For week one, we explored Ancient Egyptian Mythology. We also studied the role and influence that history, mythology, literature and the like have had on fantastical world building and imaginative visual storytelling.
In addition, we studied the creation of message-driven art through the use of symbolism, metaphor and allegory as well as utilizing anagrams, visual puzzles and hidden messages in mixed-media art. Pluralism and non-linear storytelling were also covered.
Experimental techniques using graphite and various tools and treatments helped to create unique textural effects onto fantastical characters, as each artist begins to explore compositional strategies and value studies.
More techniques to come next week, as we employ both two-dimensional and three-dimensional approaches, innovative tools and unconventional materials! Norse Mythology is the focus for next week. Sound like fun? Join us for the next 6-week session!
March 23 to May 1, 2015 IN SESSION
Next Session: May 4 to June 12, 2015
Course Length: 6 weeks