Drawwing Cabinet Summer Art School
Summer Art Portfolio Intensive 2022
Course Descriptions

Meets: Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Time: 10am to 6pm (1-2pm lunch break)
Tuition: $2,500 for 4 weeks or $700 per week
Registraion: https://forms.gle/ryYmekmLNtPz2EsC7

Week 1 – Drawing & Painting
Instructor: Kira Doutt
Dates: 6/27, 6/29, 7/2

The Drawing & Painting intensive will introduce students to contemporary drawing and painting methods. Students will explore various ways of utilizing line weight, shading, composites, color, light, space, texture, and different painting mediums to create works that display deep material and conceptual understanding. Each student will learn how to develop a set of ideas and translate this concept visually through paint. By the end of this three day intensive, students will have two pieces of new work that will contribute to building a larger art portfolio. Artists we will focus on in this course include: Henry Taylor, Kiki Smith, Lucian Freud, John Currin, Sasha Gordon, and Kerry James Marshall.

Image caption: Sasha Gordon

Week 2 – Mixed Media
Instructor: Christine Yerie Lee
Dates: 7/4, 7/6, 7/9

As the current focus in art has shifted toward a more experimental approach to image making, visual artists discover their signature styles through trial, error, and studying artworks by contemporaries. This course serves as a laboratory for that process, in which students can work with a range of materials and exercises that utilize experimental techniques such as collage, assemblage, and incorporation of found materials to catalyze their own aesthetic and achieve different visual outcomes, moods, and expressions. We will look at mixed media artists who blur the distinction of painting and sculpture, such as Kurt Schwitters, Joseph Cornell, Lee Krasner, Robert Rauschenberg, Betye Saar, Noah Purifoy, Nancy Chunn, and Barbara Kruger. Throughout the week, students will observe and collect everyday materials for artmaking while focusing on themes of self-construction, recreation, and memory.

Image caption: Nancy Chunn

Week 3 – Sculpture
Instructor: Jinseok Choi
Dates: 7/11, 7/13, 7/16

In the Sculpture intensive, students will explore technical skills, materiality, and sculptural thinking. Over the course, students will engage in 3 modes of creating sculptures (sculpting, life-casting, and assemblage) and learn about how the invention of each technique has impacted artists in history as well as how contemporary artists, such as Shirley Tse, Candice Lin, David Altmejd, Katie Grinnan, Juan Angel Chavez, and Lauren Halsey. While asking fundamental questions such as How does one define sculpture? What does 3-dimensionality mean? What can be sculptural materials? How do artists develop a unique sculptural language? students will create unique works that reflect their personalities, interests, desires, and fears.

Image caption: Shirley Tse

Week 4 – Installation Art
Instructor: Woohee Cho
Dates: 7/18, 7/20, 7/23

Students will be introduced to contemporary artists working in the realm of installation and learn about works that challenge the conventional idea of art. By reimagining domestic spaces and observing their everyday lives, students will create site-specific artworks that display an understanding of the medium as well as its site. Students will gain an understanding of how Installation Art as a genre is different from installation of art and investigate the works of contemporaries such as Florian Slotawa, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Paul Ramirez Jonas and Sarah Sze.

Image caption: Florian Slowata