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Mark Making: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Jan 27 - Apr 06
3.00 CEUs,
10 Sessions

Ignacio Serrano Perez Senior graphic designer, Milton Glaser Inc.; illustrator

Mark making describes the different lines, scratches, dots, textures and "marks" we generate through the creation of an artwork. In this course, we will focus on drawing intuitively, in a similar fashion to automatic writing. This approach requires our hands to draw faster than our minds. We will be looking for unexpected gestures and marks from which to build new images. Through exercises, students will learn how to "read" their marks and incorporate them into their drawing practice. We will explore different mediums, such as ink, washes, pencils, rubber rolls, acrylics, fabric and char- coal, on different supports, to widen the scope of possibilities and discover which ones generate the most interesting results. Examples of works by artists who use mark making extensively will be reviewed and discussed. By the end of this course, students will have acquired a comprehensive body of work with new and unexpected paths to explore. This course is designed for beginner and intermediate graphic artists who want to expand their visual vocabulary.


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