First day of drawing and design with Charlie Meeds was a success! Here is our Gallery Director's sketch from Thursday. Despite a degree in art, Liz explains, "My drawing technique can always improve. I plan to use this class as perspective when looking at my own work. To give me fresh eyes."
Liz says she only had one or two classes that enforced a Giacometti style drawing. But, taking this class has helped her see beyond her school training-- she understands this style of drawing a lot more.
Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss artist who lived from 1901 until 1966, derived a style of drawing that encourages wrapping space around an object, and finding points to use as references to how that space exists. The resulting drawing has layers of push and pull, lines to connect dots and draw angles that are constantly readjusted throughout the drawing. The building of a drawing is about comparing the relationships of points. Meeds explained the process like a satellite. GPS systems use multiple satellites to pin-point a location of an object. It is the same process here. Measuring distances and angels to find the next point. He encouraged his students to continue a line from one side of the page to the other.