Investigate how to successfully use various drawing materials. Beginning with still lifes, students will get a comprehensive understanding of various drawing techniques including stippling, cross-hatching, hatching, shading, line-drawing, instantaneous drawing, etc. As the course progresses assignments will gradually become more challenging and conceptually driven. The class will offer discussions throughout the semester and the course will end with a final project and group critique.
Emily McPeek grew up in Los Angeles and now works in San Jose in primarily oil paints and watercolors. She received her BA at USC, and had the honor of working as an artist assistant for her instructor Kristin Calabrese. She helped expedite various paintings for a pending show, including her painting Art as Bandaid. At USC Emily also won first place for the Arts in Action: Momentum award sponsored by Volkswagen. The winning piece Women Praying was displayed in the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. The Kennedy Center later requested two more paintings to show in the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2017, she received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and continues to work and exhibit in the bay area.