Free Drawing School Online Challenge led by Mandy McIntosh

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Next: 20 July 2020

Free Drawing School Online Challenge led by Mandy McIntosh

Join the Free Drawing School live online every Monday at 10am.

A different drawing challenge is announced each week for you to get involved with at home between 10am-12pm guided live with an artist.

On Monday 20 July artist Mandy McIntosh will lead the Free Drawing School Online Challenge.

Mandy McIntosh studied fashion knitwear at Trent Polytechnic and worked with KENZO in Paris as a studio designer before returning to Glasgow to complete a Masters at Glasgow School of Art. She is currently mid way through a PhD.

In a multi facetted practice that spans 25 years, analogue and digital drawing has always been a key element of the work. There is a recurring interest in fashion illustration as both a pragmatic communication tool and a highly gestural and expressive performance. Lots of McIntosh’s work is figurative, increasingly sculptural and aimed at the body, a large area is community based, where people’s drawings collate into collective artworks.

Mandy is the lead artist for the Arbroath 2020 Community Procession which will happen in 2021.

The Free Drawing School Online continues over the summer with many more challenges as we invite lots of guest artists to design the weekly challenge for you to join in with.

The Free Drawing School challenges are designed to be done at home with the resources you can bring together from your drawers and cupboards.

Details
The details of the challenge will be announced here and on social media at 10.00am.

You will have two hours in which to complete the challenge and post your work either in the comments on the Facebook event for others to see or on twitter or instagram with the hashtag #freedrawingschool.

You can also email your outcomes to volunteer@hospitalfield.org.uk

Images:
[1] Pageant Prop of Black Agnes, Mandy McIntosh. Arbroath 2020 Festival. Photo courtesy of the artist.
[2] Photo of Mandy McIntosh 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
[3] Artex Scar Im Still Alive tracklist 2017. Courtesy of the Artist
[4] Hap Up Easterhouse. Platform. Glasgow International 2016
[5]Children at Elmvale Primary. Good Ground 2019. Glasgow Life Creative Communities

 

The Free Drawing School is made possible with generous funding support from The Robertson Trust and The National Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Challenge

“Hi, I’m Mandy and I’m going to be leading today’s online Free Drawing School challenge.

Today we are going to be looking at fashion drawing, fashion drawing as a practice, as a performance, the techniques and the ways of making marks to make drawings that can wear clothes. Drawings that are about clothes and creating sculptural figures that actually wear clothes that we’ve drawn.

Please read all instructions and decide how you want to join in, you can concentrate on one or two sections or do the whole thing. The focus is on enjoying drawing and  building layers of different things to play about with!

At 11.45am today’s challenge will be followed by a Zoom group discussion with Mandy and work sharing. If you would like to join this please email volunteer@hospitalfield.org.uk for log in details.

Instructions:

  • Warm up by making some very loose drawings from fashion magazine or newspaper images you like. Fast direct line, not too precious. Draw over other drawings. If you haven’t got any fashion images, you can find some inspiration here.
  • Look at poses, faces and hairstyles. Find shapes and forms.
  • Put these drawings to one side and take some fabric you can draw on, or cut into. Make some different hand drawn  marks, patterns or cut outs on this fabric.
  • Make some new drawings where the clothes are made of the fabric you have designed. Use your earlier drawings as a starting point if you like. Add colour?
  • Document your drawing in relation to the fabric you have created by simply laying the material next to the drawing and taking a photograph.
  • Find some clothing objects you’d like to work with.
  • Make new people to wear these objects out of cardboard or paper or any recycling and combine the clothes with the drawings using pins or tape.Also as well as using the cardboard to make models, think of it as an additional fabric……..try and make your figure stand up!”

Image:

Hap Up Easterhouse. Platform. Glasgow International 2016

Artist Mandy McIntosh sets out the materials you need to join in next week’s Free Drawing School Challenge

Materials needed for next week

The Free Drawing School Online continues on Monday 20 July at 10am and we are excited to announce that the challenge will be led by Mandy McIntosh >>>

McIntosh studied fashion knitwear at Trent Polytechnic and worked with KENZO in Paris as a studio designer before returning to Glasgow to complete a Masters at Glasgow School of Art. She is currently mid way through a PhD. In a multi facetted practice that spans 25 years, analogue and digital drawing has always been a key element of the work. There is a recurring interest in fashion illustration as both a pragmatic communication tool and a highly gestural and expressive performance. Lots of McIntosh’s work is figurative, increasingly sculptural and aimed at the body, a large area is community based, where people’s drawings collate into collective artworks. Mandy is the lead artist for the Arbroath 2020 Community Procession which will happen in 2021.

Monday’s challenge will be followed by a Zoom group discussion with Mandy and work sharing at 11.45am. If you would like to join this please email volunteer@hospitalfield.org.uk for log in details.

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“Hi Im Mandy,

I’m the artist that’s going to be running the Free Drawing School Online on the 20th July, hosted by Hospitalfield. I just wanted to say hello and talk a little bit about what you are going to need for the workshop.

We are going to be looking at fashion drawing, fashion drawing as a practice, as a performance, the techniques and the ways of making marks to make drawings that can wear clothes. Drawings that are about clothes and creating sculptural figures that actually wear clothes that we’ve drawn.

In order to do that you will need:

  • Lots of cardboard. (Anything you have, perhaps corrugated or shredding packaging)
  • White paper
  • Black Markers, Pens, paint, ink, chalk, felt tip pens, all colours.
  • Sellotape or masking tape
  • Safety pins
  • Fashion magazines or newspapers, images with people you can work from
  • Scrap fabric, white if possible
  • Interesting bits and pieces of clothing you’d like to work with, e.g. belts, hats, sunglasses, t-shirts, printed fabric, weird shoes.
  • Scissors
  • Stanley knife

See you on Monday.”

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