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Drawing on Nature: Defining your “Creative-being”!
August 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
PREMISE: Do you like to draw? Are you creative but can’t seem to find your muse? Are you the one who “can’t draw a straight line?” Do you think you have to already know how to draw? Or, are you afraid because you have doubts that what you draw may not match your best vision?
Then … this workshop is for you!
- The “Drawing on Nature” workshop will help you “connects the dots” between your brain, nature and the creative process. It is not about how good you can draw or if what you make is “good” or if it is “art”. The goal is to improve your own self-awareness and better control your outcomes by learning strategies that that can help you improve listening and observation skills.
- Scientific data proves that participating in creative endeavors will improve your brain’s cognitive functions. The benefits from touching pencil to paper improves hand-eye coordination, adds synapses to your neurotransmitters, improves memory and increases your over-all state of alertness.
- Your newly integrative skills can be incorporated and shared within your work, classroom or family!
- Art integration is used to show how content and art are connected. All participants will be given an art integration worksheet that they can use and adapt to their school or place of work.
Define Your Creative Being!
What's the Schedule?
- 8 — 8:15 a.m. — Introduction
- 8:15 – 9 a.m. — Make your own sketchbook
- 9 — 9:30 a.m. — Visual Thinking Strategies
- 9:30 –10:30 a.m. — Just Because: Using sound to create intuitive doodles, sketches or creative dabbling
- 10:30 — 10:45 a.m. — Reflection & Discussion: “What If?”
- 10:45 — Noon –: Micro & Macro: Learning to see in a new way- We will use small hand-held magnifying glasses to cut up a flower and draw from the inside to the outside.
- Noon –12:15 p.m. — Prep for outdoors and walk to nearby lake/woods.
- 12:15 — 1:45 p.m. — Working Lunch & Drawing on Nature: Using “active listening”, several different mark-making techniques will be described. While blindfolded, with just our eyes closed and then with our eyes open, we will let our brain lead our senses and create what we hear and not necessarily what we see.
- 1:45 – 2 p.m. — Walk back to BluSeed
- 2 — 2:30 p.m. — Reflection & Group Discussion & Evaluations
What Will I Need?
What to bring: Comfortable clothes, bug spray, raincoat (This is a rain or shine event.) your lunch (We will be eating it during the outside session.).
Provided: Pencils & paper, journal making material, snacks, coffee, tea, fruit & muffins, art integration worksheet & other reference material
Is There a Cost?
Cost: $85 or $65 for FEH teachers & NYSATA members