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Nov 10

THE ART OF MYTH: Creative Writing and Drawing Online!

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm GMT

Join LDG’s Luisa alongside Philip Webb Gregg for the first of our ART OF WORDS sessions as we explore Mythology through Writing and Drawing!

PLEASE READ THE FAQ’S AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOKINGS AND RECORDING <3

PLEASE PREPARE A FEW THINGS & MATERIALS BEFORE THE SESSION;

HAVE A LOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR SOME SUGGESTED RESOURCES YOU COULD USE!

THE ART OF WORDS PART 1: MYTH

For this session, Luisa-Maria McCormack has teamed up with writer Philip Webb Gregg to put together a series of writing and drawing classes to help us find a meaningful outlet in these times of isolation.

The Art of Words is a practical writing and drawing series which will cut across the canons of art history and world literature to bring you a selection of games, creative techniques and storytelling methods that will help you to develop your own writing and drawing practices

Over the next few months we’ll be offering many more in this series celebrating the creative connection between writing and drawing! From myths and to folk tales and illustrated poetry, we’ll be delving into the space where words and pictures meet.

THE ART OF MYTH: CLASS DESCRIPTION

Myth is arguably the oldest form of storytelling, the ability to tell tales and share stories is one of the defining characteristics of humankind, and has shaped our world and our society in more ways than can be easily understood.

But what is the modern myth? How have artists across the ages responded to the great Myths and how should we look at them today?

The class will combine both writing and drawing in a variety of exercises, games and techniques which will encourage you to engage with Mythology in a fun and critical way. We’ll be diving through the millennia and across multiple cultures to bring you a combination of mythological narratives, looking not just at the (somewhat over-done) Western classics but mythologies from all over the world!

Join us if you’re interested in creating your very own myth, re-interpreting the classics through writing, drawing or another artform or simply learning more about Mythological stories. The class will encourage you to look more critically at the narratives we’ve been told our entire lives and support you while create a myth more suited to the modern world

MATERIALS

Paper, pencils, coloured materials, pens, anything to draw and write with really!

As well as the normal materials list (ABOVE), you will also need to do a bit of your own reading in order to make the best of the class! You can take however long you want to with this, from 10 mins to hours falling down a mythical googling hole 😉

Please don’t stress about the prepping- this is just so that everyone is prepared with some awesome stories to work with tomorrow! 🙂

1). PLEASE IDENTIFY A CHARACTER FROM MYTH WHOM YOU PARTICULARLY IDENTIFY OR FEEL AN AFFINITY WITH

This can be from any mythic tradition around the world, Greek, Hindu, Yoruba, Nordic, Roman – anywhere you like!

Have a look how this character was represented in different artworks or paintings or sculptures.

2). PLEASE IDENTIFY A CHARACTER FROM MYTH WHOM YOU WOULD LIKE TO ANALYSE, OR PLACE IN THE METAPHORICAL ‘THERAPISTS CHAIR’

This could be someone terrible like Zeus who commits all kinds of crimes, someone like Odin who seeks power and knowledge even at the cost of his own eye, or even someone like Narcissus or Echo, (it seems like most of the gods need some therapy eh?!)

Have a little read around this characters story, and familiarise yourself with it in readiness for the class – make notes if you like but really just have a familiarity with the narrative.

3). CHOOSE A FAVOURITE MYTH TO REIMAGINE THROUGH POETRY

You can work from the same myth or mythic character for all three exercises if you like or are short on time, but we recommend that you choose multiples if possible.

This one could be a myth that you love or hate, where you feel great empathy for the characters involved, examples I have worked from in the past include;

Leda and the Swan

The Myth of Medusa

The Minotaur in the Labyrinth

Atlas holding up the Earth

Familiarise yourself with the basic story of the myth 🙂

And that’s it folks! If you already have a solid knowledge of the myths you’d like to work with – you can work it out on the day – if not we recommend sitting down with a cuppa and having a little google.

Please don’t stress about the prepping- this is just so that everyone is prepared with some awesome stories to work with tomorrow!

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inanna#Descent_into_the_underworld

https://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/CoyoteCreatesHumanBeings-NezPerce.html

Why Odin is One-Eyed

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Oshun

https://mythopedia.com/aztec-mythology/gods/quetzalcoatl/

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Please read the following FAQ’s as you may find the answer you are looking for already listed below. If these do not answer your question, then please email us with the subject heading “UNRESOLVED ENQUIRY” and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience!

Love, LDG

What other LDG classes do you have coming up?

You can book and find all events info here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/london-drawing-group-11407647443

Is there a Recording?

Yes, all classes have a recording sent an hour after the live session. The recording will be available for three days.You will be able to watch the recording ONCE within the 3 day period.

What time does the class start where I am?

All our classes take place UK TIME

You can use this site to convert UK time to where you are: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

How do I attend your classes?

You need to book your place via our eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/london-drawing-group-11407647443

Our classes take place online via Zoom. You will need to download and register with zoom

We will then send you a link to join the live class and/or recording depending on your ticket selection.

We send you the link to the class or more info about your recording a day before and again on the day of the event.

If you cannot find them, Please check your junk folders for eventbrite emails from us.

I haven’t received the link to the live zoom class, what should I do?

Please wait a day before your class to receive your link.

Check your junk/spam folder for an eventbrite email from us.

If you still can’t find it email us at londondrawinggroup@gmail.com clearly stating the class title in the subject heading.

What materials do I need?

The materials you will need are stated in the class description.

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Thank you for your interest and support!

Best wishes,

LDG

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