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Providence, RI 02903-2787
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Contemporary Drawing Course

Contemporary Drawing: Foundation + Expressive Synthesis

This course encompasses alternative approaches and methods to observational drawing. Students build competency through core foundational elements, such as value, line, shape, proportion and composition, and synthesize these essentials while using alternative approaches, methods and materials to achieve a unique visual language. Through lectures, demonstrations and rigorous studio practice, you traverse the ground between drawing conventionally and exploring nontraditional approaches. Students are exposed to a diverse range of Modernist processes – such as mixed media, collage, mark making, alternative surface materials, and issues of scale – that can be utilized as problem-solving solutions. You will be pushed to understand visual thinking and gain a heightened sensitivity to the process of drawing, and be called upon to think beyond your usual capacities and to strive for a unique statement and a complex visual language. Individual guidance is provided to accommodate varying levels of ability, from beginning to advanced.

Course #2774
Jason Travers

Schedule B
June 29 – August 4
Thursdays + Fridays

Tuition $2,750
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,475
Model Fee $55

3 Credits



Jason Travers

Jason Travers: BFA, Painting, The Art Institute of Boston; MFA, Painting, American University. Travers teaches at Rhode Island College and Bridgewater State College and is represented by Lenore Gray Gallery in Providence. His work has recently been exhibited at the Lascano Gallery in Great Barrington, MA and the Wheeler Gallery in Providence. He had recent one-man exhibitions at Kimbal Jenkins Gallery in Concord, NH and Lenore Gray Gallery. In 2006, Travers was the recipient of a painting fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.