The 2015 Rutgers Drawing & Painting Intensive has had a great start here in the Civic Square Building at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Here is what she had to say:
In the morning, we gathered in a circle to introduce ourselves and the course overview and expectations. Following that, we assigned lockers and provided instruction and demonstrations for the afternoon’s drawing assignment.
In the afternoon, the group split up into pairs to complete a series of drawing exercises exploring blind contour, cross-hatching, reduction, gesture, foreshortening and hand/head studies.
The students worked together to complete the tasks, using each other as models.
Afterwards, each student selected a page from their sketch pad to hang on the wall for a brief informal discussion.
Following this, the class “gessoed” canvases to prepare for tomorrow while watching an Art 21 episode on Californian conceptual artist John Baldessari.
Overall, there have been no issues and all of the students seem friendly and focused!