Workshop: Cathy Lomax - Drawing with Light
Eye to Pencil
with Cathy Lomax
Eye to Pencil Studio
Cathy Lomax is multi-faceted; a painter who has worked as a gallerist, make-up artist, and editor. Her work particularly focuses on femininity, masquerade, popular culture and film. In the workshop, participants will be drawing from film, and working with found images and projection.
Lomax often uses projections to initiate and shape her work, the illuminated image acting as a transition point between film and drawing. In this workshop she will examine different ways that photographs and found images can become the source material for original drawings, with a particular focus on drawing from film.
We will start the day by looking at artists who use techniques such as tracing and projecting to create work that connects with its source material while imbuing it with new meaning, such as Gary Hume and Andy Warhol. We will go on to look at how to focus attention on the structure and essence of a subject by using the minimum of detail, notably with outlining and grisaille, by examining work by Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse, Marlene Dumas and France-Lise McGurn. Often drawing and painting from photographs can result in stilted looking works, we will be at looking at drawing materials that can be used to imply fluidity, thereby adding movement to a static image as well as considering the way that overlapping drawings and drawing in sequence can create illusions of movement.
Participants will have the chance to draw from photographs using a number of different methods and materials. We will have a wide range of images on hand that can be used to initiate drawings, but participants may like to bring physical and digital (on a USB stick) versions of images with them.
NOTE ON TIMING:
Workshop: 10:00-16:00 (with an hour off for lunch)
This talk will suit architects, designers, engineers, artists, and students and professionals from the creative industries who would like to improve their drawing skills and their understanding of the potential drawing has as a medium.
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The studio is on the 1st Floor and only accessible via stairs.