dot dot dash — Exercises in Mark Making

This course explores the fundamentals of drawing through process-based mark making on paper and fabric, building images through repetitive actions, line by line, color by color. A range of techniques such as hand and machine sewing, embroidery, and resist dyeing techniques such as stamping, stitching and batik will be explored to build a drawing vocabulary through accumulation. Weekly journal assignments will build confidence in each student’s personal vision and will focus on light and shadow, surface texture, and perspective. Through readings, class discussions and project assignments, we will cover the context and history of these techniques, as well as how they are used today. We will explore the work of artists such as Anni Albers, Pacita Abad, Elizabeth Angrnaqquaq, Anna Maria Maiolino, Faith Ringold, Tilleke Schwarz, Fred Sandback, Tschabalala Self, Jessica So Ren Tang, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Sophie Tauber Arp and Zadie Xa.




Tuesdays, 7:30-10:20 PM


MJ Daines