Be Magnificent: Walthamstow School of Art 1957-1967 Summer School
5-16 July 2017
A free summer programme of workshops, film screenings, talks and happenings with Walthamstow School of Art alumni and contemporary artists. Sign up to our free experimental art classes and explore contemporary responses to a traditional 1950s arts education.
A Study of Line: Self portraiture through Graphic Novels with David Blandy
July 12, 2017
William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP
Free, Ages 16+, materials provided, no experience necessary
Numbers are limited, please arrive 15 mins before workshop start time
In this workshop led by artist David Blandy you will learn how to construct, draw and plan a comic strip and be introduced to the skills necessary to combine text and image in order to tell your stories.
Participants will examine master practitioners such as Harvey Pekar, Art Spiegelman, Osamu Tezuka, Alison Bechdel and Chris Ware before constructing their own stories based on important moments in their lives.
David Blandy works with the image in the digital world, from the YouTube tutorial and music videos, to television series, anime and the narrative sections of computer games; highlighting our relationship with popular culture and investigating what makes us who we are. Within each work he deconstructs the form, placing himself as the alienated subject in a prefabricated cultural archetype. Through this process Blandy questions our relationship with the narratives that surround and shape us, to find what forms the contemporary collective unconscious.