Drawing - Transformation

On this course we explore facets of transformation. We experiment with ways in which to appropriate and rework found material and your own photographs or sketches into a new set of works. We experiment with drawings that expand beyond the edges of the paper combining drawing with aspects of installation art, interactive and site specific practices...

Taught by: Bettina Reiber.

Description

On this course we explore facets of transformation. We experiment with ways in which to appropriate and rework found material and your own photographs or sketches into a new set of works. We experiment with drawings that expand beyond the edges of the paper combining drawing with aspects of installation art, interactive and site specific practices.

Topics covered

  • We will use a wide range of drawing materials including mixed media.
  • Through appropriate presentation and documentation you generate a visual track record of these transformations which evidences the development of your ideas. This mirrors the postmodern working processes.
  • The stages of the course are underpinned by presentations and discussions in the light of work by relevant artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman, Daniel Guzmán, Julie Mehretu, Claudia and Julia Müller, Paul Noble and Nedko Solakow.

Who should take this course?

If you are considering to apply to a Further Education or Higher Education art courses, the work you produce during this course would be an excellent asset to your portfolio.

Entry requirements: Some previous experience in drawings is helpful but not essential.

Level: Beginners

Tutor information


Bettina Reiber is a practising artist. Her paintings have been selected for the John Ruskin Prize Exhibition 2012 and for the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2012. At times she works on collaborative projects with artists, dancers and writers. She curates art events and publishes papers on aesthetics and art theory. Bettina holds a BA Fine Art (Painting) from Central St. Martins College and an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory. Her website is: www.bettinareiber.com



Materials

Please bring to the first session:

  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • Charcoal,
  • Black chalk
  • Scissors
  • Pritt stick
  • Masking tape
  • Fixative
  • Some unusual kinds of paper you might use, for instance, brown paper, graph paper, tracing paper, telephone directory pages, post-it notes, newspaper, pizza flyer. (A1 white cartridge paper will be provided)
  • Sketchbook, any size or make
  • Notebook and biro
  • Camera or camera phone
  • If you have any objects, photographs, sketches etc. you might wish to use as a starting point for a transformation through drawing, bring those to add to the material provided by the tutor.

Optional: Other conventional or unconventional drawing materials you have, including coloured pastels or colour pencils.

Optional: Bring images of drawings by artists who, to your mind, have used some process of transformation


Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

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