This class will focus on process and exploration informed by O’Keeffe’s sketchbook studies and pencil drawings. We will focus on learning how to create sketchbook studies in order to improve artistic practice. Participants are asked to engage in wonder and fascination with their subject matter. Our goal is to recognize what it feels like to look with care and wonder, and learn how to find a drawing composition through loose sketching. With an emphasis on loosening and looking, the workshop will involve several short studies from life followed by a longer, more in-depth drawing from life.
Supplies you will need for this class:
- Sketchbook or paper
- Pencils (various hardnesses are ideal but not required)
- Gum or mars plastic eraser
About the Instructor
Zimmy Chu is a painter, knitter, and avid sketchbooker from the Appalachian foothills. They graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in environmental studies and comparative American studies, having minored in studio art. They have experience teaching art and karate, as well as facilitation of group discussions. Zimmy is enamored with life in its many forms, and believes wholeheartedly that only expansive love leads to collective liberation.
This class is suitable for participants 16 and up.
This program will take place via the video conferencing platform Zoom. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants by email the day before the class takes place. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
Note that all program times are in Mountain Time Zone.
This class is being offered on a sliding scale:
$10; minimum 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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