, "what is femininity?"
3. my goal is to come out of this class with a lot of pieces and studies to look back on. I hope to see improvements in my realism and also in my stylization of the figure. i hope that i can understand better what it means to capture a person's essence and to convey femininity.
i am going to be crazy psycho busy this quarter. but i know that i am going to be SO excited at the end of the quarter when i have so much art work completed! i really feel like i am finding my voice in art. and i am really starting to recognize my own style. ah, i am so excited!