Dolph van Eden studied Social Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and Fine Art at UAL Chelsea College of Arts. He has worked in the fields of theatre design, story board design for television commercials and art education. As a visual anthropologist, Dolph explores themes of geographical borders and cultural identity. This ongoing research is presented as a series short films and drawings that highlight the dynamics of community interaction across natural and constructed borders. Currently a practicing illustrator, he works on a freelance basis for such organisations as the British Film Institute and Museums Association. Dolph has exhibited fine art drawings in the UK and US.
Drawing Class 1 ~ Friday July 23, 3pm-5pm, Newington Green Meeting House
Figurative Drawings Inspired by Music
By referencing the 1870 paintings of Edgar Degas, Musicians in the Orchestra and The Orchestra at the Opera , artists are invited to respond to the rhythm and movements of a musician in practice and the exquisite form of the musical instrument. The workshop will be divided between still life and figure drawing. Through demonstrations and instruction, the dynamic tension between human form and performing music will be conveyed. You will be drawing an experienced musician and a highly crafted musical instrument. The class will include lessons in basic anatomy and perspective that will help to dispel ambiguities that can occur in demonstrating foreshortened or complex forms. By the end of the course, you will produce a series of compelling drawings that are informed by balance, movement and music.
Drawing Class 2 ~ Saturday July 24, 3pm-5pm, Newington Green Meeting House
Abstract Drawings Inspired by Music “Colour is the key. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords.” The paintings of Wassily Kandinsky will serve as a starting point for an expressive workshop with a focus on generating ideas that will transform sound into image. Demonstrations and instruction will guide artists towards understanding how a musical performance can be represented pictorially. You will be drawing in direct response to music played by an ensemble in a creative and intuitive manner. The class will include lessons in basic colour theory, mark making and tonal contrast. By the end of the workshop, you will produce a series of captivating colour drawings informed by your individual response to rhythm and music.
PLEASE NOTE: All abilities welcome, including absolute beginners! The only requirement is a love of music and art. Classes are limited to 12 participants only , allowing for a collective energy to the creative process. All materials are included in the price of the classes, except for paper. This can be purchased on the day , or participants can bring their own A3 cartridge paper if they prefer . Materials: pencils (B to 4B grade graphite), coloured pencils, A3 cartridge paper, erasers, pencil sharpeners, drawing boards, masking tape