Leonard Long

Senior Critic - Illustration

AA, SUNY College of Technology - Farmingdale
BFA, Utah State University
MA, S.U.N.Y., Albany
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

ILLUS 2012-07 - DRAWING I: VISUALIZING SPACE
Level Undergraduate
Unit Illustration
Subject Illustration
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

ILLUS 2012-07

DRAWING I: VISUALIZING SPACE

Level Undergraduate
Unit Illustration
Subject Illustration
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: F | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Instructor(s): Leonard Long Location(s): Illustration Studies Building, Room 309 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

The convincing depiction of form in three-dimensional space is one of the great conceptual and philosophic breakthroughs of Western art. In this class, the first half of the sophomore drawing sequence, our main focus will be the study of form in a spatial context. We will use observational and projected systems of perspective in construction of our images. Emphasis will be placed on exploration of conceptual and physical viewpoint, effective composition and convincing light and shadow to shape expression, engage the viewer and create a unified pictorial image. The class will promote acute observation of existing spatial situations, the invention of convincing imagery from imagination, and the successful integration of the two. Exposure to traditional and contemporary drawing masters and practices will provide inspiration for experimentation, personal expression and artistic growth. A series of perspectival studies will build into longer projects integrating observation and invention and concerns for figure and ground. Students will come to grasp the elegance and power of perspective as an approach to drawing, tempered with an awareness of its limitation and alternatives. Several black and white media in addition to charcoal (mixed media, collage, monoprint, caran dache, pastel, etc) and various ways of working (line weight, cross-hatching, additive, subtractive) may be explored.

Majors are pre-registered for this course by the department.

Major Requirement | BFA Illustration

ILLUS 3706-01 - THE LARGE WOODCUT
Level Undergraduate
Unit Illustration
Subject Illustration
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

ILLUS 3706-01

THE LARGE WOODCUT

Level Undergraduate
Unit Illustration
Subject Illustration
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: W | 11:20 AM - 4:20 PM Instructor(s): Leonard Long Location(s): Illustration Studies Building, Room 309 Enrolled / Capacity: 14 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

As the world's first print technique, woodcut had a profound affect on the development of all printing -especially the Japanese woodblock process which has influenced so many artists. It uses minimal technology, requiring only a sturdy table, a few simple cutting and inking tools, and a wooden spoon to print the block. Despite the simplicity of the medium, resulting prints are as individual as the artist who makes them. An artist is able to make many identical prints of their image, which makes woodcut a great tool for experimenting with your ideas. Whether you enjoy work with a bold graphic quality or a delicate organic line, woodcut is an ideal medium for those that enjoy the physicality of materials. The class will cover the basics of woodcut prints to gain an understanding of the three components of this process: color separation, carving, and printing. Participants will learn about the required materials and tools, how to safely and effectively cut an image into the woodblock, and how to print it. The class will focus on how to organize and print large scale, complex, nuanced multicolored woodcuts. Reduction and multi-block techniques will be shown as a means of developing personal imagery. This one-of-a- kind course gives students a traditional printmaking skill that is environmentally friendly, can be done at home, on any scale.

Elective

ILLUS 3728-01 - MIXED MEDIA
Level Undergraduate
Unit Illustration
Subject Illustration
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

ILLUS 3728-01

MIXED MEDIA

Level Undergraduate
Unit Illustration
Subject Illustration
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: TH | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Instructor(s): Leonard Long Location(s): Illustration Studies Building, Room 309 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Closed

SECTION DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on the exploration of combining a variety of media with the expectation of discovering a new, personal approach to creating images. Students are initially taught the specific properties and use of watercolor, gouache and acrylic and then invited to explore combinations of these media adding pastel, colored pencil, inks, collage material, charcoal, or found objects. There will be discussion on and experimentation with various techniques and finishes possible through these materials. Students will work in class from set ups, photo references and the model, and will develop images using the techniques and media combinations explored in class in weekly homework assignments.

Elective


AA, SUNY College of Technology - Farmingdale
BFA, Utah State University
MA, S.U.N.Y., Albany
MFA, Rhode Island School of Design