I've been invited to be one of the invited artists participating in Draw-In, a Symposium about Drawing. This is being held on 30-31 August at the Belfast School of Art. I've got to take some of my sketchbooks with me!
|Draw In website|
‘Draw In’ brings together some of the finest artists working today, and drawing is the core of their craft, whether it be architecture, painting, illustration or design. During the weekend Symposium (30th and 31st August), they will form a panel to openly discuss their own practice, some will share their work in a show-and-tell, and artwork and sketch books will be on display for us to browse through. We will have an afternoon of demonstrations (in oils, drawing and clay sculpture) followed by a full day devoted to workshops where all students will participate in tutored sessions by Julie Douglas, Paul Foxton and PJ Lynch. A full day of practice-enhancing workshops, to push participants to a new level in their own practice.
This is the schedule - which runs from 10am to 5.30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. It's a packed weekend!
Saturday 30th August
- A panel of artists including Paul Foxton, PJ Lynch, Katherine Tyrrell and Colleen Barry describe what drawing means to each of them.
- Q&A and Show and Tell. Audience participation, a chance to ask all your best questions! And a look at working drawings, sketch books and paintings by the members of the panel and invited artists.
1pm – 2pm: Lunch (Provided)
Afternoon: Three demonstrations, with
Sunday 31st August
Three two-hour hands on workshops
The fee for the two day Symposium is £250 (including attendance at all the sessions plus all refreshments and lunch on both days). All you need to do is bring your own drawing materials to these workshops.
Either side of the weekend Symposium are two 5 day workshops: