OK, so I had a vague idea of what to expect today at West Dean College’s London Drawing Theatre workshop as I accidentally walked through it last year. However, it still proved to be an unusual, and (intentionally to go with the college’s atmosphere/decor) surreal drawing experience, with the two hardworking life models (mostly wearing masks, headdresses, and painted blue!) blending into the fabulous and weird surroundings of the college.
The day was divided into three scenes/poses. During the first we were encouraged to use collage to depict a mostly stationery scene.
During the second we moved between two corridor scenes (one shown below):
and during the last, the models were moving around the college’s Oak Lounge and we mostly stayed still: