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Big Draw Activities | Friday, October 26, 2012

October 18, 2012  by: Dom

Join the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts and the Department of Art for The Big Draw, a family-friendly extravaganza of Halloween-themed drawing activities occurring throughout the Center for the Arts’ atrium. Artists leading the workshops are faculty, students, and Western New York artists. Plenty of apple cider and donuts will be on hand to recharge participants. We recommend adults and kids alike wear old clothes that you do not mind getting marked up!

Timed Workshops

Ink on the Page and Bodies in Space with dancers Chelsea Crane and Dana Bojarski
Fifteen minute workshops and dance performance at 5:00 and 7:00pm

Dancers Chelsea and Dana will bring to life four ballpoint pen drawings by Lori Ellison featured in the UB Art Gallery exhibition, Falling Through Space Drawn by the Line. A fifth drawing will be organically created with audience participation.

From Lines to Motion with Melanie Aceto
An hour-long workshop
5:30pm

Choreographers often use images (drawings, paintings and photographs) to inspire movement material. Using a drawing as a tool for movement generation and choreography (the arrangement of movement material) is fun and something that anyone can do.

Melanie will lead participants through the generation of their own unique drawing and the process of transforming that drawing into movement. During this activity, participants are working as visual artist, choreographer, and dancer. Dancers will be available to realize the participants’ movement ideas if the participant prefers not to move.

Drop-in workshops from 4 to 6pm

All is Just an Illusion with Becky Koenig
Draw funhouse images of your surroundings as seen reflected in silver Mylar.

Drawing with the Body and Beyond with Reinhard Reitzenstein
Students in Reinhard’s sculpture class will fashion drawing apparati that extend either the head or hands of a participant. It will become necessary to change the method by which one draws in order to adapt to the new body extensions. Enabling people to draw with these extensions heightens the performative and temporal dimensions of the drawing process. Experiment and play are the key directives for these processes… and hey if you’re not having fun… well… you’re not doing it right.

Cookie Decoration with Cori Wolff
Raise your awareness of how many activities in life involve drawing by decorating sugar cookies with spooky apparitions.

Fun with Funnies with Tom Holt
Explore the creative process of a cartoonist.  Through the use of non-photo blue pencils, participants will create sketches with as many alterations as needed.  Once the pictures and storyline have been sketched, participants will ink over the same paper and photocopy it.  You will be amazed by the transformation of the finished product!

Haunt the House! with Stephanie Davidson
Come if you dare and be a part of creating the interior of a haunted house.  Represent your idea of a haunted interior within a large-scale cross-section of a building.  Participants will create interiors through experimentation of architectural drawing techniques.  Each individual drawing will offer not just evocative scenes of haunted interiors, but will also string together a visual narrative for the building.

How to Walk in Crayon Shoes with Katrina Boemig
Why does realism have to mean photorealistic?  Why can’t realism mean drawing the moment via action?  Children will be invited to draw music while dancing using their feet rather than their hands.  Drawings will reveal their emotional reaction to the sound, fellow participants, and the dynamic structure of the workshop. Music provided by DJ Adrian Bertolone.

Marker Magic with Ginny O’Brien
Orange, green, yellow and black! Sketch with Halloween colored markers on square shaped silky white cloth. Draw bats, black cats and silly fun masks; trace with stencils, make marks, draw patterns and more. Two cloth designs will be made by participants, one as a take home and one UB Gallery keeps. The multiple designs that are left for the gallery will be assembled by UB staff into a large collaborative artwork that later will hang in UB Anderson Gallery’s education studio classroom.

Pumpkin and Mask Masterpiece with EATS
Get into the harvest spirit by drawings on masks, pumpkins and pumpkin seeds.

Spirited Still Lifes with Gero Eaton
Studio: 218
Children will learn basics techniques of rendering still lifes by drawing the harvest’s bounty and ghoulish forms.

Somatic-Sense Captured with Ruby Merritt
Let your senses be your guide! Entrust your sense of touch to guide your perception as you come into contact with various organic objects. From this sensory experience, participants will create drawings based on their intuition of the objects encountered. 

Drop-in 6 to 8pm

Drawing with the Body and Beyond with Reinhard Reitzenstein
Students in Reinhard’s sculpture class will fashion drawing apparati that extend either the head or hands of a participant. It will become necessary to change the method by which one draws in order to adapt to the new body extensions.  Enabling people to draw with these extensions heightens the performative and temporal dimensions of the drawing process. Experiment and play are the key directives for these processes… and hey if you’re not having fun… well… you’re not doing it right.

Exquisite Landscape with Sandra Q. Firmin
Select words from a deck of cards referencing animals (lions and tigers and bears, oh my!), environmental features (mountains and rivers), or objects (planes, trains, and automobiles) to draw into a communal landscape.

Bartering your Vision with Becky Koenig
Be a part of a drawing exchange network.  Trade your own drawings for others that strike your fancy.  What you create and leave behind fosters a connection through the continuous flow of shared work.

Body measurements with Tom Holt
Participants will explore techniques inspired by Tony Orrico’s Penwald drawings.  The work produced will be based on participants’ unique body proportions and the symmetrical movement of hands and arms.

Inky Nightmares with Richard Tomasello
Unleash the subjects that haunt your imagination. Allow monsters, boogeymen, and haunted houses to come alive through black ink gradations.  You can experiment with dripping ink and greyscale washes to envision your own haunted scenes.

Marker Magic with Ginny O’Brien
Orange, green, yellow and black! Sketch with Halloween colored markers on square shaped silky white cloth. Draw bats, black cats and silly fun masks; trace with stencils, make marks, draw patterns and more. Two cloth designs will be made by participants, one as a take home and one UB Gallery keeps. The multiple designs that are left for the gallery will be assembled by UB staff into a large collaborative artwork that later will hang in UB Anderson Gallery’s education studio classroom.

Pumpkin and Mask Masterpiece with EATS
Get into the harvest spirit by drawings on masks, pumpkins and pumpkin seeds.

Spirited Still Lifes with Gero Eaton
Studio: 218
Adults will learn basics techniques of rendering still lifes by drawing the harvest’s bounty and ghoulish forms.

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