This in-person drawing class will cover different ways to get out of your own head, observe the world around you, and connect to imaginative spaces. Through a series of process and time-based explorations, we’ll be drawing from the left and right side of the brain, considering (re)orientation, scale, and navigating dream scapes. The class will also explore the possibilities of duplication and remixing your work through pronto plate lithography.
Nkiruka Oparah (they/them) is an artist and poet living and working in Oakland, CA. Through drawing, collage, video, assemblage, and performance, Oparah builds multimedia portraits and ephemeral forms from familiar and cultural images, found objects, and repurposed materials to investigate memory, otherness, and the multiplicity of identities within them. They are a recipient of the Barclay Simpson award and have taught at California College of the Arts and University of Washington.
Becca Imrich is an artist, writer, and educator who has exhibited her work throughout the Bay Area. Her interdisciplinary practice builds on a foundation of drawing and photography trespassing in and out of the image space to explore themes of mental and environmental precarity. She has worked in the teaching departments of The Phillips Collection and Aperture Foundation, and currently is teaching at California College of the Arts.