Welcome and Line
In this first session we will cover three methods of drawing. These methods aim to bring us away from the idea of creating a ‘pretty picture’ and will focus our intention on the present moment. We will look at the two points of focus that are used when doing an observational drawing and how they can help us to develop the power of attention.
In this session we will be focusing on form. This means a more structural and technical approach to drawing. We will take a look at how our labels and ideas of things can affect the way we see and record. We will also look at how our thoughts affect our drawing and ways we can come to more stillness in creativity.
In this session about movement we will focus on the more emotional side of drawing. We will explore how to bring life and movement into our image. This contrasts to the last lesson which is a more structured approach. Both methods are equally valuable and over time will be combined after lots of practise. We will also go through an altered awareness exercise that involves the sense of sight, in which we will practise drawing from a place of stillness.
Each week there will be some homework to try out. This is to allow us to explore in more depth what we have learned during the sessions and discuss what we have found out. This will also help us to get into the habit of drawing being something that is part of our normal life.