Aquinas Summer Academy 2014: Observational Drawing Workshop
Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Grand Rapids, MI
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Observational Drawing Workshop for High School Students
Date: June 23 - 24, 2014; 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Aquinas College, Art and Music Center
Instructors: Prof. Chris LaPorte
Program Details: “Draw what you see!”
Drawing what you see is an important tool for beginning artists to master and
experienced artists to practice. The ability to see three-dimensional objects,
and translate them into two-dimensional drawings takes practice, patience
and good technique.
This workshop places an emphasis on observational drawing, familiarization
with materials, and methods for developing line, shape, perspective, value,
form, and light. Students will work through a series of exercises based on
observational skills of composition and formal elements to add increasingly
abstract elements to individual drawings. They will also learn how to look at
objects in a new way so they may create pencil sketches, contour drawings,
and simple perspective renderings while working with various objects and
media. The workshop is designed for all skill levels, including beginning
students and those who have previously taken observational drawing classes.
Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Registration closes on June 10, 2014 for all programs offered by the AQ Summer Academy.
Applications received after June 10 will be honored only if space is available.
Please use an e-mail address that you check regularly for the registration process to ensure that you receive all needed communication between now and the start of the Summer Academy.
We are looking forward to your participation in the program!
The program fee will be refunded upon receipt of a written request for cancellation. After June 1, refund requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The college may cancel or postpone any session because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a session is cancelled or postponed, the college will refund 100 percent of registration fees.
The fee covers all instruction, materials, supplies, lunch (full-day programs only), and a T-shirt.
When & Where
Aquinas College, Art Department
The Art department's mission is to train artists, art historians, and visual arts administrators, as well as to provide service courses for non-art majors. Through our courses, we aspire to build an appreciation for the rich interchange of images and ideas that can happen between art and other academic disciplines. Our graduates in art have been encouraged to consider their future professional role in the context of both the contemporary world and the historical world. Besides a reverence for art history, they have been taught appropriate skills of mind, hand, and eye. They have been helped to find the next steps in their life journey, and have been challenged to be the best they can be in their chosen specialty.