Blind Contour & Exquisite Corpse Drawings

Saturday, November 16, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Latcham Art Centre, 2 Park Drive, Stouffville, ON, L4K 4K1

Explore drawing as a tool for learning, expression, and invention through two drawing activities.

Blind contour drawing: draw your subject (in this exercise we will be using other participants) without looking at the paper. Use one continuous line to form your drawing. Create a quick study or challenge yourself to take it slow. This activity encourages participants to use their observational skills and break objects (or their subject) into lines, shapes, and patterns.

Exquisite Corpse drawing: a drawing game invented by the Surrealist artists in the 1920s. Participants play by taking turns drawing sections of a body on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution. The first player adds a head—then, without knowing what that head looks like, the next artist adds a torso, and so on. This activity utilizes the ideas of free play, unpredictability, and collaboration.

Free! All ages and abilities welcome to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all time. 

No registration required. This is a drop-in event - stop by any time between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm!

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LATCHAM SATURDAYS - Weekly opportunities to make art, see art and explore art through hands-on art activities, artist talks and demonstrations, exhibition tours, performances, special events, art education worksheets and more. Latcham Saturdays runs most Saturdays from fall to late spring.

Latcham Art Centre is proud to partner with the family of Catherine Anne Courtney to celebrate art and creativity with this exciting program.

Catherine Anne Courtney (1944-2017) was a devoted lover of art, nature and poetry. Catherine liked to create paintings of nature when she had the opportunity. She was also a collector of rocks, stones, oak and red maple leaves from wherever she travelled. She often visited the gallery and loved to engage in conversation with anyone about the artists and the subject of the artworks. Latcham Art Centre is pleased to recognize Catherine Anne Courtney and the support of her family