On October 11th Sue Johnson will teach a two to three hour sketchbook workshop on Surrealist drawing. Sue will discuss her work, guide the class through some surrealist writing exercises and exquisite corpse drawings, and attendees will create their own collages modeled off of Sue’s work. This workshop is suitable for families, individuals and teens, and includes materials which can be picked up from VisArts before the week of the workshop.

Sue Johnson (b. San Francisco, CA) earned an MFA in Painting from Columbia University and a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University. Revisionist in method, her installations and artworks create plausible fictions that run parallel and counter to canonical histories, focusing on topics including the early modern museum, picturing of Nature and women, and the domestic universe and consumer culture. She has developed research-based exhibition projects for the Pitt-Rivers Museum, The Rosenbach Museum and Library, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, and the American Philosophical Society Museum.

To learn more about Sue and her work, visit her site.

VisArts will provide a package of materials for this workshop. The materials package can be picked up from the VisArts Gibbs Street Gallery between Noon and 4pm from Monday October 5th through Friday October 9th, the week leading up to the workshop.

Provided materials will include:

A wire bound sketchbook

Packet of collage materials from the artists collection

Crayola watercolor pencil set of 12

Pencil sharpener

Graphite stick

Glue stick

Black Sharpie Twin Tip Marker

White paint

If you have any questions regarding this workshop please contact the Exhibition Programming Coordinator, Megan Koeppel at [email protected]

This online workshop will be hosted through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. After you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log into the class the day before the workshop begins. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.

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