LIVEFRIDAY: COME DRAW WITH ME

28 JUNE 2013 - ACTIVITIES WE ENJOYED ON THE NIGHT

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Friday 28 June 2013, 7.00 – 10.30pm

During the 'Master Drawings' exhibition, for one night only the galleries at the Ashmolean became drawing studios filled with artists ready to help you start drawing or develop your skills.

Throughout the museum spaces, artists invited you to leave your mark with large scale drawings recording Come Draw with Me.

Workshops and demonstrations gave the opportunity to take up drawing or perfect a technique. With some of the greatest names in the history of art on the walls in the museum, this was the opportunity to learn from Old Masters and contemporary artists.

Come Draw with Me was curated in association with The Campaign for Drawing.

Workshops and Events

Chichi Parish inspired LiveFriday visitors to create cartoon strips taking inspiration from the collection.

Weimin He worked with dancer Aimeé Payton and groups of visitors to explore an artist’s ability to draw movement in the Chinese cursive calligraphy style. His workshop brought calligraphy, drawing, dance and music together.

Steven Follen worked with visitors in the Forecourt to produce a large scale chalk drawing inspired by patterns from the Islamic Middle East gallery.

Cathy Miles demonstrated how to draw with wire. Building on her special interest in European ceramics, Cathy used the Ashmolean's ceramics collections as her inspiration for the evening’s workshops.

Adrian Brooks invited groups to try their hand at drawing on graphic pads.

Artist Tamarin Norwood hosted a workshop combining writing and drawing. A film projection of her work Keeping Time was accompanied by poetry readings.

For those wanting to leave their mark, artist Miranda Creswell invited people to sketch small landscape scenes which were linked together by their horizon lines to create one large panorama.

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