Event Details

  • Drawing a continent by hand with Anton Thomas
  • Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 11:30AM - 4:00PM - This event is now over
  • Type: Workshop
  • Location: Other 3 - See Event Description
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  • Description: Dodson Room, IKBLC Three years ago, Anton Thomas picked up a set of color pencils and began drawing North America. State by state, city by city, he wanted to pay tribute to this vast and beautiful continent by way of pictorial map. Without any idea how long it might take, he stumbled into an extremely dense and lengthy project: The North American Continent. Now, three years and 600 cities later, it is on the verge of completion. In this presentation we will explore methods, techniques and the story behind it - including its peculiar origins right here in Canada. We will take a tour of the map, unpacking its contents while examining some of the interesting dilemmas one comes across in such a project. Selecting content for an expansive pictorial map is a thrilling but windy road - a search for harmony between the creative freedoms of art and the geographic truth of cartography.
  • Facilitator(s): Michelle Blackwell, Evan Thornberry

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