21st of January 2017 - The Rag Factory - London
This is not going to be a traditional drawing class!!!
Have you never use Science to draw? Have you never heard about “self-similarity”?
This workshop will propose a new way to look at trees, patterns and shapes in nature. You will discover how Science and simple Mathematic Roles can be applied and help us to draw trees and create repeatable patterns.
We truly believe there are no differences between Art and Science and that both can help us to know, explore and creatively participate in the world.
We will speak about Fractal Geometry and about the scientist Benoit Mandelbrot and the discovery of self-similarity.
We will also investigate if there is any connection or similarities between representation of trees and other shapes or images in the world. How can we play with images and linking them with other unexplored meanings?
This workshop is address to everyone who owns hands! Or even feet! And is able to hold a pencil in his hand!(or foot!)
A lot of people say: “I Can’t draw anything, I’m hopeless at drawing”
Then I ask: “Can you draw the letter A… and the letter B, and what about a letter C?”
They will answer: “of course I know how to make them!”.
Those are, of course, the first three letters of the alphabet, but they are also made by straight and curved lines.
“And do you also know how to do a letter ‘Y’? and make it small or big? fine or thick? Do you know how to repeat this patter over and over?
Well … you see! In this way you already started to draw a tree.”
- from B. Munari, "Drawing a tree" –
Book your spot now! The cost of the session is 7 £!
Equipment such as paper, coloured pencils will be supplied. You can also bring your own pencils, colours, papers or anything you would like to play with!