How do we determine what is and isn’t art? How does art affect and influence our everyday lives? What are the common threads that wind their way from past to present, from purely practical to self-indulgent? This course is an interactive and informative overview of contemporary art within a brief historical context. Join us online where we will discuss creative individuals who have opened the visual and audible perceptions that we recognize as art today. An informal, and intuitive journey of discovery that merely scratches the surface of an enormous but truly exciting subject, this class will inform and help you further develop your understanding of art. Open to all skill levels. No materials necessary.
Andrew Judd is a professional illustrator and art director. An award winning graduate from the Ontario College of Art, he has exhibited in Vienna, Prague, London, Santa Fe, Montreal and Toronto. Andrew had a unique opportunity to learn the traditions of the Art Students League of New York while working for his first employer, William Biddle. Sharing this information with others in private, classroom, and workshop settings has been an important component of his own personal growth as an artist and teacher. Years of working in the business have taught him how critical the fundamentals of good drawing, value relationships and color are to the success of an image. Painting outdoors, in cafes, or working in the comfort of a studio, Andrew believes a simple, orderly, and knowledgeable working process contribute to the success of good art. Andrew’s illustrations are represented by Masterfile, and his original paintings and drawings are available through Westmount Gallery in Toronto. You can see his work at www.andrewjudd.com
"I am entirely captivated by Andrew's knowledge and methods. This is the first class I have taken anywhere with so much potential to grow, expand, learn in the art form I love.” - Brenda Proulx