Drawing is the way we first make our mark in the world and it is at the core of all art making. It is as uniquely personal as our signature and as expressive as a finished portrait. It extends both mind and spirit as an exciting activity that promotes a deep respect for looking and thinking. Drawing can change the way we view the world.
The Drawing Project believes that It is never too late to learn to draw, nor too late to have a desire to make our mark(s). Participants in these drawing sessions will be led through traditional and nontraditional drawing exercises to develop skill and insight as they develop their own creative drawing practice. Each workshop is designed for the participant to carefully develop new drawing skills, techniques and strategies while creating a unique visual language. Most importantly these workshops provide participants with new ways of seeing, looking and engaging with the world.
Each session provides instruction based interactive presentations set within an historical context, guided teaching from demonstration to application and time for personal and group reflection and critique. Each week is concluded with an ongoing pot light exhibition of work on-site. Since drawing skills require practice to develop, assignments or drawing exercises will be provided weekly to support the development of each artist’s skills. The course culminates in a traditional exhibition, artist talk and reception and for those who wish participate.