We’ll be drawing the outdoors in different neighborhoods around Boston, focusing on city illustration and how to depict themes and emotions through the cityscape. We’ll discuss how urban imagery and architecture can be used as a means of personal reflection and discovery. Each lesson will involve drawing outdoors in a different part of the city, such as the North End, Bay Village, and the South End.
Students will be encouraged to experiment with a combination of illustrated architecture, lighting, perspective, dynamic angles, etc. We’ll also discuss some of the most important and influential artists who captured the 19th and 20th century cities, such as Edward Hopper and James Mcneill Whistler, and how they used different street and interior scenes as a mode of self discovery in the new urban jungle.
Students should purchase the following materials before class begins:
- Pad of Drawing paper 11X14
- Eraser (instructor recommends the white rubber)
- Stick of charcoal
- Baby wipes (for cleaning hands while on site after using charcoal)
- Micron Pigma Pens , sizes 02 (0.30 mm), 03 (0.35 mm), 05 (0.45 mm), and 08 (0.50 mm)
- 12 inch ruler