iAMDA, the International Association of Mobile Digital Artists, is having a UK meet-up from 11-13th February. The events start off at Guildford College before taking in the LightBox gallery and London’s Camden Market, with drawing classes, lectures and other events. We asked iAMDA member and Digital Artist contributor Matthew Watkins to tell us more about what they’ll be getting up to.
“[It’s] organised by Paul Kercal, a mobile digital artist since the first release of Brushes (as well as a college teacher and youthworker) with assistance from Matthew Watkins, Benjamin Rabe, Sophie Allsopp, Lumilyon, Valerie Beeby, Paul Clarke, Stefan Marjoram and many more artists from around the world. We have artists travelling in from as far afield as Greece, Italy, Spain Germany and Argentina to join in with the fun.
The sessions have been sponsored and supported by Adobe, Apple Education, Cancom, TenOne Design, IAMDA, Ascot Ales and Guildford College.
We’re all Mobile Digital Artists who love what we do and want to get together to learn, collaborate and think through solutions, answers and more. Also it gives me the chance, as a teacher, to bring this wealth of talent into my classroom which is not a bad thing at all. We got together last year, after a fashion, in New York. By which I mean a great many mobile digital artists got together, Paul Kercal had to settle for taking forty five students to meet 15 students in London to satellite link up and chat!”
Are you a smartphone artist? Head over to iAMDA’s website at http://iamda.org/ and find out more about the association.