Drawing Everywhere (DRW4239.01)

Mary Lum

Interior and exterior, observed and imagined, expansive and intimate, this course revolves around drawings of place. In class we examine natural, architectural, and narrative spaces through readings and visual references that push the definition of drawing in many different directions. Students complete work weekly building a body of drawings that begins with assigned problems and allows for a breadth of interpretation and media. Research about the representation of space/place in history and in contemporary visual culture is undertaken and presented by all. The goal of this course is for students to discover and pursue individual, idiosyncratic languages for representing the world in which we live by making drawings in, of, and about, real and imagined places. Our senses have been exceptionally heightened during the pandemic and this is an exciting time to work/draw through new ideas about place. This is an intermediate/advanced level drawing course, and a high degree of self-motivation, independence, and production is expected.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Two previous Visual Arts courses at Bennington including one 4 credit Drawing course and permission of instructor. Students interested in enrolling in this course should email mlum@bennington.edu by November 13, stating why you are interested in taking the class and what VA courses you have taken previously. This course is mainly for third and fourth year students.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M 1:40PM - 5:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , Drawing , Hybrid In-Person and Remote
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