Join #withoutwords artist Ramez Bakir & Tarek Tuma for this 5-week drawing course and help us raise money for Syria.
The course will take students through a simple approach to life drawing: from sketching basic shapes, to drawing a still life. At the end of the course, students will take up the challenge of drawing a live scene (staged by models) depicting the Syrian uprising.
Materials: each trainee is asked to attend with drawing paper (A1 is ideal), charcoal, kidney rubber, white chalk, and fixative. Alternatively he/she can purchase a materials pack from the course administrator at the gallery if ordered in advance.
About the tutors
Ramez Bakir:Born in Damascus in 1990, is a London-based artist whose work is part of the exhibition #withoutwords: Emerging Syrian Artists, presented by Mosaic Initiative and P21 Gallery. His installation Dam(n) uses string and video to highlight the dissolution in the fabric of society in Syria, and is dedicated to the filmmaker Omar Amiralay.M/p>
Tarek Tuma: Is an artist and one of the curators of the exhibition #withoutwords: Emerging Syrian Artists, presented by Mosaic Initiative and P21 Gallery. Now based in London, Tarek’s first solo exhibition Attempt took place in Damascus University in 2004. He has since been part of several group exhibitions in London, including the Pop-UP Space at BetterBankside (2010); Create-Master-Inspire at the Menier Gallery (2010); and Mairmade Court Group Exhibition (2011). #withoutwords is the first exhibition that he has curated.