This studio course will provide hands-on instruction on the properties and versatility of the charcoal medium. Students will further develop and refine their drawing techniques, as well as gain an understanding of observational drawing for the purpose of artistic expression.
During the course, students will start learning with geometric shapes then move into still lifes and finish with a portrait drawing of master artists such as Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, and Georges Seurat. Students will be asked to create a drawing that touches on different dimensions of these artists’ works, specifically chiaroscuro (the use of contrasting values).
Define language associated with materials and drawing techniques.
Understanding of value and composition.
Explore the fundamentals of light, shadow, and volume using charcoal on paper
Discuss ideas and concepts related to Caravaggio, Diego Velázquez, and Georges Seurat’s work.
Further understand the processes of artistic expression within the drawn form.
Analyze and evaluate completed work.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Matthew Forehand has based his art career out of the city of Miami. He began his art school studies at Pensacola State College where he received his Associates degree in Visual Arts. Matthew continued his education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. During his time at SAIC, he enrolled in Ox-Bow School of the Arts, an artist residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. He currently teaches visual arts at Miami Arts Charter School (MAC). His courses at MAC include Foundational Elements of Art, Material Based Art, and Printmaking.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Oolite Arts, 924 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, United States