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Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Fhdydyejdvubsjwv Enchanted: Idea Generating & Digital Collage

Guest Artist: Erin Hayden

Artist and poet Erin Hayden will help us tap into our unconscious by exploiting the randomness of technology to create unplanned—and unplannable—works of art. We’ll start with collaborative and often hilarious writing exercises, as well as automatic writing and the auto-fill feature, to inspire, generating content, and guide our digital collage making. Looking together at found images, we’ll use drawing as a way of “note-taking” for new marks and visual ideas that we can add to our  compositions. You can create your collage using free software (as well as “analog” materials) or watch along as Erin shares her own process and methods in Photoshop to create an original artwork with us.

Erin Hayden is an interdisciplinary artist predominantly working in painting, performance, poetry, video, and installation. Her work has been exhibited in various cities across the US and abroad including at Stony Island Arts Bank, and Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Torino. Solo exhibitions of her paintings and video work has been shown at Mana Contemporary Chicago, and Randy Alexander Gallery. She has been an artist resident at the Ragdale Foundation, the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, Chicago Artists Coalition, and is a Luminarts Fellow. She has been featured in reviews and publications such as, Frieze, Chicago Tribune, Lori Waxman’s 60wrd/min art critic, and NewCity Art as a 2018 Breakout Artist. She received her MFA in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University and is currently living and working in Chicago.

Zoom Meeting ID: 938 7251 5453

Suggested Materials

  • Smartphone
  • Computer or tablet

Optional Materials

  • “Analog” collage materials (magazines, photographs, old journals, junk mail, scissors, glue, tape, etc.)

Drink & Draw [Virtual] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

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