Explore broader means and strategies in drawing while delving into its possibilities to create dynamic, two-dimensional works on paper. Find a visual balance within the principles of drawing with other media like printmaking, collage and alternative methods that enrich imagery. Students challenge previous perceptions about drawing and make fresh responses to develop compositional, textural, line and rendering skills. There are experiments in creating mark-making tools, and unconventional media transform to enliven and add multiple layers to drawing. Techniques in economical studio practices are covered.
Media & Techniques:
Students draw from observation and use alternative media: powdered graphite; charcoal; inks; pastels; coffee: and various papers. Several printmaking techniques are covered in demonstrations along with learning how to utilize frottage, collage, silk screened monoprints and multiple transfer methods.
Each studio day begins with drawing exercises that defy the norms of conventional materials, followed by technical demonstrations, group discussions and slide presentations that apply to the topics covered.
Simonette Quamina received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. She is the recipient of the 2017 Salem Art Works fellowship, the 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Art Works Center residency and is a studio recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program in New York City.