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Virtual Drawing Marathon: The Shock of Icarus – Avian Space & Elephantine Weight with Graham Nickson & Guests
In this Marathon, participants internalize the importance of drawing as a basis for understanding one’s experience of the world. Drawing is seen here as the most direct route to the examination of our perceptions. Unorthodox tools and exercises will be introduced to broaden the student’s drawing vocabulary and methods of working. The class meets every day for two consecutive weeks from 9am to 6pm, five days a week. Evening critiques will be held during both weeks. Times of the critiques will be announced during the session. We will approach the meaning of images, investigating what contributes to a “powerful image”. We will discuss ‘pictorial’ subject versus ‘narrative’ subject as we employ diverse structures: strategies such as the grid, the organic spiral and geometry, all of which play essential parts in the language of drawing.
Dean, Atelier Head of Painting