THIS IS A WEEK-LONG SEMINAR (MONDAY JULY 15 - FRIDAY JULY 19)
GARY PANTER, Instructor
This class is designed for beginners, but artists at any skill level are welcome to apply. Our primary focus will be on learning how to draw in a sketchbook. Through simple exercises, we will break down the barrier separating non-drawers from drawers. Each day's draughting will be supplemented with lectures on a variety of topics, such as the history of comics and drawing; 20th century art; the lineage of the line; satire in painting; the dangers of computers; and drawing on location.
Gary Panter is a painter, cartoonist, and designer whose awards include a Chrysler Design Award and also three Emmys for his work as the set designer of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. His work has appeared in Time, The New Yorker, Esquire, Raw, Rolling Stone, Artforum, and Art In America. His graphic novels include Jimbo's Inferno, Jimbo in Purgatory, and Invasion of the Elvis Zombies. At the Cullman Center, Panter is exploring imagery and texts relating to ideas of the afterlife and Paradise, especially as they appear in Dante's Paradiso and Milton's Paradise Regained.