Contour Line Drawing: Sketching Items Around the House
About the Workshop
Come learn how to make quick and beautiful drawings using the contour line technique. Gather several sheets of paper and three different colored drawing implements – could be pens, pencils, markers, crayons – whatever you have around. In the class we will create quick drawings of objects and our hands using the blind contour technique. Next we will create a longer form drawing of a room in our home using contour lines and the site measuring technique for proportions. At the end of the class you will have several quick drawings and one or two more finished pieces.
About the Instructor
Anna Wallace is a current resident and native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Teaching has become an integral part of Anna’s artistic practice. She teaches at UNCG, High Point University, and is the Lead Visual Arts Instructor at the North Carolina Governor’s School West.
Much of Anna’s work infiltrates, as if the rugs, chairs, and vessels sprouted legs and marched out of the home and into the white box of the gallery. The colors, pattern density, and visual stimulation demand we pay attention. Her practice spans sculpture, installation, and performance. The way Anna handles each process is not dissimilar to the management of a home, bouncing from one thing to the next. Her work demonstrates an infatuation with female labor and the practices of women’s work.
In addition to Anna’s studio art practice, she designs and creates several collections of sustainably produced products. The pottery collection is made to seamlessly integrate into any existing kitchen, yet has a unique whimsical quality. The garment collection embraces slow fashion. Each item is sewn entirely from locally sourced vintage and remnant textiles – down to the thread.
About the Location
This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.