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Virtual Drawing Marathon with Torild Stray
From Figure to Story
This intensive Drawing Marathon will introduce new approaches to drawing and image-making, with the focus of merging the observed figure and personal story-telling. Participants will expand their pictorial language and develop a greater visual vocabulary through the creation of drawings from observation and through an investigation of the virtual figure / model in space combined with carefully considered studies in your own personal environment. Informed and inspired by figure compositions throughout art history and in contemporary work, we will expand this material into larger ambitious and rigorous compositions.Through specific exercises, intense looking, encouragement and critiques will we develop our own ways of working with the figure to tell our own stories through powerful drawings. We will use perception to unlock the imagination as we explore the immediacy and power of drawing and synthesize disparate elements into new works.