Kasper Heron Købke
Hi, my name is Kasper Heron Købke, and I am a Danish autodidactic pencil artist from Copenhagen. I draw extremely photo-realistic and large-scaled Art Drawings (www.drawingsbykobke.com). Besides creating my Art Drawings, I also have many years of experience in teaching and learning both children, youngsters and adults the technique of drawing. Within the last 2 to 3 years I have held more than 500 hours of drawing workshops, lessons, sessions, presentations and other activities and projects in Denmark and abroad. This is because I truly believe in the capacity of drawing; not only in what you draw on a piece of paper, but also as a significant communication and visualization tool on equal terms with speech, intonation, and body language.
I am determined to bring out creativity and the universal language of drawing to as many as possible, as many places around the world as possible, which also brought me to South Africa for the first time in 2012 to facilitate drawing workshops and lessons, including a final exhibition for about 600 children and youngsters.
In the CICLO-project I will go to South Africa again, where I in collaboration with the Frank Joubert Art Centre will organize and facilitate drawings workshops, drawings lessons, presentations and artist talks for learners from the age of 10 to 17, for primary and high school teachers and professional artists. I will teach everyone my drawing and visualization techniques, and I will teach them how to teach others these same techniques. Furthermore I will take part in the creation of the school children’s art pieces, and the general preparation, for the exhibition and performance in the UNESCO Arts Education Week in May.
I look very much forward to contributes to the CICLO-project because I truly believe in the capacity and sustainability of drawing and creativity as an equal and most important tool for learning, not only in specific Art Classes, but in education in general.
Furthermore I look very much forward to meet and work with all the creative learners and teachers in Cape Town. I am sure that it is going to be three amazing weeks, and I hope that it will be the beginning of an ongoing creative process, where my drawing and visualization techniques can take active part in their future education.
I also hope that we together will create an amazing and meaningful artistic contribution to the UNESCO Arts Education Week in May, both in South Africa and in Denmark.
Photo by Svenn Hjartarson
Photo by Aske Rif Torbensen
Photo by Adam Sund (+ portrait on top of page)
Follow Kasper’s journey to Cape Town on his facebook page here