Image: Still from Enbodied Drawing Online Course, Luke Stuart
Happy New Year. This newsletter comes with all our good wishes for good health and creative adventures in 2021. All through January, we’ll be sharing news about different online courses that are guaranteed to inspire and deliver a creative boost to energize and invigorate your practice!
The focus of this newsletter is Katie Sollohub’s Embodied Drawing course, which is going to be live-streamed from the Seawhite studio on 18-20 January.
This course – which was a huge success in October – is all about investing in drawing as a physical experience; thinking of body movement as a drawing in space, and the body itself as a tool to make marks with. It is a liberating experience being aware of the body's impact on our work in this way, and it opens the mind to see and feel the possibilities for playing and changing work.
Embodied Drawing is a playful course but one with a serious message at its heart: serious play, invention and the power of movement in all our work to feed our inspiration. The experience and impact of this course will ripple through into your studio practice and keep joy and curiosity alive in your work.
Embodied Drawing: Taster Film
To give you an idea of what to expect from this experimental approach to drawing, click here to watch a short taster film.
To find out more about the course and to book your place, just click on the course title below
Katie’s Reflections on Embodied Drawing (October)
Image: Left - Katie Sollohub & Emily Ball at the Seawhite Studio; top right - Sonja Koper; bottom right - Anita Murray
Working with Emily alongside was great, as it really helped me get a sense of the practical, physical experience as it might be for participants. We both embraced and enjoyed the role of a performer, a clown even! Both of us in wigs, high heels and feather boas. Hopefully we conveyed that sense of fun through the screen.
Running the course online had its advantages. I liked the fact that everyone was in their own studio; making use of their own space, inhabiting it through their bodies. Maybe they were able to let go more and play, without being in a shared studio.
The work people made was expressive, exciting, and personal to them. And so large! I loved doing my own drawing too: taking risks; being very direct and free with basic materials; having the space to work on a large scale without constraints – and it was fun!
“Katie’s Embodied Drawing upped my scale and got me drawing with mind, soul and entire body. I feel my work is going to take a much more free direction.” ~ Avenda Walsh
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