"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.  

So do it."


Kurt Vonnegut,

'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.



Taught by

Yiannis Sakellis and Charalambos Margaritis