An introduction to drawing, with an emphasis on the development of perceptual, organizational, and critical abilities. Studio projects entail objective observation and analysis of still-life, landscape, and figurative subjects; exploration of the abstract formal organization of graphic expression; and the development of a critical vocabulary of visual principles. Lectures and group critiques augment studio projects in various drawing media.
Jessica is from New York City. She graduated from Oberlin College and received an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has exhibited in New York at the Adam Baumgold Gallery, in Portland Maine at Aucocisco Gallery and Rose Contemporary and in many venues around the country and internationally. Her work has been included in two Portland Museum of Art Biennials and two Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennials. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship in Painting. She was awarded a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony. She was a Lecturer at Bates College for six years and is currently teaching Drawing at Bowdoin College.