Drawing with Music

1 day with Elena Thomas ARBSA

  • Starts 9 Aug
  • 65 British pounds
  • RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA

Service Description

£5 discount for RBSA Friends, Members, Associates, Next Wave Associates and students. Enter the code WORKSHOP5 at the checkout. Click 'Enter coupon code'. Course description: To explore mark making inspired by music. To draw as an experience, rather than with any expectation or judgement of what makes a “good” drawing. Ideal for beginners but also suitable for artists looking to try something new. Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught: · To create drawings inspired by a favourite piece of music · To focus on different elements of songs in order to make a variety of marks: rhythm, texture, melody and mood · To use a range of drawing materials: charcoal, graphite, chalk, pastels · To increase your vocabulary of marks and methods · To understand how what is heard can influence what is drawn, and how a different approach can refresh your drawing practice · To experience how the immersion in the activity of drawing can feel free from the usual expectations and judgements of what makes a “good” drawing Course outline for the day: Morning activity · Elena will introduce the aims and content of the workshop · The group will make their first drawing to their favourite piece of music using their own ear/headphones with their own players. · Elena will play a selection of music to focus drawing on the four aspects: rhythm, texture, melody and mood Afternoon activity · Workshop participants will work to music collaboratively on a large drawing, using insights gained during the morning’s activities · They will also work on a collaborative drawing to a sound piece composed by Bill Laybourne · Participants will end the session by listening again to their chosen piece, and repeating the first exercise. This will then be compared to their first. · The group will discuss their experiences and the drawings made. After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

• If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop, we are unable to offer you a refund. • Transfers to an alternative workshop may be possible depending on the circumstance and is of the discretion of the RBSA Gallery. • In the event of under-subscription, workshops may be cancelled or re-arranged. We will give you as much notice as possible if this happens and you will be able to transfer to another course or receive a full refund. The RBSA is unable to refund additional expenses, such as travel and accommodation. • If you are booked on a workshop and do not turn up on the day, a refund will not be given.


Contact Details

  • RBSA, Brook Street, Birmingham, UK

    0121 236 4353

    rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk