D2P - Performative Drawing Workshops

Saturday  13 October  2018  10:00 AM    Sunday  14 October  2018 3:00 PM
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D2P - Performative Drawing Workshops by Draw to Perform

Sat-Sun 13 & 14 Oct 2018, 10:00-15:00. Copperdollar Studios, Brighton


D2P - Performative Drawing Workshops by Draw to Perform

Sat-Sun 13 & 14 October 2018, 10:00-15:00. Copperdollar Studios, Brighton

The upcoming workshop session by Draw to Perform will include six bookable workshops, provided by international and local artists and performers. The workshops will explore drawing performance and strategies for forming a dialog between drawing, sound, dance, process and performance. Participants will draw live, share and discuss their outcomes and ideas. Workshops will target different groups and issues in drawing and performance and will allow the general public the opportunity to experience an art form first hand, work with and be tutored by some of the leading artists in their field.

Some materials will be provided, but please do feel free to bring your own materials.

All workshops are suitable only for adults, and for those with some drawing/dance experience.

Please note Copperdollar Studios has limited space capacity and workshops have limited numbers of tickets. Book your tickets online and reserve your participation in this event.



Day 1 - Saturday 13 Oct - Schedule:

Workshop 1 (10:00-12:00) with Kimvi Nguyen

Workshop 2 (13:00-15:00) with Ram Samocha

Day 2 - Sunday 14 Oct - Schedule:

Workshop 3 (10:00-12:00) with Nelly Lewis

Workshop 4 (13:00-15:00) with Xelís De Toro





Copperdollar Studios,22 Montague St,Brighton BN2 1JX


Day 1 - Saturday 13 Oct - Schedule:

Workshop 1 (10:00-12:00) with Kimvi Nguyen - The Power of Powder

This performative drawing workshop with artist Kimvi Nguyen will focus on working with graphite powder. This workshop combines movement with drawing and mark making with painting. 

Come learn about making a live action and listening for the silent. 

Kimvi Nguyen is a Visual Artist based in the Historical City of Winchester. England. Born in North Wales to Vietnamese refugee parents, she grew up in Southampton. England.
She graduated with a BA Honours, Fine Art Sculpture from Winchester School of Art (2011). Since then Kimvi has traveled widely, using her practice to create a poetic and peaceful visual narrative and a sense of balance in environments, that appear irreconcilable with notions of harmony.



Workshop 2 (13:00-15:00) with Ram Samocha - Mark Some Noise

Directed by Draw to Perform founder and artist, Ram Samocha, this drawing performance workshop is about back to basic artistic expression while learning to draw with simple - yet effective - materials and marks. The drawing marks that we will create will produce sounds, which we will learn to control and use in our work. The sound component will work as an added layer to the piece. The final exploration is an action filled with high energy and amazing vibe that combining drawing, movement and sound.

Ram Samocha is a multi-disciplinary performance artist who currently resides in Brighton, UK. Samocha’s work combines drawing with video, installation, and live performance. Samocha often mixes modern and traditional drawing techniques while searching for new ways to combine between 2D and 3D works. Samocha is the founder of Draw to Perform, an international gathering of artists and theorists involved in drawing performance. Samocha’s work has been recognized nationally and internationally and his work is part of various museums and private collections.



 Day 2 - Sunday 14 Oct - Schedule:

Workshop 3 (10:00-12:00) with Nelly Lewis - Life Line

A movement and drawing workshop inspired by the participants’ autobiography; the workshop integrates body, matter and spirit; allows you to dive deep into your existence and let your creativity go wild. Discover how your own life can be a source for artistic expression. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to reflect on your life and create your unique lifeline performance/dance drawing, all from an intuitive, spontaneous, and authentic state of mind.

Nelly Lewis is an award-winning mime artist based in Brighton, UK. She works with the stage language she developed since 2004 - Butomima, which is a hybrid of Mime and Butoh, a language that is all about transformation, imitation and truth. Nelly Lewis taking forward the amazing language of mime and opens new possibilities to contact with and without words.




Workshop 4 (13:00-15:00) with Xelís De Toro - Sounding lines

This workshop is a development of the performance Uncommon Language, which uses text, voice and sounds to encourage the public to participate in making marks and drawing.

In this workshop we will be working with voice, tools and/or instruments, loop pedals, and movements, exploring their features and how we can translate them into marks, drawing and texture onto paper; in the final part of the workshop we will be working together to create a collaborative piece.

This workshop is about breaking the borders between arts and disciplines striving for new forms of expression and creativity.

Xelís de Toro is a multiawarded Galician writer and a performer based in the UK. He has performed internationally in a variety of settings: galleries, art festivals and universities. He uses voice, text, sound and body movement. He also performs regularly with experimental and improvisation music bands.






What is drawing performance?

Drawing performance is a stream of performance art in which artists create their artwork in front of a live audience while communicating with the viewers. Mark making in drawing performance is often a result of powerful physical gesture and body movement connecting elements of line, movement, space and time. This exciting art form often combines art, theatre and dance in a vibrant and dynamic way.

Drawing performance is gathering a larger fan base in the UK and its art is becoming more widely collected worldwide. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The exciting workshops appeal to art lovers, drawing fans and studentsAll workshops are suitable only for adults, and for those with some drawing/dance experience.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

By train: All trains to Brighton station.

By bus: All buses to Kemptown, Brighton (7,27 and more).

Public parking available in the area.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

There is no need to bring materials for drawing. Materials for all workshops will be provided. No professional cameras please, but photos can be taken with mobile phones.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

websit: www.drawtoperform.com  

email: drawtoperform@icloud.com


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Copperdollar Studios
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22 Montague St, Brighton, United Kingdom