September 17 –18, 2019, 10 am – 1 pm

Many thanks to the artist Anja Tchepets for her workshop introducing our participants to EXPRERIMENTAL DRAWING – Multiples & Sequels during the basic course within the Studio Program at BAI | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School & Arts Incubator.

“Drawing is mostly associated with classical methods and tools: pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel. However, often an artist makes deliberate decision not to draw with traditional media but use a more unconventional approach. In this course we will be exploring various printing techniques for creating a drawing.

Day 1
After a short overview of traditional printing methods – etching, lithography, woodcut, silkscreen etc – we will focus on those that are more unconventional which can be used outside of the printmaker’s studio facilities. Through a few exercises we will learn various ways of using stencil, frottage and monotype techniques. A library of images, patterns and textures will be created by tracing our own sketches or images from magazines, and by collecting traces from surfaces available on site. This built vocabulary will be used for creating our compositions.  At the end of first day we will experiment by adding other elements such as type, collage or hand drawn images to our drawings, with our results discussed within the group.

Day 2
In the second part of this course we will be concentrating on making multiple images and developing them into series, with possibilities of some being made into storytelling sequences. After working on separate pieces of paper we will look at how a double page format influences our drawing series. Different aspects of telling a story with images will be discussed, with the aid of examples of other artists work relative to our own.” (Text by courtesy of Anja Tchepets)

More information on the Anja Tchepets Website.