The Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts is hosting a FREE event series this fall. When you log on you can click the “student” option since you are all trainees (approved by PAFA). The next session is Wednesday, November 11. 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. You can register for all three or individual sessions.
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: http://www.eventcreate.com/e/more-than-life-drawing
|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.