Drawing as Performance: Theatrical Games and Techniques for Visual Artists

1st Edition

Orly Orbach

Routledge
December 21, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 274 Pages - 70 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138086159 - CAT# Y333997

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Summary

Making connections between drama and drawing, Drawing as Performance introduces visual artists and designers to rehearsal techniques, theory and games as ways of developing image-making and visual communication skills.

Drawing from the fields of theatre and anthropology, this book is full of practical exercises that encourage experimentation and play as methods of making expressive, communicative and meaningful images. Ideas are adapted from the rehearsal room to the drawing studio, offering artists a fresh approach to translating experiences into visual images. Games and exercises are accompanied by demonstrations and responses from professional practitioners and visual communication students.

This one-of-a-kind book guides students and professionals alike to improvisation, self-expression and reflective visual communication techniques in order to narrow the gap between the handmade image and inner experience from which artists draw their inspiration.

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