Wednesday, October 24, 2012

GCA Salon this Friday: Dissecting Drawings

Anthony Baus, Museum Copying Salon, charcoal & graphite on paper

Join us this Friday, October 26th from 5:30 - 6:30pm in GCA's North Studio for our next Salon. Water Street Atelier 4th year student, Victor Chong will do a presentation on Dissecting Drawings.

Raphael, Head of a Youth, red chalk on white paper

From the initial sketch to the finished work, drawing was once a consistently essential element in the creation of a painting or sculpture.
By studying examples from the Western tradition of drawing from the Renaissance to pre-Impressionism, drawing enthusiasts and students can learn a great deal about the various ways artists in the past saw the world and translated it into art. What functions did drawing play? What were the artist's priorities and interests? What sort of symbols or conventions were used? How did the materials and techniques used reflect or affect the way the artist drew? There are just a few of the questions that may allow us to improve our draftsmanship and gain a better understanding of drawing.

The GCA Salon is an informal gathering to "aut delectare aut prodesse est" (either to please or to educate). The Salon is open to the public and free to attend. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring a bottle of wine or something sweet or savory to share. 
RSVP here (also not required, but helpful!)

Save the Date: Our Friday, November 9th Salon will feature a demo by the sculptor, Chad Fisher. More details to come.

Post-Salon: Visit the Morgan
After our Salon we encourage you to go to The Morgan Library and Museum. They recently opened the exhibition, Dürer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich. This Friday there will be a gallery talk at 7pm. There will also be some festive Oktoberfest celebrations of German beer and food for purchase in the Morgan Cafe and music by the German band Zum Biergarten. Admission on Fridays from 7-9pm are always free. Several Water Street Atelier students attended the opening of this exhibition after our Museum Copying Salon.

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