Photo: Mario de Lopez

Workshop: Drawing from Film Inspired by Catherine Goodman

  • Sat 4 May 2024
  • 5.30 – 7.30 pm

Following the captivating Drawing from Film session in February, the interactive drawing workshop inspired by London-based artist Catherine Goodman is back with a new film as its subject: romantic fantasy ‘Wings of Desire’ (1987) directed by Wim Wenders.

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 drawing session, inspired by artist Catherine Goodman, is held on the occasion of the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, ‘Catherine Goodman. New Works’ on view through 5 May 2024.

The film has an MPAA rating of PG-13. The workshop is available to those 13 years and older; any minors attending must be accompanied by an adult. 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. Click here to purchase tickets.

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 herself 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 HM 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.

Explore more
Watch a conversation between Catherine Goodman and curator and writer Jenelle Porter to learn more about the works on view in Los Angeles. Click here to watch.