The Museum's studio courses offer the opportunity to explore a variety of artistic media outside the structure of the classroom. By tying lessons to Museum exhibitions, studio courses give students from other disciplines another avenue of access to the Arts. The four-week courses are free for U.Va. student members and available to general Museum members for $180. To register email the Museum's Education Department, or call 434.243.2050.
The Tell-Tale Mark
with Warren Craghead
Tuesdays, September 22, 29, October 13, 20
Cartooning and comics can be more than jokes; they can also be a way to tell stories, transmit ideas and make social comments. Participants in this class will learn to use the "cartoon language" to take rough ideas and hone them into comic narratives ranging from single panel cartoons to multi-page books. The class will explore the various media used to make comics, the different content and forms comics can take, and will emphasize storytelling and visual communication. Through class discussions, group critiques, and lots and lots of drawing, participants will learn to make comics and cartoons that matter to them.
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Introduction to Anatomy
with Thomas Marsh
Wednesdays, September 23, 30, October 14, 21
This course presents an introduction of the skeletal and muscle systems of the human body from an artistic perspective. With classroom lectures, instructor drawing demonstrations, and students drawing from the live model, Introduction to Anatomy combines academic study with traditional artistic studio disciplines. Though no previous drawing skills are necessary, students will use drawing from the model as a means of study in the classroom.
with Lindsey Mears
Mondays, September 28, October 12, 19, 26
In this course, students will each create an original artist's book, learning printmaking and bookbinding techniques in the process. We will utilize the Museum's exhibition of Jefferson's letters, images, and architectural drawings in his creation of the Academical Village as a touchstone for our own creations. Working with concepts of layering, time, infrastructure, exchange, and collaboration, we will create a multitude of prints to be arranged and combined into a unique artist's book. Printmaking techniques will include photomechanical and relief processes. No experience is necessary.