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Ati Gropius Johansen, Untitled Drawing, not dated, acrylic and ink on paper. Black Mountain College Collection, gift of the Artist, 2008.46.31.20.

Experimental Drawing

Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$220 Museum Members, $240 non-members (includes some materials)

NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16, 30, DECEMBER 7 + 14 — Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Drawing is much more than a realistic rendering – it is the most uniquely personal and fundamental form of mark-making, as individual as a signature. This six-part drawing class both demystifies drawing for beginners and encourages more advanced artists to practice drawing freely, in order to uncover unusual sources of creative imagery. Students look closely at artists such as Ruth Asawa, Elaine Schmitt Urbain, Jim Dine, and Leonard Baskin, and practice fluidity of line and improvisational thinking that push the boundaries of what a drawing can be. Imagination and chance inform students’ work as they experiment with different drawing media and explore a variety of expressive styles. Weekly classes include slide talks, work sessions, and individual discussions with the instructor. Students leave with 6-10 finished drawings, plus a notebook of techniques and ideas for future projects!

Instructor Pamela Lanza has an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Before relocating to Asheville, she taught at UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Art Studio program and San Francisco Art Institute for 20 years. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley), UNC Asheville, Florida State University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Stanford University.

Space is limited; register by October 26. For more information or to register by phone, call 828.253.3227 x122.

Adult Studio

Local and visiting artists help students of all levels and abilities develop skills in media that reflect techniques and themes featured in the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Classes are designed for anyone interested in exploring specific media in depth or introduce new media and processes.

Refund policy for Adult Studio: Unless otherwise noted, refunds for ticketed/paid adult programs will be made if a request is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the scheduled program. The full cost of the ticket/registration, minus any credit card or other processing fees, will be issued via check within 30 days following the written request.

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