With Kim Whitby
Drawing is often perceived as a mindless artform. However, it can be an immersive and disciplined skill teaching you how to work with your mistakes and remain adaptable in your daily life. Mindful drawing requires no specialist materials and is suitable for all, even those with
no previous experience or skill in art. The session is focused on the absorbing process of drawing strategies rather than the product.
- Paper – A4 copier paper is suitable.
- Something to draw with – a biro is fine (pencil/fine-liner/crayon)
- Participants who have art materials are free to use whatever they prefer but it is not necessary to enjoy the session
- Desktop or household items…mug/pencil case//handbag/ lunch box/newspaper/shoe/umbrella/glove
The session will be a back and forth series of demonstrations and repetition.
We will look at developing observation, making comparisons, direct measurements, shape and angles, using lines and then incorporating tone. Initially, the session will encourage observation and following a demonstration participants will explore my subject matter via the Zoom overhead camera using line. Next participants will repeat the process having selected their own subject matter using line*. Finally, I will demonstrate how to expand the activity to incorporate tone, with an opportunity to explore this practice too.
*Participants who are able may point their camera at their own table top and drawing, and I will try and offer a few words of advice.
This is an online event. A zoom link will be sent out nearer to the time.
You are welcome to join this event if you live or work in Bankside.
This is part of our annual Better You programme to support your health and wellbeing, designed to encourage you to be your best and happiest self, whatever 2022 may bring.