From 2D Field Sketch to 3D
Interpretive Drawing

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Boisbuchet proudly presents this workshop in cooperation with RISD. This is a two-week workshop and grants (according to the US system) 3 academic credits for succesful participation. Please note the special conditions and check with your university if RISD credits would be accepted.

Dates: 12 – 25 June 2016
Tutor(s): Daniel Heyman – RISD
Type of workshop: Drawing / Installation
Cost: $4,220 (includes tuition, meals, shared accommodations, transport from Poitiers to Boisbuchet, lab fees and mandatory insurance)
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The rich and varied architecture of Boisbuchet, as well as the villages and countryside of the Poitou-Charentes that have been shaped by 20 centuries of human habitation, serve as inspiration for the large interpretive drawing installations participants create in this course. 
Students spend mornings in the field, sketching a variety of physical environments in and around Boisbuchet. In the afternoons and evenings, students’ observational field sketches form the basis for room-size interpretive drawings, using colored masking tape, cut paper, rope and string, and found materials, as well as all available surfaces, including walls, floors and ceilings. Students are asked to think about how far one can push the idea of “drawing” into three dimensions, without it becoming a sculpture. These 3D drawing installations are “completed” at least twice – halfway through the class, and a second time at the end of the class. The course provides ample opportunity for both group projects and independent work. Arrive with an open mind and a sense of adventure!

heyman-590 webDaniel Heyman, printmaker and painter, is a recipient of Guggenheim and Pew Fellowships, as well as multiple research grants from Princeton University and RISD. Residencies include Dartmouth College; Herzliya, Israel; MacDowell; Yaddo; Millay; and the Nagasawa Art Park. His work is in over 30 public collections including the Getty Research Institute; Hood Museum of Art; Library of Congress; New York Public Library; Philadelphia Museum of Art. A show of portraits of Iraqi torture victims from Abu Ghraib Prison was exhibited in 9 states; his most recent project, “Native Impressions: In Our Own Voice,” was a collaboration with Lucy Ganje and Kim Fink, both at the University of North Dakota, and 13 Native Americans from the 4 Indian Reservations in North Dakota, and will be exhibited throughout the US starting at the North Dakota Museum of Art and the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. 

Heyman’s work has been exhibited in major museums, libraries and galleries around the US including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the RISD Museum. He teaches at RISD, Princeton University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Heyman holds degrees from Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania and is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects.

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