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Drawing Life: playing poetically (14 October, 15.00-17.00)
Fri 14 October 2016, 15:00 – 17:00 BST
Drawing Life: playing poetically
Drawing is a fundamental part of the human experience. It is one of the richest and most spontaneous aesthetic activities since the beginning of the human journey on earth. Drawing is an inquiry – an exploration – a quest into the unknown. It is a living creative process. A journey into life – a reflection – an essence of existence. Drawing is becoming! Acclaimed Indian artist Dilip Sur will be leading a series of life drawing workshops. Participants will explore various drawing techniques, allowing them to engage with and experience the existential energies of this artistic practice. For Dilip Sur, life drawing isn’t an attempt to turn representing the human into an academic set of rules. It is about drawing life and is as much to do with expressing the life of the person holding the pencil or charcoal, as it is about the person being drawn.
The classes will feature a live model, though participants will be free to draw other subjects. The sessions will take place in the Anatomy Museum. Participants will be able to draw upon the history of this room. Everyone is welcome to join in the play of lines, even if you haven’t picked up a pencil in years!
DILIP SUR teaches at the Royal College of Art, exhibits at the Grosvenor Gallery in London, and collaborated with the King’s research project on John Berger, which was exhibited in the Inigo Rooms during our 2012 Festival.
Drawing workshops will also take place at the following times:
- Friday 14 October, 18.00-20.00
- Tuesday 18 October, 19.00-21.00
- Wednesday 19 October, 19.00-21.00
- Friday 21 October, 15.00-17.00
- Friday 21 October, 18.00-20.00