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Mixed Media Drawing Workshop
Artist-instructor: Anita Kroo
Format: Online Live (livestreaming with class recordings and instructor feedback).
September 26 – October 24,2022
– 5x Mondays
– 6:30 – 8:30pm CET Online
(6:30pm in Berlin, 12:30pm in New York, 9:30am in San Francisco, 5:30pm in London)
Cost: 160 Euros
- black ink
- graphite stick
- a few colors of oil pastels
- a few watercolor or ink brushes
- basic glue
- A3(30x40cm) sketchbook drawing paper
- sheets of watercolor paper A3 or larger(50x70cm)
What to Expect:
Ink rollers, glue, scissors and paint: yes these tools can be used to create drawings! This workshop takes a process-based approach to drawing; expanding its definition to anything that can be done to a piece of paper. During hands-on exercises you will learn how to combine different mediums within one composition.
Techniques such as: collage, monoprint, frottage, as well as a mix of wet and dry mediums such as ink, charcoal and pastel, will be introduced through specific guided exercises during each class.
We will discuss movements and artist from who focused on collage and mixed media drawing as their primary visual expression, from the early 20th Century up to contemporary. This approach to image making includes free association, randomness and chance and a fascination with the subconscious. We will embrace this approach by looking at artist that use these tools for more personal ends, bringing notions of self-expression and subjectivity into the picture.
Anita Kroo is a contemporary mixed media artist and she will draw from her own studio practice while teaching this workshop. Her direct approach to drawing has been earned through years of experience; but she is ready to share her process with you! Scroll down for more information about Anita.
I believe material and medium always carry meaning. There is meaning in my choice of color, palette, graphite, or charcoal, even when it sometimes seems arbitrary. Even when this meaning is not always known to me. – Anita Kroo
Who can join:
Would you like to explore your own creativity and self-expression? This workshop is open to complete beginners as well as those with more experience, with plenty of time for personalized instruction.
Our Online Workshop Format:
- Livestreaming classes take place via online video conference (using Zoom). The instructor conducts live demos with step-by-step instruction so that you can work together in real time. You also have the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback during class time.
- We keep class sizes small and the atmosphere is interactive and supportive.
- Finish exercises or practice at your own pace, at home, outside of class time.
- Receive individual feedback on your completed work and exchange comments and questions with the instructor and your fellow workshop participants in an encouraging environment.
- Find supplemental material and watch the progress of other participants by visiting the workshop Dropbox folder in between classes.
- Recordings from each week’s livestreaming session are available in case you miss a class or want to review a demo.
Anita Kroo is a Hungarian visual artist currently based in Budapest and New York. Bordering on abstraction and figuration, her artwork consists of drawings, paintings, and intaglio prints. Through her themes of the subconscious mind, sexuality, anxiety, and pleasure, she questions the controversies of the socially legitimized representations of female sexuality.
She received her first MFA in Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (2011). In 2015 she was awarded the Merit Scholarship of Pratt Institute, which enabled her to complete her second MFA in New York City (2017). She has received numerous grants, among others, the Hungary Initiatives Foundation Study Scholarship, The Artist Grant of The Hungarian Academy in Rome, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Award, the Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and The Nerken Scholarship Award of the UJA-Federation of New York. She was awarded an artist grant by the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. In her most recent exhibition she presented a selection of paintings at MODEM,Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art in Debrecen, Hungary.
I believe material and medium always carry meaning. There is meaning in the circumstances the work was produced. There is meaning in the history of the medium and material. There is meaning in the decisions I make through my work process. There is meaning in whether I choose to hang a canvas on the wall, or place it on the floor, and step into/onto the pictorial surface while creating a painting. There is meaning in whether I frame the work, or exhibit it unprotected, vulnerable and raw. There is meaning in which image, artefact from the Altes Museum in Berlin is burned into my memory, or perhaps forgotten, and later revisited, reinterpreted through drawing and painting. There is meaning in my choice of color, palette, graphite, or charcoal, even when it sometimes seems arbitrary. Even when this meaning is not always known to me. – Anita Kroo