Thursday, October 12 and Thursday, November 2
Sending a call out to all those who like to Move your Body, Get your Draw on, OR BOTH!
Dance drawings and draw dancing in this synergistic and multidisciplinary class developed by Emily Smith and Alex Romania.
Through fusing the practices of figure drawing and improvisational dance, we will unpack the figure and how it exists through time and space, by creating physical scores and compositions attentive to recording and experiencing anatomy in motion. We will engage in a daily practice of feeling the body, seeing the body, drawing the body, and responding to our drawings as movement scores. By integrating and transposing techniques to draw and dance, we will forge a daily practice of improvising on the page and from the page. Together, we will develop a vocabulary to describe our work, leaving room for unexpected responses to lead new paths of inquiry, creating a truly interdisciplinary practice through collaborative investigation.
Drawing boards, paper, and charcoal will be provided. Feel free to bring you own preferred materials. No previous visual arts or dance training required. All levels welcome.
About the Artist: Emily Smith is a practicing artist, who has a background in dance, performance, print making, ceramic sculpture, fabric sculpture, choreography, and animation. She has recently earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Biology minor, as well as a Dance minor at Alfred University.