ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΤΕΧΝΩΝ ΚΙΜΩΝΟΣ
"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.
So do it."
'A man without a country'
Drawing is the backbone of artistic perception. Drawing has a double function: No matter which means of expression an artist chooses to work with, drawing is considered to be an indispensable preliminary stage of studying and visualizing a work to come. Beyond that, drawing can exist as an autonomous art form.
Several artists (contemporary ones, as well as older ones) have used it as their main field of expression. The student is initiated to all the methods of drawing. The “academic” ones, but always while being encouraged to avoid the sterile reproduction, the mechanical soulless execution and the mathematical obsession of inexpressive representation of the object he is drawing. The goal is not to forget what drawing is: a method of appropriation of an object (visible or not) by the hands.
Studying a technique is pointless unless accompanied by the study of its history and, mainly, of the ideas and tendencies it was used to express. How was it used and by whom? How was it perceived in the past, which was and which is its function, how is it perceived today?
What are its limits and what are the possibilities it offers to a creator? The answers are not explicit, but tangible and are found only through exercise. This lesson encourages experimentation and studying, risk taking and questioning.
In the drawing lessons of the Kimonos Art Center the student has the chance to work on observational and analytical drawing, on perspective drawing, on live model drawing and on composition. He will be able to experiment with a variety of materials, some more and some less common, in order to be able to form a global view of the world of drawing and to be able furthermore to concentrate and use all the methods that he will have learned as he wishes.
Yiannis Sakellis and Charalambos Margaritis