Workshop: The Da Vinci Plugin

Cost: $400

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9PM June 25 – July 10 (six classes)

Final presentation: July 16

Course Description:
During this 6-meetings course we’ll plug into the versatile mind of the artist-engineer, Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci has left us with only about 20 paintings and … 6000 notes on topics such as warfare, flight, anatomy, robotic, geometry, architecture, painting and more. During each meeting, we’ll study one of Da Vinci’s areas of interest and drafting techniques to convey information. As we review contemporary artworks in the areas of his study and inventions, we will focus on exercising our own capacity to invent. Each class we’ll work on a new drawing, Da Vinci style, in pencil, pen and ink, integrating image and text.

For the final presentation, each student will select one drawing to frame and hang and choose from his drawings a design to tattoo on ourselves using henna.

NOTE: basic drawing experience is helpful but not required

Course Materials:

  • Round watercolor brush number 10
  • Sepia tone calligraphy ink
  • Speedball’s pen and nibs set for mapping
  • Union eraser (for ink and pencil)
  • 2 white smooth watercolor paper 22×30 250g torn to four pieces
  • classic portfolio (cachet) 14″x18″
  • pencil
  • metal ruler with a cork back
  • prefabricated 18″x24″ frame of natural wood

Instructor: Eyebeam alum Yael Kanarek practices in various media. Since 1995, She has been developing World of Awe, an interconnected body of work in net art, photography, sculpture, text, sound and jewelry. Selected for the Whitney Biennial 2002, Yael Kanarek was awarded of the Rockefeller 2005 New Media Fellowship to create the third chapter “Object of Desire.” She is a recipient of the Jerome Foundation Media Arts grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts 2001 Fellowship award and the Alternative Museum Digital Commission 2000. She was an artist-in-residence at Harvestworks collaborating on the CD “Bit by Bit, Cell by Cell” released by Innova Recordings in 2005. Kanarek is represented by bitforms gallery in New York.  

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People: Yael Kanarek