In this class, students will learn techniques to create paintings and drawings that tell stories by manipulating, combining and reframing images sourced from photographic references. Students work towards developing a final project that tells a personal, political, or imagined narrative. Students have the option to work in graphite pencil or watercolor, or experiment with combining mediums. This class brings together art history, technical demonstrations (offered in watercolor and pencil) and class critiques. The class will look at works of contemporary artists who transform the meaning of images and discuss techniques of how narratives are made. Each student will create their unique visual inventory through found or made photographs, and create drawings or paintings that combine elements of their inventory by experimenting with collage and sketch techniques. The classes will have time committed to lectures/demos and time for working on the projects and it will culminate with presentations of final independent projects and group discussion.

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