Catherine Goodman in her London studio, 2023 © Catherine Goodman. Photo: Oskar Proctor

Drawing from Film with Catherine Goodman

  • Fri 23 February 2024
  • 5.30 – 8.30 pm

Participate in a drawing session led by London-based artist Catherine Goodman on the occasion of ‘Catherine Goodman. New Works’ her first exhibition in Los Angeles opening 27 February at Hauser & Wirth Downtown LA.

Developed as part of the Drawing from Film program at The Royal Drawing School, participants are invited to call for the film to be paused at any given still to complete fast-paced drawings in semi-darkness. These playful interactions offer new ways of looking and are an opportunity to see through the cinematographer’s point of view.

This session in Los Angeles will feature the film ‘Paris, Texas’ (1984) directed by Wim Wenders (2h 25 min). The film documents the travels of Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, who wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself and his family.

Goodman will offer a viewing of her exhibition for workshop participants in advance of its opening date. The viewing will begin at 5.30 pm and the workshop will follow at 6 pm.

The film has an MPAA rating of R. The workshop will be 18+; no minors are allowed. All drawing abilities are welcomed. If people have their own materials, they are welcome to bring them, but it is not necessary as some drawing materials will be provided.

Tickets for this workshop are $15 each. All workshop fee proceeds will be donated to Inner-City Arts. Participants can reach and inquire about our accessible pricing options. Seating is limited, RSVP is required.

About Catherine Goodman
For more than four decades, Catherine Goodman CBE has developed a unique visual language that communicates a powerful visionary response to her lived experience and memory. Goodman’s intensely expressive painting process uses strongly pigmented oil paint, brushwork, oil sticks, drips and washes to create atmospheric and immersive paintings which explore both figuration and abstraction.

Central to Goodman’s artistic process is the act of drawing directly from life, her intimate knowledge of the old master painters and drawing from film, where she immerses in the legends of the modern cinema age. In Goodman’s words, “drawing can bring about a sense of unity and create a portal into other realms of consciousness." This daily practice roots her mark-making in observation and informs and enriches her paintings.

Catherine Goodman’s role as an educator is integral to her artistic identity. Since graduating from art school, Goodman has been organizing drawing classes for the homeless and other community groups, demonstrating a longstanding commitment to social justice in art education. In 2000, this led her to co-establish the Royal Drawing School with HRH King Charles III, to address the increasing absence of drawing in art education and to give wider access to disadvantaged students.

About Inner-City Arts
Inner-City Arts offers a safe, creative space in Los Angeles where more than 200,000 children have been invited to create and explore. Inner-City Arts provides quality arts instruction for students from underserved communities, integrated arts workshops for educators, and programming designed for the community.