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Drawing workshop: Storytelling and mythmaking

Weekend art making course

Short course

  • 29 October 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 30 October 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm

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William Kentridge, The Conservationists' Ball (detail), 1985.

Charcoal, coloured pastel and gouache on paper (triptych). 198.5 x 97.5 cm (left), 198.5 x 138.5 cm (centre), 198.5 x 97.5 cm (right). Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation collection. Rupert Museum, Stellenbosch, South Africa © William Kentridge.

Build characters, stories and worlds in this two-day drawing course, inspired by the RA’s theatrical and immersive exhibition: William Kentridge.

Please note: this is an on-site event only

Myth and legend have long served artists as a mirror on history. This weekend will explore drawing techniques that embrace personal mythmaking, to develop visual narratives that reflect daily life. Beginning by considering William Kentridge’s artworks that use film, theatre and stop-motion animation, this course will teach participants the principles behind developing a sequence of images that tell a story.

Working from a model, artist Richard Ikhide will teach participants how to frame their characters’ composition, and about how this framing relates to sequential storytelling (including for graphic illustration, animation and film-making). Participants will produce their own, large-scale, narrative drawings, building on myths to create new characters and worlds.

This course will include a visit to the RA’s exhibition William Kentridge, where participants will consider the links between Kentridge’s large-scale drawings and his work in dance, theatre and performance.

Richard Ayodeji Ikhide studied Textile Design at Central Saint Martins, followed by a Postgraduate degree at the Royal Drawing School, London. Working between graphite, ink and watercolour, Ikhide’s focus on drawing is tied to an interest in the mark-making of our ancestors, and the affective dimensions of a two-dimensional practice. Taking inspiration from diverse archives and artefacts, Ikhide seeks to manifest the spiritual in material form.

Minimum age 18.

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  • 29 October 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 30 October 2022, 10.30am — 5.30pm

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£420. Includes all materials.

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