F107 Fall 2018 Drawing and Sketching Workshop
Tuesdays, 2:15–3:40, Sept. 18–Nov. 6
Fairfax Lord of Life, Conference Room
Instructor: Bill Parsons
Class limit: 14
“I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is...”
—Fredrick Franck, The Zen of Seeing. This class is intended for students who are experienced in drawing and wish to continue their work in a supportive setting among others who share their desire to improve their art. Our focus will be on striving to truly see the world around us by drawing, while exploring the visual effects and the relationship of light, value, color, form, dimension, and perspective. We’ll encourage free expression and use many different materials to create work that reflects our individual personal interests. Projects will be started in class but will sometimes be completed outside of class. Weekly class discussions of finished work will help students develop their talents. Supplies needed are subject to the interests of each student but might include pencils, charcoal, conté crayons, ink pens, pastels, color pencils, and papers or other surfaces appropriate to the medium.
Bill Parsons earned an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked as a furniture maker and designer, jeweler, silversmith, and ceramic artist.