Drawing ka Darrr
Exploring Drawing Exercises in a Sketchbook
Facilitated by Gagan Singh
29 & 30 September 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Part of the Methods series
The workshop will explore how we race through different sub-stages of cognitive processes and how that shapes our thinking & ideating processes and gives us an insight into what drawing exercises are for us. The two-day workshop is conversational in structure, instructive in nature and has the aspect of a narration and storytelling embedded. This program is part of Methods, an ongoing series of artist-led medium workshops.
The workshop is open to all participants who are 18 years and above. Interested participants are expected to commit their presence on all days. The sessions will take place on Zoom.
Paper, glue, pencil, pen, marker, charcoal stick. Participants can also use a new or an existing sketchbook. They are free to create their own sketchbook before the start of the workshop by putting together loose sheets of paper or even plastic sheets. Others materials that can be used as a surface for drawing includes glass, plastic sheets, metal and digital devices such as an i-PAD with an apple pencil
Gagan Singh primarily defines himself as a Delhi-based object, and a visual artist dabbling in drawing - different modes of narration including illustrations, installations, storytelling, wall art and artist books. He is influenced by perception and explores various themes including everyday life, relationships, human nature through a satirical lens with the element of humour acting as an access point.
Born in 1975, Singh graduated from the Kent Institute of Art & Design, UK in 2005 with a Masters in Drawing. He has showcased his works in various solo and group exhibitions across the world including What I did Everyday (2019), Line Bombs (2014) in Mumbai; Mati Ghar (2014) in New Delhi; and The Drawing Project (2013) in Florida among others.
Methods : A series of artist led medium workshops organised by KNMA
The force driving at the crux of the segment has been to re-examine the mandate of a medium centric ‘workshop’ and looks beyond the usual format of craft-hobby workroom sessions. At the heart of each session is a chosen artist with their unique style of expression and fashioned in an actively interactive module of facilitator-participant format. This KNMA series highlights how the paradigmatic shifts in contemporary art making need to be registered at individual levels and not merely as institutional applied skill dissemination. The workshop opens up room for both artists and non-artists as well as keen learners to interact with practitioners from a wide spectrum of styles and media to reimagine the tools and raw material for art making - ranging from drawings, maps, personal memories to printing techniques to textual excerpts to found or broken objects, just to name a few.
Module curators: Neha Tickoo and Madhurima Chaudhuri