From Sketch To Painting

Curator: Wieslaw Zaremba 
Co curator: İlke Alkan 
Assistants: Gözde Karaoğlan, Hüseyin Ç. Karaoğlu, Lara Kalecik, Mercan Hepiş

As a ritual of Sabanci University, Visual Arts and Visual Communication design students, taking VA 204 Language of Drawing II, VA 324 Advanced Drawing, VA 502G and VA 399, are exhibiting their works on FASS. In these two important courses given by Wieslaw Zaremba, students use both modern and traditional techniques.

In both of these courses students’ aim is to create compositions inspired by their memories and dreams, so they create their compositions with their own drawing styles accordingly. During their processes of drawing, they observe real models, objects and textures. Since anatomical analysis of live models are severely important for their works, they also reflect the photographs of the models on their canvases. Also in VA 204 they observe their own photographs and draw their self portraits with the same methods.

After sketching the first drafts of their works, students continue with water colour for outlining and later on they use ink, dry pastels and acrylic paint. Apart from the appreciated realistic styles, creative and experimental styles in drawing are also welcomed in these courses. So it can be said that there are no limitations for the students.

In these courses, talent and experience are not compulsory. The only motto is to work hard and experiment. Even the students who have no painting background at all can create master pieces. It proves that, practice and working hard can compensate the lack of experience and talent. Also, since the timing is really important in these courses, students become more ambitious to be on time and with their hard work to achieve their goal they get experienced during the process of the works.

VA 399 and VA 502G courses are taken by the students that have completed the previous sketching and painting courses and approved by Wieslaw Zaremba to continue their further studies in his supervision to take their talent to a higher level.

VA 204: İpek  Ganiyusufoğlu, Lara Kalecik, Hüseyin Ç. Karaoğlu, Aslı Koray, Berkin Özbatır, Işınsu Özkan, Elifnaz Sağlamkaya, Özgün N. Sümer, Osman S. Üçer, Deniz Cündoğlu,Yaprak B. Çağlar, Sadullah Dinç, Gunash Garibli, Mercan Hepiş, Eda İmre, Esra Karabece, Gözde Karaoğlan, Leyla Kefeli, Nesli Malkoç, Ece Tarhan, Sinan Usta, Özgecan Yalçınoğlu 
VA 324: Ecem Güleç, Duygu Güneşli, Buse Haberal, Elif İyigün, Ayçe Kelleci, Dila N. Kılıç, Mustafa Y. Okudan, Çiğdem Özkan, Syed F. Shah, Jasmine T. Teber 
VA 502G: Ahu Akgün, Berke Doğanoğlu, Münire B. Gezeroğlu 
VA 399: Ilke Alkan