In Drawing from the Depths, students develop authentic approaches to creating emotionally charged work without resorting to cliche or sentimentalism. In class, we’ll discuss works by artists who excel at delving into deep emotional terrain. Students select a theme or themes (such as desire, shame, ecstasy) to explore over the 6 week course. Short, experimental weekly assignments lead to a 2- or 3- page finished work. Source material may be autobiographical, nonfiction, or fiction. This class meets on Mondays from 6:30 to 9pm. Class dates: April 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14.
About the Instructor:
Leela Corman is an illustrator and cartoonist. She self-published three issues of her minicomic, Flimflam, before winning a 1999 Xeric Grant to publish her first graphic novel, Queen’s Day. Her latest graphic novel, Unterzakhn, has been nominated for the L.A. Times Book Award, the Eisner Award, and Le Prix Artemisia. Unterzakhn has been translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, and Italian, and won the Best Anglo-American comic at the Rome Festival. She is a contributor to Nautilus Magazine, The Nib, Tablet Magazine, Symbolia, and The OC Weekly. She has illustrated books on topics that range from urban gardening to the history of the skirt. Her editorial clients include PBS, the New York Times, and BUST Magazine. Leela is represented by Wales Literary Agency.
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