Is Drawing Dead?

Do you teach basic drawing skills?   In February 2012 the always creative and occasionally provocative Jayson Paterson started a thread on the OCC forum entitled “Is Drawing Dead?” Since then there have been 16 replies and more than 360 views. Jayson explains “I want to emphasise again that I am not suggesting that drawing is dead in this discussion thread, but wanting to open up discussion as to what has been added to an artist's basic toolbox in this 21st Century ...

Did you know there was a DP student VIRTUAL ART GALLERY?

Actually there are TWO virtual art galleries, one showcasing student art from around 1997 – 2007 and the other from 2009 to the present. Here are four examples of DP student artwork over the last 10 years, two images taken from each site. Neither is password protected and both galleries contain a large and varied assortment of student art from schools all over the world, with work in ceramics, drawing, mixed media, ‘computer’, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture etc, arranged either according to ...

Skills vs Concept

“How much time do you spend teaching skills, as opposed to, say, discussing originality or the art and culture of different times?" There is no simple answer - because students are all different. It depends on who you get in your art class. It tends to change with every new group of students, and it also changes over the course of the programme. My school has a very fluid student population and a fairly wide ‘open door’ policy with regard to admission ...

What’s the point of DRAWING?

"Until I saw my drawings replayed on the iPad, I'd never seen myself draw. Someone watching me would be concentrating on the exact moment, but I'd always be thinking a little bit ahead. That's especially so in a drawing where you are limiting yourself, a line drawing for example. When you are doing them you are very tense, because you have to reduce everything to such simple terms". (David Hockney http://quote.robertgenn.com/getquotes.php?catid=84 ) "The process of drawing is, before all else, the process of ...