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Drawing with Music

1 day with Elena Thomas ARBSA

  • Started 16 Feb
  • 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 WINTERFRIEND5 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.

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Cancellation Policy

• If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop 14 days before the workshop date, you are eligible for a full refund. • If you, the customer cancels your booked workshop less than 14 days before the workshop date, you are eligible to an RBSA gift voucher for the total amount of the workshop. This gift voucher is valid for 12 months and can be spent on another workshop, to purchase artwork from exhibitions or in the Gallery shop.

Contact Details

  • RBSA, Brook Street, Birmingham, UK

    0121 236 4353