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ART 234 — Expressive Drawing

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Jan 17—Feb 14
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 30
Unit: 1
Tuition: $435
Addtl. Fee: $15 (non-refundable)
Limit: 17
Instructor(s): Michael Azgour
Status: Registration opens on 12/04/2017
On-campus course
6:30—9:30 pm
Jan 17—Feb 14
5 weeks
Drop By
Jan 30
1 Unit
Addtl. Fee: $15 (non-refundable)
Michael Azgour
Registration opens on 12/04/2017
Expressive drawing is about taking subjects from life and translating them into something original. Experimenting with charcoal and ink, students will practice interpreting subjects in novel ways and work toward developing a unique voice. Demonstrations will feature observational drawing techniques that combine realistic and abstract sensibilities and are an opportunity to discuss light, form, gesture, movement, and composition. Exercises from photographs and live models will give students the opportunity to practice methods discussed in class and build proficiency with wet and dry media. We will also look at modern and contemporary examples, discuss the impact different techniques have on mood, and briefly consider conceptual topics.

This course includes a non-refundable model fee of $15 to be paid at the time of registration.

This course is open to students of all levels.

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $60–$75 on these materials.

Michael Azgour, Artist; Lecturer, Architectural Design Program, Stanford

Michael Azgour’s work addresses concepts related to photography in contemporary culture. His paintings combine evocative expressive representation with geometric abstraction, reflecting on memory, technology, and the human condition. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. His work can be viewed at azgour.com.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.