DNAW students are working on a number of projects. The theme this year is “reimagining drawing and painting.”
Students are weaving two identical images together. Each image was
rendered in a different material, cut into a warp and a weft, and then
Another project is the transparency paintings where students
deconstruct an image into layers. Students work from a photo and use
different materials to transfer parts of the image onto a layer of
acetate. Once the contours, highlights, and shadows are rendered , the
acetate is assembled to create the final image.
Students are also working on creating scratch board drawings. The
cover a paper with a heavy layer of crayon in a bright design. Once
this is complete , a coating of tempera paint and dish soap is painted
on top. Because of the wax and the dish soap in the paint, the paint
doesn’t hind with the paper, but rather sits in top of the crayon.
When dry, students scratch the image into the surface of the paint to
reveal the crayon underneath.
After these projects are completed, students will devise a plan for a
self directed project. They will create a sketch, meet with
instructors, and choose materials.