Basic Drawing (W23-02)

Instructor: Fred Faudie

This class is a traditional yet a novel approach to drawing and image making. It's for beginners (to learn new skills), for the intermediate (to expand existing skills),  or for the experienced (to renew and refresh understanding­). What are we doing when we make marks? What do those marks represent; what do they mean? We will explore the making of expressive images — from drawing with sticks to whatever it is we do with our phone cameras and other media. Be prepared to arrive with questions, open minds, curiosity... and a commitment to learn and have fun! Click here for a Materials List


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Fred Faudie works out of his studio in Norwich, Vermont where he lives with his wife and teenaged son who share his painting, photography, and design studio: SeeingMind. He has exhibited his drawings, prints, and paintings in numerous juried shows across the country, including having his work accepted to group and one-person exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Andover, Massachusetts, Boston, and New York City. He is a Professor Emeritus with the Art Department of the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he taught studio courses for thirty-four years. During his tenure there he taught basic, intermediate, and advanced studio courses, various art history courses, set up several analog darkrooms, and taught the first computer art course. He was a key player in developing their accredited B.A. and B.F.A. degrees. Fred Faudie holds an A.B. in Art History from Cornell University, an M.A. in painting from the University of Iowa; participated in post-graduate studies in photography at the University of Iowa and holds an M.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University.