Week 2 - Gestural Expression
In effort to destroy the notion of the “precious product” in art making, students will explore a gestural approach to examine the structural foundation of the subject in a loose and expressive approach.
Exercise 1a - Gestural studies
Using the figure as subject, students will work on a series of gestural studies. The timed studies will emphasize the use of observation and reaction, while focusing on the hierarchy of elements necessary for success in a limited drawing. Poses will progress from 2 minute to five minute sessions.
Reading Assignment: Chapter 2: Shape - An Irony
Sketch Assignment: 5 gestural analysis of master reproductions

Note: This schedule is intended as a general guide to course projects and is
subject to change. Exact dates and requirements will be issued in class.

Week 1 Drawing as a Means of Seeing
Week 2 Gestural Expression
Week 3 Shape: An Irony
Week 4 Diagrammatic & Structural Line
Weeks 5 & 6 Perspective Review and Spatial Study
Weeks 7 & 8 Value
Weeks 9 & 10 Volume
Week 11 The Portrait
Weeks 12 & 13 The Figure
Week 14 Final Project
Week 15 Expressive Exercises in Drawing