Re-Framing the Ordinary:
Locating yourself graphically in the saturation of the moment
An online workshop with Stuart Shils
July 24 – 26, 2020 | 9:00 – 11:30 am daily (Arizona time) Maximum enrollment 12.
First day 3.5 hours then 2 days at 2.5 hours a day with a follow-up meeting of 30 minutes arranged with each student individually after the workshop. Maximum enrollment 12.
Note: The first meeting is an evening orientation talk with Stuart Shils: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I NOTICE JACK NICHOLSON? Thursday, July 23, 4:30 – 6:00 pm (Arizona time)
These three lively mornings will explore the relationship between drawing and observation, examining how close and clarified observation can hone our visually analytical minds, regardless of what it is we are looking at. Each day will begin with either a slide talk or a guided conversation exploring issues like:
-the meaning of simplification
-the shaping and reshaping expectations
-where to begin and how to begin
-what matters on paper
Followed by a sequence of guided exercises intended as tools for carrying back to your workaday studio lives. This is not about recipes nor techniques but rather, addressing the evolution and structure of your own visual literacy. Materials will be pencils and paper and a few other materials for collage.
Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the non-refundable balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.