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Blueprint100: Drawing Queer

September 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until September 22, 2019

A playful enquiry examining and deconstructing gender stereotypes through drawing, discussion and theatre. Ran by artist Tilly Gifford and suitable to all genders, we will create drawings from clothed models. The day will be ran with drawing exercises, and playful compositions, culminating with participant taking turns to set-up a pose as an art director and pose themselves, to get the experience being closely observed.

We sit and explore questions:
What is heteronormativity?
What are the attributes considered masculine? Considered feminine?
What does LGBTQIA+ mean?
What does cis gender mean?

Believing that gender is a vast spectrum and not just binary of male/ female, we consider and challenge the limitations of our current gender stereotypes in hope of envisioning a better future which allows more gender expression.

As well as getting tuition in technical life-drawing looking at tone and line, we will also use physical theatre techniques, analyse (and laugh at) magazine adverts, and use costume props with music, to create our final drawings.

The essence of this is taken to our drawings: to observe without assumption. From those new to drawing to confident artists, the resulting drawings are powerful and touching.

£2.50 for under 30s and £5 for over. This event is ticketed. If you cannot attend the entirety of this 2 day event please email claire@blueprint.com to enquire about dropping in for a shorter time. Sign up below:
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September 21, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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100 High Street
Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
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