This online course will introduce the basic tools and fundamental techniques for drawing. Video tutorials by the instructor will cover key areas including mark making, composition, value, space, and drawing from both life and photographs. Students will be challenged to follow along with demonstrations and share their progress with the class by uploading images and participating in weekly group discussions. The class will culminate with a final drawing project due at the end of the course. Guided discussions and critiques will be made available through an online communication board.
Xiao Wang is a Chinese painter who lives and works in the US. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland where he received his BFA degree in Painting and Printmaking. He continued his study at San Francisco Art Institute and earned his MFA degree in Painting. Wang currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Wang has shown internationally in Europe and California. In 2014, he received the San Francisco Foundation’s Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award. During recent years he was awarded 1st place for the Anne Bremer Memorial Prize and the silver award for the Art Forward Contest. In 2016, he was nominated for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s SECA award. His work has been featured in publications such as Hi-Fructose Magazine, Fresh Paint Magazine, and New American Paintings. Wang has also attended artist residency programs at MASS MoCA (MA), the Vermont Studio Center (VT), Root Division (CA) and Art Point (CA).View Gallery »