Tom Sachs Teaches You to Draw

Monday, January 20, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

The Yard

1251 Kearns Blvd

20 participants max

Expert artists need not apply

You WILL learn to draw through seeing and fearlessly marking. In this workshop, Tom teaches you as his teacher taught him: to not be afraid of making a mess and to start in the middle like a hunter and take dead aim on your subject that you WILL draw. But be warned, as Tom likes to quote, “The reward for work is more work” (Mark van de Walle).
Limit: 20 (could accommodate more if necessary)

Tom Sachs is a sculptor, probably best known for his elaborate dub versions Modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another. A lot has been made of the conceptual underpinnings of these sculptures: how Sachs samples capitalist culture: remixing, dubbing, and spitting it back out again, so that the results are transformed and transforming. Equally, if not more important, is his total embrace of "showing his work." All the steps that led up to the end result are always on display. This means that nothing Sachs makes is ever finished. Like any good engineering project, everything can always be stripped down, stripped out, redesigned, and improved.

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