Drawing Exploration: Observation, Imagination, and Memory
Join us for a three-week drawing intensive before the New Year that will cover the basics of drawing in contemporary art. Classes will each be two hours long and broken into three themes: drawing from observation, imagination, and memory. We will discover contemporary artists who use these specific approaches towards drawing in their own work and then participate in unconventional drawing-based activities meant to build students’ drawing skills, help them discover their own unique style of drawing, develop ideas through imagination, and question how drawing can be used as a tool to understand better and investigate the world.
Ali Vaughanis a multidisciplinary artist based in the Bay Area who works between sculpture and drawing. Her work investigates the confluence of geology and the body, and the complicated intersections of memory and family history. She has exhibited work at the de Young Museum, the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, the Coulter Gallery, West Magazine, and the Stanford Art Gallery. She was a metal arts residence at the Steel Yard in Providence, RI, and most recently a resident at Radio28 Creative Studios in Mexico City. Ali received was a dual major and received her BA in Art Practice (with honors) and Art History at Stanford University. In her teaching, she believes that artmaking can foster resilience, focus, investigation, and self reflection, and is interested in allowing students to explore various mediums as means of self expression, including drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture. As an educator and artist, she works with students to understand the different possibilities and challenges of different mediums, and feel that they have the freedom and confidence to move between them to express personally meaningful narratives. www.alivaughan.com