The Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts is hosting an event series this fall. Residents and students can join for free; it is $15 for non-members. The next session is Wednesday night 11/17/21. More Than Life Drawing is a virtual workshop where participants can draw from live (online) models along with interview-style conversations on the importance of diversity and representation in arts education.
They are specifically focusing on celebrating marginalized identities, including People of Color, and individuals who are Fat, Gender-Expansive, and/or Disabled, and using art-making as a safe way to discuss access and the importance of community and allyship.
More information on the program:
|More Than Life Drawing | October 21, 2021 – December 16, 2021
Objectification is defined as “the action of degrading someone to the status of a mere object.” In another sense, however, objectification happens every time an artist turns their attention toward a life model — in that moment, the artist may or may not be seeing the model as a whole person so much as a collection of colors, shapes, and contours; a culmination of light hitting form.