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
FIT Faculty and students are welcome to attend.
PLEASE RSVP TO PROFESSOR DONNA DAVID. firstname.lastname@example.org
Specify the day you can attend the workshop. Stop by on Wednesday to see the live demonstration.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22 and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
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.
David will paint a map on a live model.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23
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!