Stills from Films is a new concept under the Life Drawing Club. Cecilia Yakin, the director of the program will project and screen short films for the group. After the screening Cecilia will show pre-selected frames from the film. Each scene will be projected for differing amounts of times; For example, a scene could be shown for 3 minutes with the longest scene times lasting up to 15 minutes. During these times artists will draw or sketch the scene that is being projected. Each scene is timed and after the finishing of one scene, we continue to the next scene and so on. After the last scene is drawn, everyone picks their favorite works from the day and places them on the floor to share and compare with the rest of the group. These sessions are fun, respectful, and community-based events with the aim to bring creative communities closer together, to share the knowledge of different mediums of art, and to share creative experiences together.
For the first Stills from Films Cecilia will be screening La Jetée, a 1962 French, Left Bank science fiction featurette by Chris Marker which is composed almost entirely of still images and runs 28 minutes long.