This workshop will be conducted as an investigation on a few of the ways to understand and undertake drawing. It will feature examination of the material world, close observation of objects within, and collaborative concepts and means of making work. Four distinct sections, outlined below, will feature close collaboration, and the instructor will offer advice and encouragement throughout the course of the workshop. The workshop will be defined and divided along the following schema:
1. Drawing as Material investigation. An introduction into tools and means, and what drawing consists in.
2. Drawing as Investigation into the World. Leonardo is famous for inviting his atelier students to examine plaster flaking off high ceilings and walls and to make drawings from them. We will undertake a similar project.
3. Drawing as Observation. Workshop members/artists will make a series of drawing, 3-5, of objects that we will seek and find. We will observe those objects and their structure.
4. Collaborative drawings. We will make a project together.
Finally, we will discuss the work we've made, critiquing each other's work if such a critique is deemed suitable by the group, and will discuss some ways each one of these practices can live on at home and out in the world.