Experimental Life Drawing workshops for 'The Lost Lectures'

It’s been a wonderful month so far, facilitating experimental life drawing for The Lost Lectures Electrograph event (throughout October).

Experimental drawing has been my absolute favourite thing to do at art school (from foundation through to MA level) starting a project by drawing with a host of inanimate objects (in this case sponges, lollypop sticks and forks dipped in Indian ink to create unexpected results...and it always gets me through the initial creative block.

But I’m truly so impressed with the work of the participants as each piece has so much charm...I’m inspired!

I’ve been facilitating the classes during the hour long interval between talks, but every night have ended up staying for the duration of the evening to walk the talks, they’re so informative, engaging and address current issues extremely well…Check them out here.

I was pretty chuffed at managing to get my partner (who doesn’t ‘do art’) along to two sessions and got him drawing for the first time in years! He sat drawing for the whole one hour period on each occasion and even wants to do more now…Result!

I was pretty chuffed at managing to get my partner (who doesn’t ‘do art’) along to two sessions and got him drawing for the first time in years! He sat drawing for the whole one hour period on each occasion and even wants to do more now…Result!

Experimental life drawing 1
Experimental life drawing
Experimental life drawing
Experimental life drawing
Experimental life drawing
Experimental life drawing
The below drawings were created on degree (back in 2008/9) and were revisited at later dates to create a series of prints. They had been inspired from studies of vintage dolls from the  V&A Museum of Childhood  and The House of  Viktor & Rolf  (exhibition at the Barbican Centre) and drawn using doll’s limbs and hair dipped into indian ink.

The below drawings were created on degree (back in 2008/9) and were revisited at later dates to create a series of prints. They had been inspired from studies of vintage dolls from the V&A Museum of Childhood and The House of Viktor & Rolf (exhibition at the Barbican Centre) and drawn using doll’s limbs and hair dipped into indian ink.

Ink drawing
Experimental ink drawing

Bruges

Last week I came back from a wonderful, inspirational little holiday in Bruges, here are a few of my favourite pictures:

 

 

We were pottering around the streets of Bruges for the majority of the holiday...so much of the architecture is reminiscent of fairytale castles...it’s a magical place!      

We were pottering around the streets of Bruges for the majority of the holiday...so much of the architecture is reminiscent of fairytale castles...it’s a magical place!

 

 

“The Bruges Whale” 🐋  Compelling art piece made entirely from plastic found on the beaches of Hawaii in just one day!  Also shocking to see the magnitude of the waste found,which consisted of; electronic desk fans to water tanks to washing-up bowls.  Beautifully executed, thought provoking piece which reminds us of how much impact we can create by making the right decisions as individuals.            

“The Bruges Whale” 🐋 
Compelling art piece made entirely from plastic found on the beaches of Hawaii in just one day!

Also shocking to see the magnitude of the waste found,which consisted of; electronic desk fans to water tanks to washing-up bowls.

Beautifully executed, thought provoking piece which reminds us of how much impact we can create by making the right decisions as individuals.

 

 

 

 

I love everything about this doorway; the colour, the design and the swans are just so on point.               

I love everything about this doorway; the colour, the design and the swans are just so on point.

 

 

 

 

 

Sketching in one of many catherdrals

Sketching in one of many catherdrals