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Making Maps as Art

Tutor: Michael Craven
Location:  Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: Saturday 30 November 2019  

Maps aren’t just for finding your way from A to B they are rich territory for creative exploration. You will explore maps as art, looking at how the conventions of mapping (scale, legend etc) can be used in new ways to create meaning for the artist and viewer. 

You will work to a number of broad creative briefs and create memory maps, a map of an imaginary place and check in on other types of maps too. There will be plenty of examples, opportunities to draw and construct maps and ideas to inspire your creative practice. The course is suitable for complete beginners or artists who want to revitalise their practice.

 

About the tutor

Michael Craven

Following a degree in Fine Art specialising is photography and film and an MA in Film and Television Michael worked as a designer and then a University Principal Lecturer in Design for many years.

He began creating card constructions, collage and artists books in the 90’s and his work has featured on book covers, as greetings cards and as paper construction creations for adults including paper dolls and miniature theatres. Following a move back to Brighton this is the first time Michael has worked with Evolution Arts to run his popular workshops in the city.  

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Scalpel handle. 

10A scalpel blades. 

Double sided tape 12mm wide

Pencils to draw with

You may also wish to bring:

Colour pencils

Small sharp pointed scissors (they need a sharp not blunt tip and be small enough to cut out intricate shapes)

Magazines for collage

Family photos copied on to white paper

Good to have but only if you have them in your workbox:

Bone or Teflon folder (not plastic)

Awl

From Cass Art www.cassart.co.uk

Evolution will supply A3 Cutting mat and 30cm metal ruler