Learn about Theodore Kittelsen's fantasy world
We will Choose one of the pictures from Kittelsen’s fairytale illustrations and make a drawing of it using pencil and charcoal and color it using pastels.
Time and place: May 2014 at The Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 317 East 52nd street, NY
Instructor: Helga D Storbekken
Children: Ages 8 -12
Session time: 1 day, 2 ½ hours
During the workshop, participants will become familiar with Kittelsen’s incredible imagination and creativity. We will also look at his fairytale characters, - such as elves, nymphs, dwarfs and trolls - and use these as a basis to inspire children to create their own imaginative drawings.
Drawing Blind: Two warm-up exercises –Drawing is seeing
We begin with a fun exercise and get to know each other.
Follow Helga’s (course instructor) finger without looking at the paper!
Watch as she draws her own face in the air. Suddenly there it is an amusing portrait of Helga, the instructor.
Drawing Blind Portraits of each other
We will make living lines with a pencil.
Sit in pairs opposite each other.
These two exercises are good for visualizing what we want to draw.
What do the eyes, hair, nose, mouth and throat look like?
The pencil in the hand moves in step with what the eyes see, without looking at the paper or your hands.
As you draw each other, watch and see how the drawings come to life. We don’t take ourselves so seriously
Blind drawing requires concentration and at the same time it is lots of fun!
Theodor Kittelsen - Drawing
- Choose one of the pictures from Kittelsen’s fairytale illustrations.
- Make a drawing of it using pencil and charcoal and color it using pastels.
- Use your imagination and draw your own picture.
- Make a drawing of a little ‘troll’.