Drawing Democracies: Free Workshops at Pratt 10/25

Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

Drawing Democracies 2

This Saturday – Drawing Democracies is a day of FREE workshops, films, exhibitions, and special drawing activities – open to community members of all ages! The second Drawing Democracies event will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:30–4 PM.

Drawing Democracies is an interdisciplinary collaborative project spearheaded by the Pratt Institute’s Fine Arts, Foundation, and Art and Design Education departments. It serves as a community collaborative project designed to engage with all the departments on campus through our students, alumni, faculty, as well as the broader local community in Brooklyn.

This year’s schedule includes:

  • 11:30 AM: The Future of Collaborative Drawing with Paper Explore iPad drawing with Paper by FiftyThree and try Mix, Paper’s new collaborative platform. First 30 participants receive a free Pencil Bluetooth smart stylus! Bring your iPad or borrow ours to draw throughout the day. Location: Student Union.
  • 12 noon:  Lunch for all! Generously provided by Student Activities. Location: Student Union.
  • 12:30–4 PM: Join in on the FREE Drawing workshops and exhibitions.
  • Fashion Comes to Life: The Foundation and Fashion Departments team up for a life drawing workshop. Models clothed in dramatic costumes pose in pairs, creating dynamic relationships to be drawn in a variety of materials. Location: South Hall room 301.
  • Monoprint Workshop hosted by the Fine Arts Printmaking Club. Location: Engineering Quad in front of Chemistry Building. In case of rain we will be located in the Etching Studio, hosted by the Fine Arts Department Printmaking Club.
  • “Tools for Drawing”: Take part in a large scale wall drawing using a variety of drawing materials from markers, pencils, craypas and pastels, hosted by the Fine Arts Drawing Club. Location: Student Union.
  • “SCULPTURE, IMPROVISE, MOVE, AND DRAW”:  Dancers from Brooklyn and Queens Dance Companies performing among the sculpture on Pratt’s Campus; Salma Allam, Despina from DWebb Dance Wear and Moe-tion Dance Theatre, organized by Fine Arts Faculty Mona Brody Location: Pratt’s Campus grounds.
  • SuperImposition A collaborative drawing workshop hosted by the Architecture department’s Faculty Mark Parsons. Location: Dekalb Gallery.
  • “Gestures in Time” Explore the animation process as live models do via “key-frame” poses, a method of deconstructing motion hosted by the Keyframe Club from the Digital Arts Department. Animators and non-animators of all ages are encouraged to join! Location: South Hall room 303.
  • FAMILY WORKSHOPS Presented by the Department of Art and Design Education:Transcending the Page: Text and Handwriting as Art, This workshop will focus on using script, calligraphy, and text in order to create drawings as unique as one’s own handwriting. Location: South Hall 201from 2–4 PM*13 Ways of Looking: This multimedia workshop will focus on exploring different ways of seeing by combining drawing with video. Participants will collaborate on creating mini art videos using drawing, filmmaking techniques, and simple technology like cell phones or tablets. Location: South Hall 205 from 12:30–2:30 PM**No previous experience in art required. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Limited to 30 participants. Please RSVP to: lwilso13@pratt.edu       Walk the Line: Walk the Line is an interactive game to map and interact with Pratt’s campus during Drawing Democracies. A central “cartography” office located on the Library Patio will offer maps, tour guides, and opportunities to play the game. Location: Library Patio from 11 AM–3:30 PM.
  • Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Access Screening of Season 7 artists: Leonardo Drew, Elliott Hundley, and Joan Jonas; Location: Library, Alumni Reading Room, 3rd Floor.

Exhibitions on View:

  • Drawings By The People” Steuben Gallery and third floor Pratt Library; The exhibition will feature works by the Pratt community, which will include staff, students from all departments, faculty and alumnus. Organized by The Drawing Club, whose motto is “Everyone Draws”.
  • *The Banned Book Cart*, an Installation of circulating books within the Library’s collection that have a history of censorship in the U.S. and abroad.  A collaboration with Fine Arts Faculty Lisa Bateman and Pratt’s Library, 1st floor, main entrance to Stacks.
  • Jewelry Design Renderings, 1st and 2nd floor Pratt Brooklyn Library
  • Drawing with Media Selections from Film/Video Department and Department of Digital Arts curated by the Keyframe Club, Location: Pratt Library / Alumni Reading Room and 3rd floor landing monitors”
  • Drawing Democracies Exhibition: Transcending the Page. Selections from Edward R. Murrow High School Students and Alumni, who are current undergraduates at Pratt, Curated by Art and Design Education Alum and Artist-Educator, Sarah Grace Holcomb Presented by the Department of Art and Design Education. Location: Nancy Ross Project Space, Main building 2nd floor.
  • Drawings along Myrtle, Take a self guided tour of the locations on Myrtle Avenue from Classon to Adelphi streets: Gnarly Vines, Brooklyn Sweet Spot, DC Optics, Splitty, Peck’s, Corkscrew Brooklyn, Wray’s, Pillow Café, Brewklyn Grind, and The Emerson.

Funded in part by a RiDE grant.


Photo credit: Pratt Institute

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