air@FIT: David Nuttall

Artist in Residence program in The Studio, in the Art and Design Gallery in the Pomerantz Art and Design Center.

DAVID NUTTALL, cartographer
Hand-drawn plausible fictitious maps

THE STUDIO – D223
October 22-24

FIT Faculty and students are welcome to attend.

PLEASE RSVP TO PROFESSOR DONNA DAVID. donna_david@fitnyc.edu
Specify the day you can attend the workshop. Stop by on Wednesday to see the live demonstration.

WORKSHOPS:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
1-2 PM
Bring supplies: Micron or other thin ink art pens, Black, Green, Red and Blue, if you have them. Bring your color pencils. We’ll give you the plywood and have a few pens and pencils to share.

DEMONSTRATION:
David will paint a map on a live model.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
10AM-3:30PM

images of work

Originally from Aberfan in South Wales, David Nuttall is a British government-trained cartographer that works within the unique art form of hand-drawn plausible fictitious maps, which he has been creating since the age of five. He currently lives in Huntsville, Alabama, and continues to do Geographic Information Systems (GIS) consulting within public safety sector.

In the workshops, you will receive instruction and information about creating your own plausible fictional map on birch plywood. You’ll learn how to understand the real world, and a real location setting, to be able to create a map of a place that could exist. You’ll see some of David’s own work, examine good and bad examples of maps used in books and how fiction writing and story telling needs a good map to bring the story to life.

On Wednesday, David will demonstrate painting a map on a live model. Speak with him about his process as he works. Once you learn this technique, you can apply it to any medium, even the human body!

See more of David’s work here:
https://artimaps.com
https://www.instagram.com/artimaps/

You may attend without RSVP, but you will be responsible for your own birch plywood to create your map on, if supplies run out.