Oscar Romp is an artist and performer/DJ whose work is site specific, and encompasses live drawing in community settings, land/cityscapes and dance-club venues, exploring the themes of music, social-dance and cultural history.
He works collaboratively with a wide range of client groups and has made public art for Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, Sussex Beacon, Oasis Project and the National Trust. When working collaboratively, the aim is not merely to pass on ‘making’ and ‘doing’ skills, but also to nurture the confidence and motivation in participants to become artists in their own right.
“I believe every living human has the right and ability to be an artist.”
DRAWING, DANCE AND MOVEMENT / THIS IS A FREE WORKSHOP
This workshop provides the participant with the opportunity to capture aspects of dance and movement in their drawing, in a relaxed, informal and social environment.
The session includes
- Live dance activity to various genres of vintage dance music, alongside drawing-from-observation.
- Participants will have the opportunity to create drawings and sketches, and may also participate in the dance activity.
The Process and Activity
- Vintage dance music is played, dancers will dance, whilst drawers draw, and are guided by Oscar who will enable the drawer to build their own approach to drawing people-in-movement.
- The roles of dancer/life model and drawer are interchangeable here. All are welcome regardless of (perceived) ability level. Confidence and skill in drawing and observing will be nurtured by a series of short-poses, leading to longer poses near the end of the session.
- Oscar will advise and guide each student between the various poses and drawing tasks set during the workshop, – placing emphasis on engagement and playful experimentation, rather than producing ‘polished products’.