Tam O’Shanter Drawing Session: Ghosts

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$10 ($8 members, $5 students)

Pencils in hand, we will write our travel stories and illustrate characters from "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts," Nigerian writer Amos Tutuola's 1954 classic novel. The protagonist is a little boy who wanders through a number of bushes filled with ghosts of many kinds, while recounting his startling, often supernatural encounters with the likes of the Smelling-Ghost and Flash-eyed Mother Ghost. Working with excerpts from the novel, and led by poet Yona Harvey and writer Emmanuel Iduma, we will address our affinity, and perhaps solidarity, with foreigners and strangers.


These creative sessions are for those who draw and for those who don’t. Explore contemporary art through improvised forms of drawing with artists and organizers of the 2018 Carnegie International. Sketching, doodling, cartooning, mapping, writing, and marking are among the many modes that will bring us together.

Named after the original art classes for young people that Carnegie Museum of Art has been holding since 1929; the tam o’shanter, or tam, is a Scottish beret—oft adorned by a pompom.
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By: Carnegie Museum of Art

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