Salzburg, Austria

Drawing in Motion

when 17 August 2020 - 29 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 720

This course is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts's 2020 programme.

Course leader

Per Dybvig

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Course aim

The course will focus on creating narratives with drawing through exploring different techniques, formats and media, as well as the impact of working in different surrounding conditions. The main tasks of the course will include investigating four primary expressions in relation to figurative works on paper: large-scale and small-scale drawing, drawing animation, and capturing visual observations in a moment of motion by physically entering public normative urban settings. In the course ink/brush/pen and pencil on paper are the principal utensils we will use to try and explore their proximity to their own functions and limits.

What happens with a narrative when we work within and between drastically different formats? What occurs when a drawing starts moving to sound and speech? To what extent can the manifestation of sociological forms in one’s own development of narrative be influenced by the process of capturing fragments of fluid narratives in the public spaces of a city landscape through life drawing? Throughout the two-week course, students will encounter these thematics by exploring the different methods themselves, both individually and in groups.

By investigating these multiple relationships that occur between the different techniques, scales and expressions, the idea of motion becomes a consistent factor that disrupts the normative perimeter of composing a narrative in drawing, enabling different processes as coherent influences that may meet as well as shatter each other.

Fee info

EUR 720: regular fee
EUR 560: reduced fee for students


Grant applications can be sent before 1 April.