Contemplative Drawing is a meditative practice of syncing the eye with the hand. Through a series of exercises we explore and find new ways of seeing and representing the world around us. In this practice we will enhance our perceptual skills, expand our concepts of reality and how we understand it through the language of line-work. Each class will consist of a series exercises that are designed to activate and develop the creative “Right Brain” and free ourselves from the sometimes hypercritical “Left Brain” ultimately strengthening our observational drawing abilities. We will be working from the model, still life and photo and the last two classes will culminate with a self-guided project. This class is great for beginners as well as experienced artists.
Sarah Ammons studied drawing and painting at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and also with a minor in art history and philosophy. After receiving her BFA with honors from Queen’s, she completed her MFA at SFAI. Ammons was the recipient of a Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and upon graduation she received the Graduate Fellowship Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Ammons currently works out of her studio in Healdsburg, CA, and exhibits her work throughout the United States and Canada. Her paintings and drawings explore themes of psychoanalysis, love/loss, and the relational dynamics between individuals in contemporary society.View Gallery »