Sunday, October 18, 2009

Extreme Perspectives: Draw on the Big Dome

Draw on the Big Dome:

The ceiling of the state-of-the-art Bishop Planetarium is your canvas

October 13, 2009

The BIG DRAW-Ruskin and the South Florida Museum will host a free art workshop on Saturday, October 24 from 3:30-6:30pm at Bishop Planetarium in the South Florida Museum (201 10th St. Bradenton Florida 34205). The event is free and open to the public and is one in a series of month long events in October that celebrate drawing, invention and imagination . To reserve a space, participants may email info@bigdrawruskin, subject Planetarium Workshop, or call the Ruskin Branch Library (Hillsborough Cty) (813) 273-3652)

Taught by BIGDRAW visiting artists and Ringling College of Art & Design faculty Claudia Cumbie-Jones & Lance Ford Jones, "Extreme Perspectives: Drawing for the Big Dome" will explore perspective beyond the traditional one, two, and three-point techniques, and will survey “distorted” drawings (anamorphic projection, distorted grid, fisheye, etc) and focus on fisheye distortion for full Dome projection. There will be time for workshop participants to create images that will be projected onto the planetarium dome. Drawing materials are provided.

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Two days of intense drawing

The BIG DRAW-Ruskin will host a two day Drawing Marathon

BIG DRAW STUDIO, 613 US-41 North, Ruskin
October 23 & 24 , Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 5pm each day
Visiting Artist: Marjorie Greene

Commit yourself to a 2 day drawing marathon extravaganza. This intense two day activity is open to all artists and students. Participants will work in a large studio with a massive set-up and live draped models. Projects will be executed in charcoal, chalk, and acrylic on large 4'x5' paper. This 2 day immersion in drawing will culminate in an informal critique and exhibit. The fee includes all materials and the model fee. For more info on the workshop experience:

Marjorie Greene, a Professor at St. Petersburg College, has participated in the two week Drawing Marathon at the NY Studio School, and brings extensive knowledge, energy and insight to this workshop. She leads the experience in ways that expand understanding of drawing, and ways that offer the artist new ways to approach and develop drawings. It is an intense and memorable two days!

Materials & Model Fee - $70
Limit 16 participants
Contact: or 813.641.8635
Registration will be complete when payment is made.

The Drawing Marathon Extravaganza is part of the BIG DRAW, a month long series of classes and events celebrating DRAWING!!
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Sponsored by the SouthShore Arts Council