Instructor: Susan Asdourian
Date/Hours: July 20–31, 2-3 p.m. (Synchronous)
Tech Needs: Access to reliable devices and internet connection
Required Materials: Some sort of paper, pencils, crayons, scissors, glue, cheap watercolors, and old magazines to cut up
Description: This course will be a mix of amazing images, wild stories, lots of discussion, and laughter, as well as some art-making of our own — all as we explore the history of how people have seen and imagined animals. We’ll tackle topics from the sacred, to the scientific, to the silly, looking at images from many cultures and time periods — from ancient kings who staged lion hunts to make themselves look tough, to hybrid human-animal gods and superheroes, to YouTube videos of raccoons eating snacks at tiny picnic tables!
We will also draw, paint, and collage animals from our own lives and imaginations. All experience levels are welcome.