Drawing is Free: The Metro is a collaboration between Paris College of Art and Des Lignes en Ligne will take place Saturday October 17th.
11-11:30 am Coffee and presentation by Nicolas Barberon of his project www.delignesenligne.com and new book “De Lignes en Ligne, l’art discret du croquis de métro”, released on the 8th October by Editions Eyrolles.
People love to draw. People who think they don’t know how to draw love it too, if they are given the chance. Drawing is mostly inexpensive, transportable, and can be made anywhere without much time or many resources. An artist and/or designer can keep drawing when all other opportunities to make work are limited. To know that you can always draw is liberating to a creative person.
Sharing the experience of drawing with others creates energy in a room. The particular type of concentration and focus on looking that drawing demands can generate a silence charged with activity and life. Drawing alongside a child is a delight – it reminds us what a pleasure it is to make marks and is an example of how to lose some self-consciousness that can make images rigid and lifeless; even if it is only for a moment.
After a day of drawing you feel good, like after exercise or falling in love your senses are heightened and the world looks different.
The Drawing is Free sessions were first proposed at Paris College of Art as a way of bringing the school community together students, faculty, administration, and support staff to draw. This invitation was extended to the wider public and friends and family of those connected to PCA. There is no teacher, but a theme sets the subject and rhythm of the drawing activities.
No experience necessary.
All ages welcome.
This event is open to the public.
Drawing is Free: the Metro
Saturday 17th October, 11am
Paris College of Art
15, rue Fénelon