Drawing & Painting Lessons
with Edward Burke
Drawing Lessons - Objectives
This online drawing workshop encourages the discovery and development of all kinds of drawing mediums, from primitive charcoal to contemporary digital drawing. The lessons intend to provide the fundamentals of drawing techniques and concepts, explore the endless possibilities of mark-making, and develop unique approaches to materials and aesthetic decision-making.
In these lessons, create drawings from three creative sources: direct observation, the mind's eye, the intuitive subconscious, and combinations. Tap into imagination, intuition, and the powers of observation by exploring various ways of seeing, both perceptually and conceptually. These lessons create traditional and experimental drawings that open new creative paths by exploring aesthetic and individual drawing languages.
• Developing a working concept of what it means to draw.
• Reinforcing the principles of traditional drawing skills.
• Developing new ways of thinking, seeing, and creating.
• Building confidence through exercises that help explore various types of mark-making.
There is no wrong way to draw experimentally. However, these exercises will focus on the process of drawing, not on creating finished works of art. These exercises will include blind contour drawing, gesture, and expressive line drawings, continuous line drawing, and drawing by erasing. The role of aesthetic decision-making while drawing will be explored and reinforced. These exercises can help people who favor precise drawing loosen their techniques and help those who draw loosely to approach drawing in ways they may not have thought of before.
The main prerequisite for these lessons is the desire to step outside of yourself and find new creative paths. These drawing lessons are designed for all levels of drawing experience, however, you will have access to fundamental drawing techniques, and I encourage you to revisit these fundamentals throughout your artistic life. The main prerequisite for these lessons is the desire to step outside of "yourself" and find new creative paths. These drawing lessons consider all levels of drawing experience; however, access to fundamental drawing techniques encourages each student to revisit these fundamentals throughout their artistic life.