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Experimental Drawing in the Dark

Come and draw using the same experimental techniques that Roy Lichtenstein learned while he was a student at the Ohio State University in the early 1940s. Lichtenstein's professor, Hoyt Sherman, developed a method of drawing that incorporated abstract shapes and images illuminated by bright flashes of light that became known as the "flash lab." The process resulted in an "afterimage," from which the students would draw. The intention was to gain a sense of the whole image, rather than focusing on its discrete parts. Lichtenstein credited Sherman for teaching him how to see in a new way, which laid the foundation for the rest of his career.

Please note that the use of strobes and bright lights will be used. Materials will be provided. Drawing session limited to 15 participants each.

Contact: Wendy Hower