The audience is drawing
Not only the art students, but also visitors participated to the drawing marathon on 8 February 2018. During 24 hours everyone could pick up their pens, pencils, crayons, paint brushes and even a VR console and make creations inspired by living models, such as ballet dancers, acrogymnasts, pole dancers, figures in bondage or a tableau vivant, and ... a camel.
For the 2018 edition, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp collaborated with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). The participants could draw and simultaneously watch what was happening on the other continent as the event was being streamed.
Visitors had taken their equipment with them or borrowed it from others. Drawing individually together.
Drawing in brown chalk.
In Antwerp a holocube was set up, people could draw in a VR environment and quite some participants also enjoyed the more usual digital drawing sessions. It appeared to suit all ages.
Digitally drawing living models. In this case, a pole dancer.
This third drawing marathon edition was again a huge success and for many participants an immersed, challenging, inspiring or eye-opening experience and memory.
We, on our side, are blessed with their enthusiasm, encouraging us to start working on a new edition.
And to finish it off, here's the short experience-flavoured Drawing Marathon '18 Aftermovie.
Get yourself immersed!
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Organisation: Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Aftermovie: Black Bread