Drawing is one of the most basic art forms that exists but it is one that is highly neglected within the art community, viewed heavily as being a form of initial research, note taking or a 'sketch' rather than as a finished piece of work.
This workshop and exhibition in collaboration with Trafford College is a way to enable students to think different about drawing, going beyond the realms of the pencil. The exhibition aims to show the different types of drawings that exist and the fluidity between drawing and other forms of art.
The workshop was run by early career artist Alan Baker, who specialises in Drawing and Sculpture and combined both for this event. The activity was in three parts: the first to create a 3D installation by taking a line for a walk around our gallery spaces. The second part was to create a series of multiple different drawing using various techniques and restraints to challenge the students. The last part was to dismantle the 3D drawing and transform it into a large sculptural form.
The workshop took place on the 10 October and 20 students took part from Foundation and second year courses at Trafford College. A showcase of the resulting work is now on display at AIR gallery until the end of the month, including a documentary video showing the start to finish of the day.