Archive for June, 2012

Drawing In

Detroit welcomes you to the opening of Drawing In, an exhibition and series of workshops by experimental drawing-based visual artists  Charlotte Murray and Jenny Soep.  Wednesday 20 June 6 – 9pm.

Exhibition continues 21 June – 1 July, 11 – 5pm.
(closed Friday 22 – Sunday 24 for Midsommar).
Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 June, 11 – 5pm.
Saturday 30 – Sunday 1 July, 11 – 4pm.


Experimental Drawing Workshops (In English)
for Curious Beginners and Intermediate Drawers.  (Max. 8 in class).

Thurs 21 June 6 – 8.30pm Drawing with Technology
Learning to use a variety of different digital drawing tools including iPhone, iPad, Computer and Wacom/Bamboo
Tablet. (Advised to bring your own if you have them – download the app ‘Brushes’ onto your iPhone or iPad for less than 50 SEK).

Thurs 28 June 6 – 8.30pm Tactile Drawing
Using the ‘drawing by touch technique’ leaving your eyes behind and responding to what you can see with your fingers.

Fri 29 June 6 – 8.30pm The Journeying Line
Using the blind contour drawing technique and unusual tools to map a visual journey.

Sat 30 June 10 – 4pm Drawing Music – To, From and With
All day workshop exploring the above techniques with the added elements of responding, utilising and drawing inspiration from music.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity and support to stay a little later afterwards to learn to scan and/or upload their artwork online should they wish.

Evening Workshops 70 SEK.
Saturday All Day Workshop 120 SEK.
Includes basic drawing materials/tea/coffee.

Booking required as limited spaces – Email:



Charlotte Murray is a drawing artist. She has a degree in Fine Art and has kept a daily drawing blog for the last year and a half while exploring different approaches to drawing. Amongst these are tactile drawing (drawing-by-touch) and variations on blind contour drawing, which provide ways of creating images by bypassing ingrained ideas of what a drawing should look like, and attempt to create a direct map of, or response to, a visual or tactile experience. Charlotte Murray has previously led workshops in various art and craft forms in Bristol and is a regular sketcher on the streets of Stockholm, also to be found at Sketchcrawl events. She has recently initiated an international drawing exchange project, sharing a roll of paper with other artists in an on-going visual conversation.

Jenny Soep has her MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice with work in publications and collections internationally, having exhibited across Europe and as far away as Taiwan. She has been creating ‘experience’ drawings since drawing at a Jazz festival in 2000, and has collaborated with animators, sound designers, dancers, musicians, playrights and psychodramatists.  Jenny Soep has created and performed integral drawing performances in theatre as well as having documented various live art, literature, music, dance and theatre events, not least being the official documentary drawer for Sweden’s own Polar Music Prize, this year being awarded to Paul Simon and Yo-Yo Ma.