“Air, Spirits, and Transparency” Drawing Workshop
with Ryan Hill
via Zoom *the link will be sent to your e-mail the day before class. Please double check that you have entered the correct e-mail address when you register.
Sunday, April 18
1 pm PST / 1 pm MST / 4 pm EST
Using an associative and thematic approach, the workshop is grounded in group image interpretation and takes flight in drawing exercises. “Air, Spirits, and Transparency” investigates weightlessness and representations of the supernatural realm from art history and film, including automatic writing, levitation, trances, spirit photography and Japanese woodcuts. Following instructor demos, students play with charcoal and chalk pastel to develop atmospheric effects in their drawings. Class is concludes with a drawn responses to a ghost story.
Ryan Hill is an artist and educator born in Los Angeles, CA. He received a B.A. in art and history from UC Santa Cruz, a M.A. in film and television – history and theory from UCLA, and a M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts. His early projects were site-specific installations and performances in nonprofit, academic, and museum venues. These ongoing collaborations with other artists included working with John Fleck and the movement collective SHRIMPS. His solo work is represented by Civilian Art Projects in Washington DC with drawing installations and video projections traveling internationally as part of group shows. Mr.Hill has worked as an education manager in a variety of contemporary art museums, including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. He writes about the role of interpretation and leads studio art and art education workshops.
Suggested Supplies – any kind of paper or mark making pencil is fine.
• Vine Charcoal
• Compressed Charcoal Pencil
• White Chalk Pastel
• Toned Paper 9×12 or larger (Strathmore Toned Gray Pad works well)
• White/ Off white Drawing Paper 9×12 or larger
• Kneaded eraser
• White plastic eraser
*Image by Marjorie Cameron