The Art of Drawing
Instructor: John Cox
Time: Monday, 6pm-9pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Maximum per class: 12
Price: $240.00 (6 classes),
Other options: $60.00 (1 class), $100.00 (2 classes), $135.00 (3 classes)
This class is designed to suit the needs of a variety of skill levels. It will focus on direct observation using the model as the prime subject. In addition it will depart from the traditional and explore possibilities of non-objective approaches to drawing. Participants will be dealt with based on their individual needs and abilities. This class will also include regular critiques of ongoing drawings to enhance members’ abilities to articulate strengths and weaknesses in their own work as well their colleagues.
Materials not included
About the Instructor:
John Cox was born in Nassau, Bahamas in 1973. Cox attended the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a BFA in Illustration (’95) and an MAT in Art Education (’96).
Cox is a mixed media artist whose works focuses on the *“everyday”*. He is known for large format paintings, found object assemblages, collage and non-traditional printmaking. During his time at RISD Cox was described by a Harvard University critic/poet as an unsophisticated artist that produced sophisticated art.
His work often references distant places and ideas but is executed with familiar and ordinary materials. Cox has exhibited and participated in exchanges in France, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, the United States and the Caribbean.
Cox taught in the Art Department at the College of the Bahamas (COB) for six years before working in Education at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) for four years, after which he returned to COB as an Assistant Professor in the Art Department.
Currently Cox is the Chief Curator at the NAGB in addition to teaching part-time at COB and owning and directing Popopstudios Center for the Visual Arts in Nassau, Bahamas, an artist’s cooperative with emphasis on contemporary visual art.