We are continuing the series "Creative Lessons by Benoit Philippe"
Lesson #4 Hello Monsieur Duchamp
The French artist Marcel Duchamp(28th July 1887–2nd October 1968) is known for his “readymades”, pieces of art made of ordinary manufactured objects that he selected and then modified (sometimes by just signing them). He created in 1917 the most (in)famous of these artworks, titled Fountain, a simple ceramic urinal bearing the artist’s signature. In homage to Marcel Duchamp, you are going to use an ordinary manufactured object as your starting point.
Cut out an every day object in a photo. Stick it on to a piece of paper. Draw or paint something using the object as a starting point. The object cannot be used for what it is (for instance, if you use a glass, you can’t just draw someone holding the glass. That would be too easy… and boring).
What to bring:
Drawing materials, pens pencils, etc.
We will provide materials for those in need.
To view & print lessons visit: http://www.alamedaartists.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/creativeexercises.pdf
Parking: Street Parking. The parking lot is reserved for the dry cleaner business.
Suggested donation is $3.