Line informs our lives whether we are standing in one or regarding double lines dividing our highways. For artists, a line becomes virtually an autograph. Drawn lines can be rough and tumble, notably exact, tinged with perforation, zigzagged into repetitivepattern, floating merrily in open space, densely layered into geometric configurations or meandering lazily in tidy script.
Art history is rife with the revelry of line. From Surrealist automatic writing to the scribbles of Cy Twombly, the raw looping ofJackson Pollock, the laborious grids of Agnes Martin to the current restless entanglements of Julie Mehretu. The quirkiness ofline enthralls artists the world over.
Consider the raw materials employed by artists in their linear gestures. Vying for attention are rivers of ink, strands of watercolor,fuzzy trails of graphite, thread stitched onto paper, wire plunging through space, pastel surges or the superimposition of pencil.All of which can carry a vision of grace, tension, leisure, rage or sensitivity.
This one-day workshop reflects the focus of diversity in the mesmerizing world of line. Your individual “portraits” of dialogue withline are your autographs of observation, discovery and invention.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 19+
Date and Time
Saturday Dec 11, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
December 11, 2021; Saturday, 9 AM–4 PM
Woodstock School of Art 2470 NY-212 Woodstock, 12498