William Kentridge Lectures in Cambridge

William Kentridge is a South African artist who animates his charcoal drawings. He constructs his animations by filming a giant drawing, photographing the drawing after each erasure and change. A single drawing creates an entire animation. These palimpsest-like drawings are later displayed along with the films as finished pieces of art.

He is coming to Cambridge for nearly two months to do a series of weekly lectures. The lectures are free, but you need to come get tickets for each lecture a few hours earlier each week at the Harvard box office (in the Holoyoke Center, near the Harvard T-station).

Info here:


Hi everyone! Just a reminder that class tomorrow is in the Paramount Building, Studio 9 (4th floor).  We’ll be life drawing.  Be sure to bring a sketchbook with a stiff back, larger than 8×10 recommended.  Or, bring a board of some kind that you can use to draw on (plus clips or tape to secure the paper).  There are chairs with movable writing surfaces in the room, and you will probably want to lower the table and work off your lap, one of your hands holding the hard drawing surface at an angle to your body.

See you Wednesday at 6pm!


DON HERTZFELDT at the Coolidge, April 2

I HIGHLY recommend you go see the man and his films at the Coolidge Corner Theater, this coming April 2nd.  Buy your tickets now, as he one of the coolest animators alive, and I am sure it will sell out.

Billy's Balloon, 1998, student film

Go to the bottom of the page and link to tickets for Boston.
http://bitterfilms.com or

And go ahead and watch his films online.  They are all shot on film, and will be even better in person!!!!


Miyazaki Screening at the MFA, Feb 1-19, 2012

This is a great opportunity to see the masters of Studio Ghibli on the big screen.  These movies are delightful and exquisitely drawn.

Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli

And, since we don’t have class next Wednesday the 1st, if instead you go see one of the films,  (and show me your ticket stub), you’ll get extra credit!!