Discovering Metamorphoses with Arp. Drawing Transformation with Charlotte von Ohnesorge

11:00 – 15:00  |  Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
Workshop – Registration necessary

02 Apr 2023

Attention: Please ask Ms. von Ohnesorge whether participation in English is possible.


»The leaf turns into a torso. The torso transforms into a vase.« Hans Arp


We follow the transformation of forms in Hans Arp's sculptures with our drawing.

As charcoal and red chalk allow free-swinging lines to be supple and flowing - sometimes broad, sometimes delicate - it is ideal for tracing Arp's swelling curves and gliding forms. We try out the many possibilities of charcoal, whereby the very position in the hand, the decision to use the edge or broadside, determines and extremely varies the result - consciously or by chance.

As we walk around the sculptures, we recognise and paint the movement: convex or concave, in the transformation, in the change in the small as well as in the large. In this way we loosen our hand, the drawing curves become softer. We detach individual areas and reassemble them, and (incidentally) understand more and more how Arp's works are so lively and exciting. The workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced students.


Costs: 50 euros per person | incl. material | plus museum entrance fee

Registration necessary: Charlotte von Ohnesorge oder +49 178 9132068



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