Explore charcoal as the perfect drawing medium for expressive mark making! Develop a personal approach to loose, aggressive mark making with a combination of additive and subtractive techniques using charcoal and erasers for mark making and developing grounds. While charcoal will be the primary medium, eventually students combine other media such as conte crayon, spray paint, ink and gesso. This class also explores various alternatives to paper especially for ink and graphite. The class focuses upon mark making as it relates to abstraction and later you may opt to explore the different ways these same techniques can be applied to observational drawing for a provocative and beautiful fusion of abstraction and realism. All levels of experience are welcome!