The Exquisite Corpse is a collaborative drawing game that was developed by Surrealist artists in 1925. It was a way for them to free their minds of distractions and push their creativity to its fullest potential. It was also a lot of fun and yielded some pretty hilarious drawings.
Traditionally, players work together to draw a figure on the same sheet of paper. Each player adds one body part (i.e., a head, torso, legs) and then folds the paper so that the next players do not see what has been drawn. The result is a fantastical figure with a head, body, and legs made by different people.
For this program, we will be using Zoom to take the Exquisite Corpse game into the digital realm and, because it’s Halloween, we’re upping the spooky factor by creating monsters and other creepy characters. Join us for an evening of frightening fun that will open your mind, pump up your creativity, and make you smile!
This program will take place on Zoom and is designed to be interactive. Participants will make and share drawings during the program and participate in conversations. Video is required. Please have something to draw with and to draw on.
You must have a Zoom account to register for this program. Don't have Zoom? Sign-up for free here.
This program is part of The Big Draw, the world’s largest celebration of drawing that takes place across the globe every year during October. It is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t. The festival promotes drawing as a universal language that has the power to change lives and unite people of any age, background, race, or religion from around the globe.
Originally published at sniteartmuseum.nd.edu.