drawing http://michiganradio.org en Comic drawing workshop for kids http://michiganradio.org/post/comic-drawing-workshop-kids <p>Cartoonist <a href="http://comicsaregreat.com/">Jerzy Drozd</a> has picked twenty-one rural and urban towns in Michigan where he knows people are having a tough time making ends meet. Drozd has been visiting those towns and offering <a href="http://mlatcomics.com/krc/sft">comic-drawing workshops,</a> free of charge, to the kids in those areas. &nbsp;</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-976847.mp3</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 21:14:50 +0000 Kyle Norris 3222 at http://michiganradio.org Comic drawing workshop for kids Drawing Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/drawing-detroit <p>An artist in Detroit is expanding his project that highlights different city neighborhoods.&nbsp; Several years ago <a href="http://bunkbunkbunk.com/">Ben Bunk</a> moved to Detroit for an artist residency at the <a href="http://www.555arts.org/">555 Gallery.&nbsp;</a></p><p>He would ride his bike on a seven mile commute from the Eastern Market area to a studio near the abandoned Michigan Central Station. His bike rides inspired doodles which eventually lead to a series of black and white drawings of neighborhood buildings.</p><p>Bunk says it&rsquo;s fun to draw Detroit, and describes his drawing style as relatively simple.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s realistic in the sense that it has perspective that&rsquo;s correct, and all the windows are there but the lines are crooked. I would say it&rsquo;s kind of childish and it&rsquo;s funny. The buildings are kind of crooked and they talk to each other in how they&rsquo;re bent.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Bunk won a mini-grant from a local event known as <a href="http://www.detroitsoup.com/">SOUP</a> and used the money to self-publish a post-card sized book of his drawings. Bunk is now working on professionally publishing a second edition. Sun, 24 Apr 2011 17:20:16 +0000 Kyle Norris 2197 at http://michiganradio.org Drawing Detroit Artists profile the route between Toledo & Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/artists-profile-route-between-toledo-detroit <p><span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Three female artists have spent two years road-tripping around the small, often rural towns between Toledo and Detroit. They&#39;ve talked to anyone they met.</p><p>Martine MacDonald is one of the artists. She says,<em> &ldquo;People have a deep connection to the area in which they live and work.&quot; <span _fck_bookmark="1" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></em>She also says the people they&#39;ve met have been incredibly open and willing to share their stories with the artists.</p> Sun, 07 Nov 2010 19:57:35 +0000 Kyle Norris 288 at http://michiganradio.org Artists profile the route between Toledo & Detroit