July 22-26 - Rebecca Spruill, Teaching Artist in Residence
Originally From North Carolina, Rebecca Spruill received her B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and her M.F.A. at Kansas State University. She has degrees in Fine Art and Sociology, has participated in several federally funded research grants that integrated these two academic fields, and is participating in research funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Her current research interests include the intersection of traditional processes and digital processes, as well as an exploration of the self-imposed limitations of feeling un-ideal. Her artistic practice involves printmaking, installations, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary exploration.
Drawing Through Time w/ Instructor Rebecca Spruill
Improve your observational and drawing skills! Learn how to describe and render time and movement in a variety of forms. Students will learn how to observe and measure the world, describe shadows and light, and represent volume and movement in drawing. More than one type of subject matter will be explored, as movement can be found throughout the world; but this class will focus primarily on fabrics, plants, and people. Media explored will include charcoal, graphite, ink, and pastels. We will begin with basic practices like sight measuring and line quality exercises, and then build in complexity as students work towards a final drawing of a person in movement. Students will also look at the ways movement has been portrayed by different artists through art history.