Tate Modern Course

Drawing course: exploring the materiality of text in art Led by artist Kelly Chorpening

Mira Schendel Graphic Object 1967 Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros © The estate of Mira Schendel

Taking inspiration from Mira Schendel’s exhibition this drawing course explores the use of text and writing in art. Schendel experimented with techniques of transferring and layering to create delicate, subtle inscriptions that often blurred the distinction between the drawn and written mark. 

Course participants use a variety of drawing techniques including the use of: pencil, ink, water colour, sgraffito, mono-print, collage, and transferring methods using graphite and Letraset. 

Drawing activities take place in the galleries, including a visit to the Paul Klee exhibition as well as working in the permanent displays. Materials provided, no previous experience in drawing is required.

Kelly Chorpening is an artist who explores the relationship between drawing and writing in her own work. Kelly has been the Course Leader of BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts since 2006.

Tate Modern

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

Every Monday at 18.45–20.45 and 18.45–20.45 and 18.45–20.45 and 18.45–20.45 and 18.45–20.45 and 18.45–20.45

21 October – 25 November 2013

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    25 Sep 2013 – 19 Jan 2014
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    Paul Klee

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  • Tate Modern
    Exhibition

    Mira Schendel

    25 Sep 2013 – 19 Jan 2014
    The first ever international exhibition of one of Latin America’s most important artists, Mira Schendel. Opens 25 September at Tate …
  • Artist

    Mira Schendel

    1919–1988
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    Paul Klee

    1879–1940