With the right techniques, you can bring a drawing to life. In this introduction to drawing—the foundation of all art—learn the fundamentals of composition, value and contour lines as well as how to build a drawing from the ground up, all while practicing a wide variety of techniques. This playful process drawing workshop alternates foundation-building demonstrations with engaging in-class exercises. Try new methods using pencil, charcoal and liquid charcoal while receiving feedback and advice from the instructor. 

Course Details

Laura Spector is a fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts, a recipient of an individual grant award from the Houston Arts Alliance and Artist-in-Residence recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She exhibited at Grand Rapids Art Museum in 2016, FotoFest 2014 and in Lawndale Art Center’s “Big Show” in 2013 and 2017. Her work has been featured in R2: The Rice Review, Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and “The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art.” She has studied fine art at both the Flemish Classical Atelier in Belgium and Virginia Commonwealth University and was a resident artist at Atelierhaus Hilmsen in 2016. Her artwork can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.

Online: Synchronous
This course will be delivered in a synchronous format online. Registered participants will receive login instructions to the course page, which will provide access to the virtual classroom link and other resources. 

Fee does not include cost of supplies, $80–$95.  Studio art supply lists are shared two weeks before the course start date. Contact cpcoord@rice.edu with questions.


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