Saturday 24 April 2010

Faith & Image: The Spiritual Power of Drawing

The latest Faith & Image event is The Spiritual Power of Drawing, an illustrated talk by Mark Lewis, exploring the drawings of the Renaissance period. There is no charge for this event, which will be held on Tuesday May 11th. 8.00pm, in the Gwinnell Room at St Mary's Woodford, but donations are welcome.

Mark Lewis has originated the Drawing First consultancy which aims to open up the world of freehand drawing to people of all ages for professional and personal development, stimulation or enjoyment. He trained and worked as an industrial designer specialising in product design, jewellery and silversmithing. He has had over 30 years experience of teaching drawing and design in schools, adult, further and higher education.

Mark has also provided practical training courses for art and design teachers and delivered community drawing events in London, including regular participation in the national Big Draw campaign. He was formerly a Principal Lecturer in the Sir John Cass Department of Media and Design at London Metropolitan University but has once again become a freelance artist and designer and shares his passion for drawing and creative thinking by offering tuition and bespoke workshops. He is currently lecturing part-time at Birmingham City University.

Mark's talk will be followed on Friday, May 14th. at 10.30am by a visit to the British Museum to see the major exhibition: Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance drawings. Meet on the steps of the main entrance of the British Museum, if you wish to attend.

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