Class 2 - CAPTURING A LITTLE STORY: ANIMALS

INSTRUCTOR: Deirdre Fox

Deirdre Fox is an artist who puts physical objects to abstract use in visual poems. She has exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center, Betty Rymer Gallery, Evanston Art Center, and the Swedish American Museum, among other venues. She has been awarded grants from the City of Chicago/Illinois Arts Counsel and was included in New American Paintings Midwest Edition in 2012. Her work has been curated into White Columns Artists Registry and The Drawing Center Viewing Program. Residencies include Ragdale Foundation, the Center for Books and Paper Arts, the Chicago Open Studios Program, and the Cliff Dwellers Club. Public collections include the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection and the Center for Books and Paper Arts. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BS in Materials Science & Engineering from Northwestern University.

DATE:

12:00 P.M., Saturday, April 22

LOCATION: 

LINCOLN PARK ZOO

BREAKDOWN OF 2.5 HOUR CLASS:

10 min.Introduction of Instructor & Attendees Class Objectives & Agenda
10 min. Explanation/Demo: Gesture Drawing – basics and uses
15 min. Exercise I: Gesture Drawings.
5 min. Share Gesture Drawings
10 min. Explanation/Demo: 1) Composing a Page to tell a Story 2) Working with graphite powder
25 min.  Exercise 2: Gesture drawings
5 min. Share Gesture Drawings
10 min. Explanation: Surroundings and Space
25 min. Exercise 3: Quick drawings of zoo enclosures
5 min. Share Space Drawings
10 min. Explanation: Putting it together to tell a story
40 min Exercise 4: Putting it together
10 min. Share and Wrap Up: Final Drawings

SUPPLY LIST:

  • No. 2 Pencils
  • vine charcoal
  • powdered graphite
  • rags/brushes
  • wetnaps
  • water bottle
  • dust mask (optional);
  • drawing board and clips
  • drawing paper

  

 

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