Join us for a focused practice of observational nature sketching inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawings of lilies. Instructor Sudeshna Sengupta will demonstrate how to capture the essence of its sinuous beauty in fluid gestural lines of varied line weight by changing the pressure, angle, and position of holding the pencil. You will then build tonal mass to create depth and dimensionality in what’s called a mass-gesture drawing. In addition to photos of lilies provided before class, you may follow the flowers used during the live demonstration on screen.
This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.
Space is limited, reservations required.
This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program. Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.
Online classes are not recorded. Online classes are offered only as a live and interactive experience.
Supplies needed for this class:
- Strathmore 400 series Mixed-media drawing pad or any other brand of drawing pad in any size between 9” x 12” and 12” x 17”. Thicker paper (140 lb or higher) is better.
- A set of 2B, 4B, & 6B graphite pencils and an eraser
- Charcoal Pencils: Medium (2B) and Soft/Dark (4B or 6B),
- Blending stumps (AKA Tortillons, often comes with drawing pencil sets) and or Q-tips and tissues or cotton rags (clean pieces of old t-shirts work well).
- Masking tape to keep the paper flat especially if the pad is larger
- Optional: A couple of sticks of Vine Charcoal for larger drawings if anyone would like to try drawing on a larger paper pad.
- Optional: Color pencils or conte to add a hint of color.
About the Instructor
Sudeshna Sengupta’s career as a teaching artist spans multiple decades, continents, and cultures that inform her pedagogy of decolonizing studio art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1985 from Visva-Bharati, an international university founded in India, by the humanist poet Tagore, the first non-European Nobel Laureate (1913). After teaching art and design at the college level in New Delhi, Seattle, and California, she taught at NMSU-Alamogordo, where she established its first intaglio printmaking studio in 1995. Since moving to Santa Fe, she has been teaching courses in online studio art at the Santa Fe Community College. She also conducts workshops and short courses and presents lectures and community-based art events for various age groups with civic, cultural, and community organizations in the US and in India, often with a focus on multicultural and inter-cultural experiences that emphasize human, cultural, and environmental connectedness through creativity.
This class is being offered on a sliding scale:
$10; minimal fee.
$20; covers the cost of the class.
$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs.
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