from my front door…
DANCE / DRAW drawing workshops at the ICA
PROCESS DRAWING, THURSDAY 10.20.11
Emphasizing observational drawing skills and development of personal point of view this workshop asks participants to examine dramatically lit drapery and planar objects through a rigorous, structured drawing process. Students will be challenged to describe form, volume, light, and shadow using both charcoal and erasers as drawing tools, working their page from blank white, to completely black and culminating with a finished tonal drawing. Emphasis will be on understanding and description of form (without a dependance on line), structure, composition, point of view, mark making and examining positive / negative spacial relationships.
THE ARTIST’S HAND, THURSDAY 11.03.11
From the traditional, controlled, carefully considered, contour line drawing to the more contemporary, expressive, impulsive and emphatic mark-making, this workshop examines both the literal and abstract, undeniable presence of the artist’s hand through drawing. Participants will engage in a series of drawings that challenge them to explore mark making, line and the hand using a range of media and techniques.
THE ACT OF DRAWING (more than just the hand), THURSDAY 11.17.03
As highlighted in the DANCE / DRAW exhibition wall text, until recently, drawing was regarded as a means of capturing what an artist has seen or thought, often as a means of preparing for painting or other work of art. This workshop examines the act of drawing, challenging participants to be present in the process and moments of making while exploring contemporary notions of the drawing as a means of; synthesizing or translating reality, recording a performative act, documenting time, movement, emotion, experience or material exploration.
A FEW THINGS (and a little shameless self promotion)
Yesterday I got an early peek of the new DANCE/DRAW exhibition at the ICA.
The exhibition is pretty amazing and explores the connection between drawing and dance, the human body, line, movement and performance.
If you are in or around the Boston Area (and interested in drawing and or dance) I definitely recommend checking out the exhibition. The show officially opens on Friday, 10/7, but there will be a soft open tonight at no cost as part of the ICA’s Free for all Thursdays-
In connection with this exhibition I am going to be teaching a series of drawing workshops that range from the more technical observation rooted to the more physical, performative and experiential aspects of contemporary drawing. Workshops will be offered on three Thursdays— 10/20, 11/3 and 11/17 from 6-7:30 for $8/session (pre-registration recommended)
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