Preferably, if you want to participate you have some experience as a maker in any form of visual arts. You may be an artist, a semi-professional or just someone who’s passionate about drawing. More important than experience however is an open attitude and curiosity: Marisa enjoys teaching those anxious to reinvent what they are doing, refresh their abilities and look for new paths.
Marisa’s first online course can be followed at any time. The course is called The Intention and questions why some drawings, though made with much effort and expertise, just don’t seem to ‘work’, whilst others for some reason do. Much depends on the intention with which the drawing was made: if you are not clear about the drawing, this will show. In this course we take a close look at possible intentions and practice ourselves in a mode of drawing that results in works that are strong and sincere.
The course consists of 8 lessons, all with an online video introduction and pfd documents with assignments you receive by e-mail. Every two weeks you e-mail the drawings you made since the last lesson and we discuss them by Skype, meaning we meet online every two weeks.
A new group course will start in february 2017.
The subject of this course is the use of imagery (such as newspaper photos) as an example for your drawing or as inspiration: what choices do you make in translating the photo to a drawing? Do you copy it exactly or merely use it as an inspiration to make something wholly different, and why?
It is also possible to follow a course online individually.
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