The Freud Museum

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25 August 2015
FULLY BOOKED - 7pm - doors open at 6.30pm

Drawing from the Unconscious: The Exquisite Corpse

Art Macabre Drawing Salon

Art Macabre Death Drawing salons invite you to participate in a life drawing event with a difference, as part of Freud Museum London’s Festival of The Unconscious.

Sketch scenes pulled directly from the depths of your own dark unconscious and imagination. Illustrate your darkest dreams and the mysteries of the mind, inspired by the Art Macabre live model characters and scenes. How do we represent and reveal the unconscious in art? Can drawing unlock our unconscious? Explore Freud’s theories of the unconscious and how artists since have engaged with them, from Surrealism to contemporary artists. An interactive creative workshop exploring how drawing connects the hand, mind and heart. Draw from your inner psyche and explore representing the unseen and unknown through drawing.

Art Macabre invite you to participate in drawing exercises and games that will help you sketch from both sides of your brain and go into a flow state of consciousness. From sketching scenes featuring nude figures depicting nightmares and symbolism in dreams, to Surrealist automatism sketching exercises to create your own ‘Exquisite Corpse’ artworks.

“Imaginative, intimate and inspirational, Art Macabre is everything you could want from a life drawing class – or any night out, for that matter. ” Katie Antoniou, journalist

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