We can never talk too much about camps, they're happening all Summer, and we LOVE them! We've talked about them a couple of times before... We've talked about the badges you can earn, the different camps lengths available and the large variety of mediums you can choose from to create your own adventure!
Starting this week, and every week after this, I want to dive a little more into the mediums available during the Choose Your Own Adventure camp! We'll cover them all, go in depth, talk about their influence, which artists they've inspired, where you can see these mediums in your daily life, and so much more!
This week, we'll dive in the world of DRAWING!
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Drawing is an awesome way to express your creativity, to experiment with art, to discover your talents!
Drawing is so central to art, as if it is the core of it. It allows you to experiment with many different things, sketch out what's on your mind, plan your masterpieces, etc.
WHAT TOOLS WILL WE USE?
To draw, you need your basics: pen & paper. But in order to add a bit of wild to your creations, there are so many tools that can be used in drawings! Here are some of the tools you might be able to experiment with in the studio:
There is a LARGE variety of surface that can be drawn on: white paper, wood panels, rice paper, watercolour paper, canvas, coloured paper, cardboard, etc.
And then, so many things you can use to leave your mark: pencils, pens, markers, ink, sharpeners, erasers, fine liners, shading tools and the list goes on!
WHO DREW A LOT?
This is an almost impossible question to narrow down...Since most artists draw!
We could always highlight and mention all the comic books and illustration artists. As well as artists that give us awesome animation movies!
But, as per the quote you'll see below, there was Paul Klee who drew a lot—we can see drawings incorporated in his pieces. Or Jean-Michel Basquiat, who did a lot of street art! Or even Leonardo Da Vinci, who did a lot of sketches of grand many things and inventions and dragons and other things in his sketchbooks! So you too can follow in the foot steps of some grand artists and develop your drawing techniques!
BEST QUOTE ABOUT IT?
Paul Klee said: "A drawing is a line going for a walk"
Super poetic, and so true! Take your pen, take a page, and make a line that you will take on a walk!
ANDRÉA'S ALL TIME FAVOURITE DRAWING MASTERPIECE
It's called Study of horse by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is simple, with no frivolous details, and you can still see the work, the guiding lines, the age of the paper. I love it!
WHAT IF I CAN'T WAIT FOR CAMPS?
Not an issue! You want to draw and create with us? We have a weekly session drawing classes available! This season's series are called "The Sketch'Em".
Otherwise, we'll see you at camps very soon! We can't wait! 😁
Stay tuned every week to learn more about the camps' mediums!